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B&N unveils Nook e-reader that can be read in the dark

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Apr 2012 21:32 User comments (7)

B&N unveils Nook e-reader that can be read in the dark Barnes & Noble has introduced a new version of the Nook e-reader that will have a glow in the dark screen, allowing for night time and dark room reading.
The new version of the Nook Simple Touch, which has an e-ink touchscreen, will incorporate the new light, a feature Amazon's rival Kindle devices do not have.

Says Chief Executive Officer William Lynch: "Having to clip on the light at night, there is the consumer cost of the hassle factor. The glow is the biggest revolution in the dedicated single-purpose e-reader market since the launch of the Kindle in 2007."

B&N is the world's largest bookstore chain and the company controls about 30 percent of the ebook market.

The new device will sell for $139, the same price the original Touch model launched at last year. The first-gen device (with no light) now sells for $99.

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7 user comments

112.4.2012 21:37

WTF... my current book does that, its called a back lit LCD screen and its $100 cheap piece of crap. Still does what its supposed to do tho, so why should anyone care about this?

212.4.2012 21:44

Originally posted by Mysttic:
WTF... my current book does that, its called a back lit LCD screen and its $100 cheap piece of crap. Still does what its supposed to do tho, so why should anyone care about this?
Because the Nook Touch can last 2 months without charging and e-ink screens put no strain on the eyes. Your $100 "piece of crap" tablet gets what, 5 hours per charge?

313.4.2012 2:49

Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Originally posted by Mysttic:
WTF... my current book does that, its called a back lit LCD screen and its $100 cheap piece of crap. Still does what its supposed to do tho, so why should anyone care about this?
Because the Nook Touch can last 2 months without charging and e-ink screens put no strain on the eyes. Your $100 "piece of crap" tablet gets what, 5 hours per charge?
About 12 actually. But fair point.

413.4.2012 8:32
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Originally posted by Mysttic:
Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Originally posted by Mysttic:
WTF... my current book does that, its called a back lit LCD screen and its $100 cheap piece of crap. Still does what its supposed to do tho, so why should anyone care about this?
Because the Nook Touch can last 2 months without charging and e-ink screens put no strain on the eyes. Your $100 "piece of crap" tablet gets what, 5 hours per charge?
About 12 actually. But fair point.
This is exactly what I'VE been waiting for. So yep, I definitely really care about this. Will probably pick one up when I go to America later this year cuz that's actually beautiful :)

513.4.2012 13:41

Originally posted by Mysttic:
Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Originally posted by Mysttic:
WTF... my current book does that, its called a back lit LCD screen and its $100 cheap piece of crap. Still does what its supposed to do tho, so why should anyone care about this?
Because the Nook Touch can last 2 months without charging and e-ink screens put no strain on the eyes. Your $100 "piece of crap" tablet gets what, 5 hours per charge?
About 12 actually. But fair point.
Re-looking at post, it seems condescending but didn't mean to be. I just remember my old LCD Nook Color getting poor battery life. 12 hours is still very good for a tablet, but i'll take 2 months any day :)

613.4.2012 20:53

This is so much cooler than those clip on book lights. It might finally be time for me to upgrade my 1st gen Nook.

727.4.2012 6:29

See...pimping ain't easy, but it sure ain't hard. I'm sold on it now.

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