I’ve always had a soft spot for the Nook. Barnes & Noble’s e-reader was more than just a rare competitor to Amazon’s steamrolling Kindle, it was a nice device with an interesting design — and one of the first in its class to offer now-standard technologies like front lighting.
But good readers never really die, they just go into extended hibernation and people forget all of about them. And also they sometimes die. Anyway, it’s clear that the Nook division ultimately wasn’t the sort of exit strategy Barnes & Noble was hoping for (no one, it seemed, could predict Amazon), but it continues to release products here and there, including the bigger, better Nook GlowLight Plus.
The new reader maintains the classic Nook soft-touch style, coupled with a considerably larger 7.8-inch screen featuring the titular front lighting. Bulkiness has always been a bit of an issue with the Nook, … Read the rest