If you read your ebook reader a lot at night or in the dark, then throw away those additional lights or lighted cases. Barnes and Noble have up for pre-order their Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight. With a click of a switch you can turn on the GlowLight to illuminate the e-ink display. Brightness is adjustable via a slider switch, and the unit also comes with a pre-installed anti-glare screen protector. With the now standard 6″ e-ink screen, the unit weighs in at 7 ounces .
“With GlowLight on at the default brightness setting, a single charge will last over 1 month with wireless off based on ½ hour of daily reading and a 1 page refresh per minute. A single charge lasts over 2 months with wireless off and GlowLight off based on ½ hour of daily reading time and 1 page refresh per minute. Battery life depends on device settings, usage, and many other factors. Battery tests conducted using specific units. Actual results may vary. “
Pre-orders are expected to ship on May 1 2012.
Screen and light effect simulated 🙂