Nook GlowLight vs inkBOOK
NOOK's GlowLight illuminates your screen with a soft light that is perfect for bedtime reading. With advanced lighting technology not available on any other reader, GlowLight lets you stay up late reading in total comfort - while your partner stays asleep in the dark.
inkBOOK - touch screen ebook reader with built-in light, Android Apps support, and Dual-Core processor. E Ink Carta e-paper display provides the best reading experience, best text quality, super fast page turns and does not cause eye strain on long reading sessions.
Latest news about Nook GlowLight and inkBOOK:
26.11.16. E-Readers InkBook Prime and InkBook Classic 2 are available. Poland-based ArtaTech released the InkBook Prime and InkBook Classic 2 ebook readers. InkBook Classic 2 features a 6 inch Carta E-ink touchscreen with a resolution of 800 x 600. It does not have a front-light, so you will not be able to read in the dark. You can download e-books from the internet via WIFI, but it does not have Bluetooth or a 3.5mm headphone jack. This e-reader is available on Amazon for $89.99. The InkBook Prime features a 6 inch e-Ink Carta touchscreen with a resolution of 1024 x 758. It also has a front-lit display with 8 LED lights, which should provide great illumination at night. This e-reader has WIFI, Bluetooth and Android 4.2.2. It retails for 139 €.
05.11.15. Onyx showed 13-inch HD e-reader. Onyx announced new 13.3 inch e-reader that will compete against the Sony Digital Paper and the upcoming Pocketbook CAD. The e-reader is going to use a newly created flexible PVI HD touchscreen with a resolution of 2200 x 1650 and a stylus with it so you can write, draw or take notes. This device will be running Google Android, instead of Linux. This will make it possible to install apps, but it remains to be seen if they will offer an app-store or if they will continue to use the pirated version of Google Play that their other e-readers use. Onyx has proclaimed this will be available in Spring 2016, but there is no word on pricing or availability.
27.10.15. The new e-ink reader inkBOOK Obsidian is now available. Arta Tech (the maker of inkBOOK Onyx) released the new inkBOOK Obsidian e-reader. The Obsidian features a flush capacitive display with the bezel and a six inch screen. The resolution is fairly paltry on this model with 1024 X 758 and 212 PPI in comparison to the Kindle Voyage, Nook Glowlight or the Ultimate e-reader which has 1430 x 1080 and 300 PPI. One of the big draws about this device is that it is running Android 4.2.2. This gives you the benefit of being able to install your own apps. You will download them from the Midiapolis App Store Aras has created, but it only has 10 apps or so, and is just piggybacking off of the Aptoide App Store for content. This e-reader is available now for €145.
26.10.15. Barnes & Noble created waterproof Nook. More than a year after discontinuing the Nook and Nook HD+, Barnes & Noble is finally updating its flagship GlowLight e-reader with the GlowLight Plus, the company's first waterproof e-reader. It is the first Nook to sport user profiles, because, you know, couples that read together stay together. Called the Nook GlowLight Plus, the new version costs $130 and is now available. The Plus features a 300ppi display with twice as many pixels as its older sibling, an aluminum body that slimmer though slightly heavier than the GlowLight. Most importantly, the Plus is waterproof, so Nook fans will be able to read their favorite ebooks in the tub.
2013. Barnes & Noble releases new ultra-light Nook GlowLight. Barnes & Noble released completely redesigned Nook GlowLight e-reader. It's an updated version of Nook SimpleTouch with GlowLight and it's $10 more expensive ($119). Interesting, that $119 is the price of Kindle Paperwhite with ads (GlowLight does not have ads). The Nook GlowLight doubles the older model’s storage capacity from 2 GB to 4 GB, providing room for over 2,000 ebooks. That is also double the storage capacity of the Kindle Paperwhite. (On the other hand, the GlowLight lacks the microSD slot that the previous model had, so if you wanted to expand the device’s storage even more, you’re out of luck). Like the Paperwhite before it, Barnes & Nobles’ new e-reader features an updated 6-inch E-Ink display with 62% more pixels on the screen than the previous Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight; this improves text clarity and contrast.
2013. B&N drops Nook GlowLight price to $99. Undercuts Amazon and Kobo. Barnes & Noble just announced a $20 price cut, bringing the GlowLight’s price to just $99. And it makes Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight the cheapest option on the premium e-reader market. The ad-supported Kindle Paperwhite costs $119 and the Kobo Glo is $129.99. Powered by a front-lit screen dubbed GlowLight, the Nook Simple Touch GlowLight emits a pleasant glow that’s sort of different from traditional backlighting. It’s easier on the eyes but the light cuts the battery life in half — which honestly is not that big of a deal since it still lasts 2 months. The price drop suggests that Barnes & Noble could be trying to clear out stock in advance of releasing a new model. Recall, the company recently announced that it will stop developing tablets in-house, but plans to continue manufacturing e-readers.