When comparing Nook GlowLight vs NOOK GlowLight Plus, the Slant community recommends Nook GlowLight for most people. In the question“What are the best hardware eBook readers?” Nook GlowLight is ranked 4th while NOOK GlowLight Plus is ranked 10th.
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Pro Supports .epub format
Pro No ghosting
Nook GlowLight uses an e-ink display. Other readers that use e-ink displays sometimes have problems with ghosting, or showing a slight residual image after the page has been turned.
Pro 2 months of battery life under normal conditions
With WiFi off and 30 minutes of usage per day, the Nook Glowlight's battery is rated to last about eight weeks.
Pro Backlighting allows text to be seen better in dark environments
Holding down the home button will turn on and off backlighting, brightness of which can be adjusted.
Pro Huge selection of titles through the Nook store
The Nook store has over 3 million titles on offer.
Pro 6", 212 ppi screen
GlowLight has a 1024x758px screen, equivalent to Kindle Paperwhite.
Pro Very light
Weighs only 6.2 ounces (175 grams).
Pro Carta high resolution eInk display
The resolution of the screen is 1430 x 1080 with 300 ppi, which keeps text sharp looking and easy to read.
Pro Free in store support and eBook browsing
Users can at anytime bring their NOOK into a B&N store for support as well as to peruse eBooks for 1 hour a day completely free. This is a convenient way to get help on issues in person due to the sheer amount of stores across the US (as there is one most likely in your town) as well as a great way to sample eBooks that one was thinking of purchasing.
Pro Water and dust proof
The NOOK GlowLight Plus is waterproof at an IPV6 rating which means it can be submerged in up to three feet of water. It is also dust proof which makes it a great device to bring to the beach.
Con No headphone jack or speakers for audiobooks
Con Screen has irregular light distribution
Some users have reported a slightly blue tinge and uneven color distribution on the Nook GlowLight's screen.
Con No microSD slot
Con Infrared touchscreen technology
Instead of using capacitive touch like most other similar products, the Nook Glowlight uses Infrared touchscreen technology, which is slightly more inaccurate than the alternative.
Con Doesn't support .mobi format
Con Internal memory split
2GB of the available 4GB storage is partitioned to only be used for NOOK purchases while the other 2GB is only allowed to be used for side loaded content. This split limits both areas for consumers as most will most likely use one over the other and be limited to only 2GB of storage.