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Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch
 
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$53.00 - $150.00
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Summary: A 6-inch e-book reader with a monochrome Pearl E-Ink display . It comes with 2GB of memory. It uses a touchscreen and buttons for navigation and has Wi-Fi for buying e-books.
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Type: 6- to 7-inch display e-book readers
About - Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch

The Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch is a 6-inch e-book reader with a monochrome Pearl E-Ink display . It comes with 2GB of memory. It uses a touchscreen and buttons for navigation. It has 802.11n Wi-Fi for buying ebooks and surfing the web. It comes with a MicroSD memory card slot.

The Nook Simple Touch measures 6.5 inches high by 4.9 inches wide by .47 inches thick and weighs 7.5 ounces. It comes with a 12-month warranty on parts and labor.

About This Brand

Barnes & Noble's e-book reader, the Nook, the bookseller's first electronics device, entered the market in December  2009.  In mid-2012, Barnes & Noble offers only two e-ink Wi-Fi-only versions of the Nook, with and without a light, and several LCD Wi-Fi only color devices with different screen sizes (see tablets) that come with software to read books to kids, play games, read e-mail, and more.  

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Features & Specs - Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch
info E-book store Barnes & Noble
info Library loaning Yes
info Unsecured e-book formats EPUB, PDB, PDF
info DRM e-book formats EPUB, PDB, PDF
info Other document formats None
info Wi-Fi Yes
info 3G carrier NA
info Internal memory (GB) 2
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Additional Information (The information below has been supplied by an external source.)
General Information
Manufacturer Barnes & Noble, Inc
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.barnesandnobleinc.com
Product Line NOOK Simple Touch
Product Name NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight
Product Type Digital Text Reader
User Reviews - Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch
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3.0
I would buy this again
4/4/2014
Pros
Easy to use
Inexpensive
Very Clear Reading
Cons
Can't Delete Books
No Indexing
Best Uses
Comment:
This is very easy to use; easy to download product; easy to operate.<br /><br />It has no way to sort books into those you want to read from those that you've already read. There is no way to remove unwanted books.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
Reading is fine; organization is awful.
3/29/2013
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I wanted a basic e-reader to take on vacations, so that I don't have to carry a lot of books. This fills that need perfectly. However, it is very difficult to organize your books. The library lists all the books on the device; if you have 50 books, you have at least 10 pages of book listings. You can create shelves; to add or remove books from a shelf, you edit the shelf, then scroll through all the pages of your library and select/de-select. Don't remember which books you want on the shelf? Too bad!!! You have to exit the shelf edit, go back to the library, scroll through the pages until you verify which ones you want on the shelf, go back to the shelf, edit the shelf, and scroll through all the pages again until you find the book. <br /><br />How hard would it be to have an option on the book information page to add/remove the book from a shelf? I've searched for suggestions on how to manage books, and all I found were lots of complaints about the B&N software, and suggestions to use Calibre (so all books would be side-loaded). <br /><br />Otherwise, a great device: easy to read, long battery life. It would also be nice if there was an option to rotate the display (my mother uses a fairly large font, which becomes almost hard to read when there are only a few words on a line). <br /><br />But the difficulty of managing the books on the device makes me regret purchasing it, and I cannot in good conscience recommend it without making the drawbacks very clear.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Limits to Use
2/24/2013
Pros
Ease of Use
Cons
connectivity problems
Poor customer service
Best Uses
Storage Of Classic Books
Comment:
This device is easy to use, easy on the eyes, and lightweight. I loved it at first and then discovered that while e-readers are good for reading prose, that is not the case for poetry: formatting poetry for e-readers is still not perfected; the poems are often just run on, unreadable mush. This is not just a problem with this device. If you are a first-time buyer--if there is such a thing--you should know that e-readers generally do not do a good job with some of the greatest works in literature! So, forget about Paradise Lost! However, if you want to get rid of your shelf of dusty Dickens, those you can store and access on this device. <br /><br />That said, my device stopped connecting to its online store (via my WiFi) after about 7 months of use. Web discussions show that other people have had connectivity problems. The store where I bought it could not help--just gave me the phone number of customer service--and customer service had me download an upgrade that proved useless.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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