The Nook Simple Touch Reader is one of the first eReaders to be offered with a touch-screen. And without the navigation screen, or a keyboard like early Kindles, the Nook Simple Touch Reader is one of the lightest, most portable units available.
In addition to the touch-screen, Barnes & Noble made several changes in the Nook platform. The Nook Simple Touch has a much longer battery life than the Nook 1st Edition, able to continue on a single charge for up to two months.
The Simple Touch is available only in a Wi-Fi model, not 3G, but access is free in thousands of locations, including Starbucks stores and Barnes & Noble retail locations.
Prices(Prices as of 12/19/2012)
|Nook Simple Touch Reader ||Source|
|$79||Barnes & Noble|
|$0-$20||Books: Most titles are $5-$20, more than 1 million books are free|
|$15 ||Reading light|
|$20 ||Extended warranty/protection plan|
|Weight||7.48 oz |
|Screen Size||6" touch-screen|
|Text Display||E-Ink Pearl|
|Capacity||2GB (about 1,000 books); MicroSD card slot allows for additional 32GB (30,000 books)|
|Battery Life||Up to 2 months (Wi-Fi off), up to 3 weeks (Wi-Fi on)|
|Other Features||Mini USB pot|
Social media (Twitter & Facebook) integration
|Warranty||1 year, limited|
For manufacturer information about this product, go to Barnes & Noble.
(List as of 12/5/2012) Source: Barnes & Noble
|1. "Engage" by June Gray||$1|
|2. "Before She Dies" by Mary Burton||$5|
|3. "Disarm" by June Gray||$1|
|4. "A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows" by Diana Gabaldon||$2|
|5. "Night Game" by Kirk Russell||$2|
What People Are Saying:
Consumer Reports marked the Nook Simple Touch Reader as the highest-rated dedicated eReader on the market in 2011, noting its excellent readability, responsiveness, navigation and page-turning ability. The Nook Simple Touch Reader was also named the Editor's Choice by PC Magazine. Users also lauded it with praise. The only complaint users noted, and infrequently, was the possibility the screen would freeze, but users added replacing the device was simple and easy through Barnes & Noble.
- PC Magazine: "Hands down, the Barnes & Noble Nook Touch Reader is the best dedicated ebook reader available right now. It's inexpensive, provides a fantastic reading experience, lasts an insanely long time, and accesses the giant Barnes & Noble library."