New Nook eReader adds "glowlight" for reading in the dark

A version of the Nook SimpleTouch is now equipped with front-lighting, Barnes & Noble announced Thursday. The new Nook SimpleTouch costs $40 more than the standard version with the light being the only difference; other features remain the same. Built-in lighting has become the next logical step for e-ink readers. On April 6, TechCrunch found that Amazon had acquired patents for a front-lighting design in 2010. The company has offered Kindle cases with built in lighting for some time, but on this count Barnes & Noble has beaten Amazon to this feature. The new Nook benefits from "Flex Lighting," a thin LED lighting film that sits like a skin on top of the e-ink display. The lighting relies on one or two LEDs, according to The E-Book Reader, and its brightness is adjustable. The standard battery life estimate for a Nook SimpleTouch is two months of one hour of reading per day. Barnes & Noble states the device will still last "over one month" if the reader is using the lighting. Hilariously, Barnes

New Nook eReader adds "glowlight" for reading in the dark

Barnes and Noble's (B&N) new Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight solves one of the biggest downsides of e-ink eReaders - reading in the dark. The device, which will be available in May, features ...

Fri 13 Apr 12 from Gizmag

Barnes & Noble lights up e-reader screen

(AP) -- Barnes & Noble says it's tackling one of the shortcomings of black-and-white e-readers, by creating a screen that can be read in the dark.

Thu 12 Apr 12 from Phys.org

Nook e-reader 'glows in the dark'

E-book users will now be able to read in complete darkness - thanks to the first-ever e-ink reader that glows in the dark.

Fri 13 Apr 12 from BBC Technology

Nook Simple Touch gets integrated LEDs for night time reading

Although the E Ink Pearl display used by Kindle and Nook devices provides an excellent contrast ratio and power consumption, it doesn't have any integrated backlighting, making it difficult ...

Fri 13 Apr 12 from Techspot

Barnes & Noble unveils glow-in-the-dark Nook

E-Ink devices are great for the beach but not great at night, and tablet screens shine brightly in dark rooms but are not ideal in sunlight. Barnes & Noble is combining the two in its newest ...

Fri 13 Apr 12 from FOXNews

Barnes & Noble unveils glow-in-the-dark Nook, Thu 12 Apr 12 from Reuters Technology

New Nook SimpleTouch with built-in LED lighting lets you read in the dark

A version of the Nook SimpleTouch is now equipped with front-lighting, Barnes & Noble announced Thursday. The new Nook SimpleTouch costs $40 more than the standard version with the light ...

Thu 12 Apr 12 from Arstechnica

Barnes & Noble invents a Nook that glows in the dark

]]>Solving one of the most vexing e-reading problems — how to read in bed without keeping your sleeping significant other awake — Barnes & Noble has unveiled the Nook Simple Touch ...

Thu 12 Apr 12 from Dvice

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