The latest Nook Simple Touch E-reader was released recently by Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS). The latest e-reader of Barnes & Noble features a display screen that facilitates reading books in the dark by lighting up.The latest innovation offered on the Nook Simple Touch E-reader is the latest development for e-ink displays, which typically depend on ambient light in order for the screen to brighten up.
Other devices use an LCD screen which result to glaring when they are used under direct sunlight, making it harder to read. The Nook Simple Touch E-reader with GlowLight is aimed at users who have the habit of reading in bed just before they go to sleep.
Earlier reports revealed that the Nook Simple Touch E-reader will use a front-lit film that is produced by Flex Lighting. The film will reportedly be positioned on the reflective touch screen and have a thickness of around 0.05 millimeters. The company indicated that the technology used on the e-reader will be more energy efficient, which will allow the Nook Simple Touch E-reader to be lighted without using much of the battery life of the device.
The Nook Simple Touch E-reader also features a six-inch grey scale screen which gives it an anti-glare characteristic when the device is used under direct sunlight. The screen can be lighted by simply tapping the surface. The brightness level can also be controlled by the users.
Barnes & Noble indicated that the battery life of the Nook Simple Touch E-reader can last for a month while the glow light is turned on. The latest screen technology used on the Nook Simple Touch E-reader is a significant enhancement from the current e-readers that are currently available in the market including the devices offered by Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN).
The Nook Simple Touch E-reader is lighter compared to the first Nook Simple Touch E-reader and has a price tag of $139. The device will be available in the US market by May.