Reading a favorite book in a comfortable bed before finally retiring into the night is one of the best stress relievers that I could ever think of. Reading a book or telling bedtime stories have been proven to be an effective and practical non-pharmaceutical tranquilizer for an exhausted brain because of the usual wearisome activities we have gone through the rest of the day. Some of us probably can recall those times when we use candles or an oil lamp while reading or maybe using a flashlight under the blankets as we flip through the pages of an engrossing book that we just can’t get enough of.
As time goes by, reading books has evolved into a more sophisticated manner. The E-reader was first introduced to the market in 1999 when Gemstar promoted the eBookman which was an e-reader that could record and play sounds. E-book readers were never very popular until 2007 when the Amazon Kindle was widely promoted. Many say this was the kick start of the public’s acceptance of this great, new technology, and paved the way for the newest E-readers available in the market today.
It was in October 2009 when Barnes & Noble released the first version of the Nook E-reader which originally came with Wi-Fi and AT&T 3G wireless connection capability. This amazing device was subsequently followed by its successors – the Nook Simple Touch, Nook Color and the Nook Tablet.
Then came the latest innovation in E-reader technology – the Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch™ with GlowLight™ . This is the latest version of the Nook E-readers and it comes with revolutionary technology that creates a gentle glow that is optimized for the most convenient low light reading. It has the Easy-to-Adjust GlowLight that could be customized for preferred glow intensity.
The SimpleTouch is the lightest of all Nooks, and is 6.5 inches by 5.0 inches by 0.47 inches and also weighs the lightest at just 6.95 ounces. It also comes with an installed chargeable battery which could be attached to a computer via USB or from a wall outlet using an adapter. Its 6-inch touchscreen with 16-layer grayscale is very easy on the eyes with its 600×800 resolution that supports 6 adjustable font styles and 7 font sizes. It also supports wireless connectivity via Wi-Fi® (802.11b/g/n). It has the original data storage capacity of 2GB which could hold up to 1,000 books, which should be plenty for any avid reader.
Nook GlowLight also supports ePub and PDF file formats and JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP for graphics. This means you can buy ebooks from many different websites and easily upload it to your Nook. Other e-readers force you to only purchase e-books from their own store which really limits your choices as far as pricing and availability goes. You can also syncronize the last page you’ve read on your Nook, with your smartphone or computer using the FREE NOOK Reading App™.
As you can clearly see, with the latest innovation in Nook e-Reader technologies, bedtime reading has never be so comfortable and sophisticated. A lot of happy customers have expressed their satisfaction with the new Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch™ with GlowLight™, so check it out for yourself. It makes a great gift for friends and family.