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First Look: New Nook lights it up
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First Look: New Nook lights it up

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As rumors swirl that Amazon is developing a new Kindle with an integrated light, Barnes & Noble's new $139 Simple Touch with Glow Light is already a reality.

I'm David (Connelly?), executive editor for (signet?).com. And I'm here with the new Barns and Noble Simple Touch With Glow Light. This is an E-ink device sort of good for reading outdoors with Barns and Noble is making a deal about that glow light. It does display uniformly across the screen and it is integrated right in to the device. Well I think we'll do read at night and according to Barns and Noble this was the number one feature that people ask for in a new E-reader. It does come with the cost, the device is a $139, but you get an AC adapter with that to charge it as well as an anti-glare screen cover. But it is $40 more expensive than the regular simple touch which stays on the market. From a designed perspective there really isn't any difference here except for the gray boarder around it, that has changed. Barns and Noble says it has meant to shave off about 6% of the weight while maintaining the battery life at around one month with about half an hour to use a day. The other key performance upgrade is that the touch screen has been enhanced. It is more responsive than the simple touch that is not a software upgrade but is actually something that's been engineered into the product. So some slight enhancements in terms of performance but the real key feature here is the new glow light which does work very well in the dark. I'm David (Connelly?) and that's the new Barns and Noble simple touch E-reader with glow light. Thanks for watching.

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