nook simple touch

What will I do with my Nook Simple Touch now?

By Susan Lulgjuraj
February 19, 2014 // 1 Comment

I wonder if my Nook Simple Touch will become a collector’s item. Most likely, it will just be exactly what it is now – a gadget collecting dust with the battery killed off long ago. I haven’t used my NST in months, maybe even a year. So, it was not surprising when I read on The Digital Reader [...]

Refurbished Nook Simple Touch: $40 on eBay

By libertyc
September 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

If you’re looking for a good cheap e-reader, an eBay seller is running a $40 with free shipping special on refurbished Nook Simple Touch units. This is B&N’s 2011 model, a 6” 800×600 unlit Pearl e-ink reader that can do EPUB, including Barnes & Noble’s and Adobe Digital [...]

Is the Smartwatch Trend Heralding a New Type of E-Reader?

By libertyc
July 18, 2013 // 1 Comment

Excitement over the new trend toward smartwatches seems to be reaching a crescendo, with Apple’s rumored iWatch supposedly due to debut in 2014, while Sony brings out the latest generation of its less-than-rhapsodically-received Android SmartWatch series, startup Pebble retails its own [...]

UK Nook Simple Touch fire sale smoulders on

By libertyc
July 10, 2013 // 3 Comments

The news of Barnes & Noble sacking its CEO and discontinuing production of its Nook line of readers doesn’t seem yet to have dented appetites for the devices, with enthusiasts scouring retailers and online shopping sites for remaining examples. Following a savage discounting round in the [...]

E-Reader Price War Breaks Out in UK as Kobo Chases Nook Down

By libertyc
June 17, 2013 // 2 Comments

WHSmith, the UK high street bookstore and stationery chain, has hit a new low in e-reader retailing—price-wise—with a deal on the Kobo Mini e-reader for just £29.99 ($47.07), down from its original £49.99 ($78.45) retail price. WHSmith, known to Brits as just Smiths, is also handing out [...]

On my honeymoon, I fell in love all over again… with my e-reader (and my wife, of course)

By Brian Howard
May 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

I hope you’ll pardon me as I jog my ocean air- and sun-addled brain back into something resembling normal functioning with a story from my just-ended honeymoon. On Saturday, my newly minted wife and I got back from Tulum, Mexico, where we spent a week on the beach relaxing and—if [...]

Study shows tablets continue to overtake e-readers

By libertyc
April 8, 2013 // 7 Comments

My e-reader sits on the bookshelf, dust growing on it every day. My Nook Simple Touch used to be one of my favorite gadgets—I carried it everywhere, even just to sneak a couple of pages here and there. I’ve replaced my e-reader with a tablet. I ordered a Nexus 7 last July (a birthday present) [...]

Barnes & Noble giving away Simple Touch e-reader with purchase of Nook HD+ tablet

By libertyc
March 23, 2013 // 3 Comments

You’re probably wondering why I didn’t trumpet “Deal Alert” in my headline on this “great” deal, which by the way, runs from March 24 to the end of the month. Because it’s a terrible idea and the wrong approach to their problem. Yes, B&N: We know you [...]

Show off your baseball pride with e-reading accessories

By libertyc
February 15, 2013 // 0 Comments

Pitchers and catchers report to spring training this week. For baseball fans, this marks the beginning of a rocky ride with tumultuous feelings that crush or elevate you throughout a season. And it’s wonderful. But what baseball fans love are ways to show their pride. Nothing says you’re a big [...]

Dear Author reviews the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight

By Paul Biba
June 8, 2012 // 2 Comments

Here’s a snippet.  Full review is here. I just received a review unit from B&N and hope to have a review up sometime next week. The Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight™ (hereinafter the Nook GL) is the first e-ink reader with a built-in light since the Sony 700. The Sony was a great idea, [...]

Harry Mccracken goes hands on with the Nook GlowLIght

By Paul Biba
April 13, 2012 // 1 Comment

From an article in Time Techland: … Illuminated E Ink isn’t a new idea: Sony released one of its Readers with a lit screen back in 2009. But in that version, the lighting hurt the clarity of the screen. The company dropped the feature in later models. Judging from my demo of the Nook with [...]

New B&N Nook with GlowLight screen announced

By Paul Biba
April 12, 2012 // 6 Comments

From the press release.  It’s $139 and is available for pre-order now.  Ship date is listed as May 1: Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today introduced NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight, the world’s first E Ink [...]

B&N offers refurbished Nook Color + Simple Touch bundle for $149

By libertyc
March 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

Barnes & Noble is offering an amazing deal via eBay, that I would grab up in a heartbeat if I weren’t $80 overdrawn at the moment: a refurbished Nook Color (the first-generation tablet, not the Nook Tablet) for $129, plus a refurbished Nook Simple Touch for $20 more. It’s not clear how long [...]

Nook Simple Touch and Kindle Touch face off at Laptop Magazine

By Paul Biba
January 6, 2012 // 0 Comments

Laptop Magazine has a side-by-side comparison of these two ereaders.  Very useful for someone who is undecided.  Here’s a snippet: Design and Ergonomics Side by side, these two gray rectangles display some striking differences in look, shape, and feel. At 6.5 x 5 x 0.5 inches the Nook [...]

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