Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch 2GB, Wi-Fi, 6in - Black
About this product
|Once you read a book on the NOOK Simple Touch, you will never want to return to reading a paper book ever again. This Barnes & Noble eReader gives you the utmost flexibility as it allows you to highlight passages, search for words, adjust the size and style of fonts and turn pages with a single tap on the 6-inch touchscreen. The E Ink Pearl technology employed in this e-Book reader gives you crisp and clear text that you can read with ease even in bright sunlight. Weighing just 7.48 ounces, this ultra-light NOOK Simple Touch is easy to carry around. Just charge this Barnes & Noble eReader once and forget recharging for the next two months, thanks to its extended battery life. Now you can read up to 2.5 million titles, whether they are books, newspapers or magazines, with this e-Book reader.|
|Brand||Barnes & Noble|
|Display Size||6in (15.24 cm)|
|Supported File Types||BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG|
|Processor Speed||800 MHz|
|Display and Screen|
|Display Tech||E-Ink ® Pearl|
|Resolution||800 x 600|
|Touch Screen Technology||Multi-Touch|
|Rear Camera Resolution||3.2 megapixel|
|Connections and Expandability|
|Expansion Ports||USB 2.0|
|Wireless capabilities||WLAN 802.11b, WLAN 802.11g, WLAN 802.11n|
|Height||6.5in (16.5 cm)|
|Width||5in (12.7 cm)|
|Depth||0.47in (1.2 cm)|
|Weight||0.46lb (0.21 kg)|
|Battery Technology||Lithium ion|
|Battery Run Time||Up to 1488 hours|
|Additional Technical Informations|
Most relevant reviews
- densmitMay 3, 2012by
NOOK Simple Touch ™ - Symbol of Freedom, Materialization of a Dream !
NOOK Simple Touch ™ is a unique reader, for today which gives a maximum of freedom to the reader if he, of course, is not too lazy to receive full (root) access to the Android system . All devices for reading of electronic books on e-ink anyhow limit the user (in formats, applications, access to resources). NOOK Touch has eliminated the majority of these restrictions, and this is its most important advantage.
Do you want to read all basic book formats (EPUB, FB2, MOBI) with individual fonts and styles of registration? — Use FBReader. Are footnotes necessary right on page ? — Take Cool Reader. Dictionaries are accessible in all variety, thanks to ColorDict. It is possible to translate Internet pages online directly in the browser with the help of Web Translate Lite. To do notes conveniently in ColorNote with Russian Keyboard. It became much easier to look through news in NewsRob, Eurosport, Facebook, Twitter, RIA Novosti news agency and similar applications.
It is possible to load a book, an application, a picture through wireless connection, without connecting cable. Dropbox offers free 2 gb storage and synchronisation of files! Download books directly from the Internet with browser Opera Mini. Convert the big articles from sites and read them in the form of epub-files, using the service dotEPUB.com
NOOK Touch is pleasant to hold, to touch the body, it is very well constructed. Perfect work, good functionality. All top-level!Read full review
- dream-kingJan 14, 2012by
The Nook Simple touch is superior to the Kindle Touch
I bought this product because I wanted an ereader to use on the subway, and I didn't want to use my ipad. (I still carry books around.) I also wanted something that actually did exactly what I wanted it for - to read ebooks. The Kindle is superior in the experience of purchasing Amazon products. It also lets you read ebooks. There's a difference.
The Nook Simple Touch's reading experience is superior to that of the kindle. The touchscreen technology and page-turning is fast. The battery lasts 1.5 months. It has extra options for setting font size and type. It's a nice compact size you're comfortable holding for extended periods of time. It is non-slip, and curved to fit a holding hand.. It has expandable memory in the form of a microSD slot. It fits in a coat pocket. It doesn't force ads down your throat. It's under $100.
My only quibble with the device is that it could get better value out of its wifi connection. Setting up an API for service providers to create plug-ins shouldn't have been that much of a burden. I honestly don't care so much, because I have a smartphone, but I'd trade battery life to occasionally check email or the time.
Also, it could do better with 'collection'/list management, and it could better incorporate any embedded description tags in the ebooks. When you have hundreds of books, the search function is useful but browsing isn't as much. The Kindle has this problem too.
Another issue, affecting nearly all ereaders, is the difficulty they have in rendering PDFs.
How often do you get to pick the superior product while also discouraging the formation of a media distribution monopoly at the same time? Amazon requires a credit card in your account set up to use kindles. It has been known to unilaterally revoke/remove ebooks from kindles, if it runs into a dispute with the publisher.
I prefer reading on the simple touch over kindle, kindle touch, ipad, laptop or desktop. It's easy to hold for extended periods of time. The touch screen experience is superb; much faster than the kindle, and still a little faster than the kindle touch.
Don't let anyone tell you that ebooks are replacements for real books. Ebooks have superior portability and possibly better annotation functionality, but at the end of the day what you bought from most vendors is a non-transferrable license to read something. And they can change the rules of that license whenever they find it worth the hassle. You don't 'own' an ebook. You can't resell it. You almost definitely can't lend it to 100 friends. And you can't download it to all your devices (kindle app on desktop, on iphone, on tablet, etc., kindle upgrade/replacement) if the number of devices exceeds a variable number of maximum downloads set by the publisher. Ebooks are degraded 'defective by design' products, and should always be cheaper than an actual book. I'd set the right price at 1/2 to 2/3 of the paperback price.
Always demand ereaders that can read open formats, and have external memory slots.Read full review
- mwhitson14Mar 3, 2011by
Love the Nook!
The Nook is a great product! I am so in love with the easy to read display, the swipe to turn the page option, and how simple it is to purchase more books. I am not super pleased with the internet, but that is not why I bought this product. So if you are looking for a product to use the internet with a lot, I don't know that this would be the best. But for reading books, it is perfect.
- sldenney60Feb 1, 2011by
Nook may replace the book!
I am a hellacious reader. Sometimes I'd run out of books to read in my spare time. So when ereaders joined the forefront of literature, I thought long and hard as to which one I would buy. So I ran a little experiment - I bought my husband a Kindle for Christmas. Oh, he loved it. It was just a plain one with no bells and whistles. He was very happy with it so I thought that may be the one for me; until I went into my neighborhood Barnes and Noble to check out the Nook. The person I spoke to was an absolute whiz when it came to explaining the differences between the Kindle and the Nook. Well, she sold me the Nook. So instead of paying full price in the B & N store, I went to ebay and found a refurbished one for $50. cheaper than a new one. It works like a dream and it's so easy to download a book or a magazine. I am able to read the Sunday New York Times, especially the book section of the paper. I am so glad I did my homework when it came to ereaders. The Nook was the best choice for me. I take it everywhere!Read full review
- this_is_andreaMar 4, 2012by
Great device for its intended purpose, a few minor software flaws.
In general this is a great product. On a whole the device works just as it is designed for, the display is easy to read, the pages turn fluidly. The fonts available are pleasing to the eye and easy to read. The search function within the texts works really well and is easy to navigate. The bookmarks function is very useful, though it would be better if it was possible to select certain bookmarks to delete rather than the only choice being to delete all at once.
It has a few software flaws e.g. where for some forms of Ebooks it won’t accurately tell you which page you are up to on the home page, it just says up to page one.
The web browser is also an issue, I know this is not one of its advertised functions and I barely use it, however for me it will no longer connect to the internet it will only go to the Barns and Noble bookstore. When the device was brand new the browser worked well (a bit slow a clunky, but it worked), now it will not access any other web pages.Read full review