Barnes & Noble Refreshes Its Nook GlowLight E-reader

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Simply while you thought Barnes & Noble had given up on the e-reader market, the corporate has introduced a refreshed Nook GlowLight.

The Nook GlowLight four is the corporate’s first e-reader announcement since 2017 when it launched the earlier iteration of the gadget.

The Nook GlowLight four e-reader from Barnes & Noble. Barnes & Noble

The Nook GlowLight four encompasses a 6-inch, 300 dots-per-inch show that’s proof against scratches and fingerprints. Importantly, it’s additionally highly effective sufficient to learn e-books in vivid daylight, with the GlowLight know-how guaranteeing an evenly dispersed gentle throughout the display for straightforward viewing.

The brand new gadget comes with quite a lot of enhancements over the GlowLight 3, together with a sleeker design making it the lightest Nook e-reader thus far, and, at 32GB, 4 occasions extra storage — sufficient for “1000’s” of books, Barnes & Noble says. Your whole studying materials may also be saved within the Nook cloud for free of charge.

The Nook GlowLight four consists of bodily page-turning buttons and an evening mode that may be activated manually or configured to function mechanically. It’s additionally the primary Nook e-reader to include a USB charger.

An assortment of instances for the Nook GlowLight four are additionally out there for $20, with extra equipment arriving early subsequent yr.

The Nook GlowLight four shall be out there to order from December eight for $150. That’s across the similar worth as Amazon’s extremely regarded Paperwhite e-reader, although the Nook provides significantly extra storage than Amazon’s gadget.

Although the launch of a brand new Barnes & Noble e-reader has come as one thing of a shock, the corporate demonstrated earlier this yr that it was nonetheless fascinated by {hardware} when it unveiled the funds Nook pill earlier this yr.

The truth is, in an announcement launched this week, Barnes & Noble CEO James Daunt appeared to verify that extra units are on the best way when he mentioned the corporate is now “investing considerably in our Nook line of merchandise.”

Daunt added: “The GlowLight four is the second Nook gadget to launch this yr as we set about to convey a brand new household of units to our clients and to reinvigorate Nook within the coming months and years.”

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