B&N makes NOOK Simple Touch GlowLight price cut official
NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight price cut official, rising to the challenge set by Amazon’s new Kindle Paperwhite. The NOOK – which, as with Amazon’s new ereader, has an illuminated display for nighttime reading – have been cut to a Kindle-matching $119, down twenty bucks from its launch price. However, B&N claims, the discount doesn’t end there.
In fact, the bookseller would rather you study exactly what you get to your money – and what you do not get. The NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight, for example, features an AC adapter, whereas Amazon only includes a microUSB cable for recharging the Kindle Paperwhite; adding the official Amazon adapter is $9.99 more, though in fact the Kindle should work with most generic USB chargers.
Meanwhile, B&N’s ereader doesn’t have any sponsored adverts, unlike the $119 Kindle. Amazon offers the choice to dispose of ads, but so we can cost you another $20. Whether or not they frustrate you – the promoted content shows up at the lock screen, but not within ebooks themselves – depends upon how willing you’re to renounce space at your residence for commercials.
Of course, those upgrading from an existing Kindle or NOOK probably already know which model they wish: they’ve likely bought into an ecosystem of ebooks already. Books purchased on Amazon’s store won’t work on B&N’s ereader hardware, and vice-versa. You’ll find our review of the Kindle Paperwhite here.