CNET First Look
Nook GlowLight Plus e-reader is fully waterproof, has sharper screenBarnes & Noble finally has a new e-reader with a sharper 300dpi e-ink display, capacitive touch screen, built-in ambient light and full waterproofing for $129.99.
Hey, I'm David Carnoy from CNet.com, and I'm here with the new Nook GlowLight Plus. This is Barnes and Noble's first e-reader in two years, and yes, the Nook is back. This is the device that skews very much towards the paper white in terms of specs. It has a 300 DPI screen. It's a little heavier than the old Nook At 6.9 ounces. It has 2.6 gigabytes of memory. And it also is water proof. That's one of the key differentiating features here. It is IP 67 rated. Which means you could actually drop it in your bathtub and completely submerge it. It's worth nothing that the back of the device is made out of aluminum. It is kind of a bronze color and while it looks like plastic is actually metal. As far as the built in light goes it's supposed to be a little bit more uniform than the previous light in the older Nook. Barnes and Noble is calling it built in ambient light and it does appear to be a very nice lighting scheme. The previous Nook glow light was also a white. Device. This one doesn't have the kinda rubberized finish on the sides. It is a smooth metallic finish, as I said, so it's a little bit slippery. But Barnes & Noble is selling some cases, of course. The last Feature I should highlight is the fact that this has a capacitive touch screen and not the infrared touch screen that the previous model had. The capacitive touch screen is a little bit more responsive and overall the device is a little more smoother. Particular because Barnes and Noble has revised the software that the device runs on and also revised its app. This is a $130 e-reader. It's WiFi only, no cellular and is available now. I'm David Carnoi and that's the Nook Glowlight Plus and that's for watching. [MUSIC]