NOOK Media, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble has announced the new NOOK GlowLight, designed especially for people who love escaping into a great book – anytime, anywhere. Tremendously light, with a fresh, contemporary design and soft-touch back that fits beautifully in the hand, NOOK GlowLight features perfectly lit pages, sharper text and advanced display technology for an optimized long-form reading experience that’s more natural and immersive than ever.
Building on its bookselling heritage and deep customer insights, the company has put everything readers love into one device, enhanced the way they can discover and enjoy content old and new, and put it all in a comfortable to hold, redesigned, lightest NOOK ever.
“Barnes & Noble was the first company to recognize and answer E Ink customers’ number one request with a breakthrough integrated light for reading in the dark and today, with the new NOOK GlowLight, we’ve taken the reading experience to a new level,” said Mahesh Veerina, Chief Operating Officer of NOOK Media.
“We developed an all new lightweight design that’s extremely comfortable to hold in one hand for people who love to read anytime, anywhere. Lighter and brighter, with crisp, sharp text, no full page flashing and no ads, our redesigned reading experience is more immersive than ever making the device a must-have item for long-form readers. We welcome customers to their local Barnes & Noble store where they can try the new NOOK GlowLight and see it shine.”
At just 6.2 ounces, the new NOOK GlowLight isn’t only the lightest NOOK ever, it’s 15 percent lighter than the Kindle Paperwhite. Purposefully crafted for long-form reading, it features a fresh, contemporary new industrial design that is astonishingly lightweight and effortless to hold for long stretches. Its ergonomic, contoured shape fits naturally in one hand and has a soft-touch finish chosen to provide maximum comfort for marathon reading sessions. In a sea of black and grey devices, the new warm-white color was handpicked to accentuate the display’s ultra-sharp, crisp text and closer replicate print reading – making customers’ favorite books, magazines and newspapers the true focus.
The new NOOK GlowLight is also built to last with a new silky silicone trim for extra protection against falls and reengineered display area for extra durability so it’s easier than ever to take anywhere and everywhere.
● High resolution E Ink display with 60% more pixels
● GlowLight illuminates the page more evenly
● Carry up to 2,000 books anywhere on the lightest NOOK ever
● Handpicked fonts specially optimized for easy reading
● Amazingly long battery life – Lasts up to 8 weeks
● Shopping is simple with easy access to recommendations & top lists
● Over 3 million books – get them in seconds with built-in Wi-Fi