Barnes & Noble Nook Glowlight launched, first ‘Glow in the Dark’ e-reader, pre-orders now available

By on Apr 13, 2012 in Tablet, Technology, United States Comments

Barnes & Noble launched on Thursday, April 12, 2012 its Nook ‘Glow in the Dark’ version, with the so-called Glowlight feature, and the world’s first e-reader that can be used even at night or when when the lights are off.

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According to a press release by Barnes & Noble posted on its official press site that day, the Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight uses a technology being an innovative lighting solution optimized for low-light conditions.

As noted in the report, this 6-inch (15-cm) touch-screen Nook e-reader is the first to combine the most advanced and fastest E Ink display with a precise infrared touchscreen, built-in anti-glare screen for reading in any lit environment, and an evenly distributed and adjustable light for reading in the dark.

“To date, readers have had to compromise: either buying black-and-white E Ink reading devices to optimize their outdoor reading or color LCD devices to be able to read at night in bed with the light off. Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight is like two Readers in one,” Barnes & Noble CEO William J. Lynch was quoted in the report.

“With our new GlowLight technology and the most advanced E Ink display available, we’ve created the most versatile, high-utility Reader ever; as exceptional for reading in the darkest bedroom as on the brightest beach.” Lynch added.

Barnes & Noble also noted that Nook GlowLight, which weighs under 7 ounces (198 grams), the lightest Nook ever, turns on instantly and users can control the amount of light easily with a touch, whether in a dimly lit or pitch dark room.

This 6-inch (15-cm) touch-screen Nook e-reader costs $139 on their official website and will be available in the US starting May 1, 2012, with pre-orders now available; and is being expected to compete well against Amazon’s Kindle and other e-readers.

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