toggle

AAPL Stock: 113.29 ( + 0.37 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Barnes & Noble refreshes Nook GlowLight design, improves lighting

updated 05:48 am EDT, Wed October 30, 2013

Silicone trim, even lighting in revised e-book reader

Barnes & Noble has launched a new flagship e-reader to compete with the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite. The Nook GlowLight does more than remove the Simple Touch element from its name, by adding a new lighter color scheme and design reminiscent of the Nook HD, as well as a silicone trim for comfort and to help protect it from drops.

Weighing in at 6.2 ounces, the GlowLight is 15-percent lighter than the Paperwhite, reports USA Today, with the new GlowLight also said to be spreading its backlighting more evenly across the 6-inch greyscale screen. Onboard storage has been doubled to 2GB, allowing it to store up to 2,000 e-books, while Barnes & Noble hopes to increase sales through tracking previous purchases and providing personalized book suggestions to users.

The Nook GlowLight is shipping in stores in the US for $119, with Barnes & Noble Book Club members also receiving a 10-percent discount.




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

ZTE Spro 2 Smart Projector

Home theaters are becoming more and more accessible these days, but maybe you've been a bit wary about buying a home projector. And h ...

MSI Geforce GTX 970 100ME

When Nvidia announced a new line of video cards in September 2014, many people thought things would continue to be business as usual i ...

Wren V5US Wireless Sound System

If you're a music fanatic, chances are you are, by extension, a bit fanatical about what you listen to your music on. If you're like ...

toggle

Most Commented