dealsnook simple touch with glowlight for $139.00

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Or, get the old deal on a Simple Touch AND a Nook Color that's still a better deal:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/170810354383?afepn=5335869999&campid=5335869999&PID=1225267#ht10794wt1396

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Ah, so this is what they were coming out with and why they've been selling the Simple Touch cheaper lately. Pretty neat. Still seems to have really good battery life even with the glow light on.

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@havocsback: I bought one of these sets the last time it was advertised. the only downside is that buying cases and screen protectors almost cost as much as the devices.

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@havocsback: Except that it is sold out.

Not that it wasn't a great deal, (I've grabbed it too!)

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@markpsw: Odd, it still shows them available. Rooted the Color, pretty quick. Considering rooting the Touch, but that doesn't seem as cut & dried- yet.
And yes, I realize the deal at hand is backlit, and they did a nice job of it. I just can't see spending the extra cash for that feature, but that's me.

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It says on the Barnes And Noble site that this is a pre-order and won't be available until May 1st.

Thanks for the heads-up though, I'm tempted even though I already have a Nook Simple Touch.

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This is the idea that I have been waiting for. I hate trying to dodge glare at night from my LED book light on my 1st gen nook. Also just a side note, if you read they describe this nook as being "...amazing in bed... and at the beach." I laughed pretty hard.

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So it's like the Afterburner mod for GBA. Kind of surprised there haven't been 3rd party kits for e-ink readers already.

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I just recently got a Nook Simple Touch, sans-glow (obviously). I can't speak for the one with the light, but I find the e-ink to be as easy to read in most lowlight situations as paper, which is good enough for me. I admit the light would be convenient at times, though. As far as the reader itself and interface, it's done all the things I was hoping for in an e-reader and I use it very regularly.

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@publiclurker: not really, I bought a case for 10 bucks and a light + screen protectors were bogo at barnes and noble the last time I was there

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Pretty slick and probably worth the ease of use.

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Wouldn't the back lighting kind of defeat of purpose of the e-ink? Just seems like it would make it more like reading off of a screen. I guess with the adjustable brightness it would be okay...

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@luciddreamz613: Not necessarily. Considering that eInk's readability and ease on the eyes is its last defense against tablets that aren't much more expensive anymore, protecting the integrity of that experience would have to be the most important part of the tech.

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I'm tempted - but as a kindle-user I think I'm going to wait for the kindle lighted version that supposed to be coming out soon (http://www.geek.com/articles/gadgets/amazon-experimenting-with-front-lit-display-for-next-kindle-2012046/). Unless the lighted kindle is overpriced, that is. Then I might give the nook a second look.

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I'm glad to see this coming out; it's about time they had one with a built-in light. I use a Kindle myself (pre-ordered the Touch late last year) so I won't be buying one, but it's nice to see it out there. (I don't have a real B&N closer than 1 1/2 hours away, so any in-store stuff was useless)

Although I must say, the part about "No Annoying Ads" upset me a bit (well, upset may be too strong a word). The ads on the Kindle are not annoying, and are not distracting, and don't impose at all on your reading (no more than any still-image screensaver would, which the Kindle's always had, and I believe the nook has too). There is one small banner ad at the bottom of the main book list screen, and a full-screen ad when it's turned off. They're both static, don't change unless you turn off the device (new full-screen image each time it's turned off, and a new banner ad at the bottom when it's turned on, to go with the full-screen.