Barnes and Noble Nook Simple Touch Singapore Price, Features and Other Info

Barnes and Noble Nook Simple Touch Singapore Price, Features and Other Info: We spend some quality time with the Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch and give you our thoughts about the device. Read on for the full details.
Design and construction
The B&N Nook Simple Touch from Barnes & Noble is the third in the series of Nook devices and is a device that is advisable for anyone who simply wants to read and read and read. It doesn’t pack the bells and whistles found in other eReaders and its very simplicity is what makes the Barnes and Noble Nook Simple Touch very attractive.
The Barnes and Noble Nook Simple Touch is a puny device compared to other eReaders available in the market today. It is a lot shorter and a bit narrower compared to the original Nook and it only measures 6.5 x 5.0 x 0.47 inches and tips the scales at 212 grams. The Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch is also very thin when you look at its profile because it no longer packs a secondary LCD under its display.
Its back panel on the other hand is molded which makes the device fit your hands very nicely. In addition to that, the B&N Nook Simple Touch is also very light and no additional weight becomes apparent even if you put the device in your purse or bag. In short, the Barnes and Noble Nook Simple Touch is portability at its finest.
The exterior of the B&N Nook Simple Touch is fashioned from black plastic and has a matte black finish to it. It also gives the impression that the device is solidly built. And in fact it is. The Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch is very sturdy and feels very solid and no creaking or bending can be felt when the device is in use. With reasonable care, the Barnes and Noble Nook Simple Touch can last for a very long time.


Buttons and controls on the Barnes and Noble Nook Simple Touch
Only a handful of buttons are found on the B&N Nook Simple Touch given the fact that almost everything can already be controlled from its touchscreen display. The power button strangely is found at the back panel of the device while a small n button that brings up the Barnes and Noble Nook Simple Touch’s main menu when pressed is found below the display.
The right side of the B&N Nook Simple Touch on the other hand houses the microSD card slot of the device which is covered with a tiny flexible door. The bottom of the device houses the port of the B&N Nook Simple Touch that is used to charge and sync the device for that matter.
The display of the Barnes and Noble Nook Simple Touch
In terms of its display, the Barnes and Noble Nook Simple Touch also adopted the Pearl E Ink Display, which is the acclaimed industry standard nowadays for these types of devices. The display has a diagonal of 6 inches and packs an 800 x 600 resolution. In addition to that, the display of the B&N Nook Simple Touch has a 16-level gray scale that results to greater detail.
In short, the display of the B&N Nook Simple Touch is without a doubt fantastic. With its Best-Text Technology that optimizes the letters to form crisp words, the text on the display of the device is very sharp and clear and this is true in whatever font or font size is in use.
Glare is pretty much non-existent on the display of the Barnes and Noble Nook Simple Touch. Use it under direct sunlight to your heart’s content and you will realize that everything is a lot more readable compared to reading indoors. In short, the more ambient light there is, the clearer the display gets. The only snag here though is that it will get pretty difficult to read in low-light conditions unless you make use of a clip-on light.
Barnes and Noble also claims that the Barnes and Noble Nook Simple Touch has 25% faster page turns and 80% less full page refreshes compared to the competition. In fact, that is true. Pages turn at amazing speeds with no apparent delay in between pages. Flashes that occur when the device does a full page refresh are also almost non-existent.
Also, the touchscreen of the device is very responsive. The lightest of touch is already enough to turn pages or navigate its user interface. And the whole usability of the touchscreen of the Barnes and Noble Nook Simple Touch makes the device a lot more fun and a lot faster to use in the process.
The bottom line
All in all, the Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch is perfect for the bookworm who just wants to have his library with him all the time. The device is very simple to use and has a very intuitive user interface. The display of the device is very clear and sharp and the navigation of its user interface via the touchscreen is exceptional. With the B&N Nook Simple Touch, Barnes and Noble has the perfect weapon to level out the eReader playing field.
Barnes and Noble Nook Simple Touch Price in Singapore Dollar (SGD): Approx. S$ 130.00

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  1. Hi any idea where I can get one?

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