Barnes & Noble, the company behind the Nook e-reader has launched its latest Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight today. Its latest addition to the Nook portfolio boasts a patent-pending lighting technology which provides sufficient light that can be adjusted for reading in the dark. Never again will one half of a couple in bed, get grumpy because the other one has left the light on to continue reading.


The effect of the GlowLight is allegedly like having two readers in one since you can read it with the light off on a fast and advanced E Ink display or in bright sunlight because of a precise infrared touchscreen that comes with a built-in anti-glare screen protector. On top of that, the battery life for the Simple touch will apparently last over one month on a single charge with the light on. The Nook Simple Touch has opened the flood-gates for pre-orders at its website or ‘Barnes & Noble stores for the e-reader that will cost $139. Purchasers can expect the device to arrive in early May in time for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and a whole summer of reading.

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