Amazon is selling renewed editions of the Barnes and Noble Nook Glowlight 7.8 for $159, which is a solid deal, considering a new one is $199 on the B&N website. Renewed is basically Amazons way of saying that the product is refurbished, but I have purchased a few different products over the years and it has always been in mint condition.
The Renewed edition of the Nook Glowlight Plus comes with a 90-day Amazon Renewed Guarantee. You also get the Barnes and Noble one year guarantee, so if anything goes wrong, you can likely might a claim. This product is also only available in the United States.
This e-reader came out last year and is one of the best Nooks we have ever reviewed. It features a E Ink Carta HD 7.8 inch display with a resolution of 1404×1872 with 300 PPI. There are 19 LED lights on the top of the bezel and project light downwards, evenly across the screen. There are 10 white LED lights and 9 orange ones.
The new Nook is waterproof with IPx7 certification, which allows the device to be submerged in 3ft. of water up to 30 minutes. On a general level, it will be immune to spills from tea or coffee and can be used in the bathtub. If there are water droplets on the screen, it can still be used with the manual page turn buttons, but the touchscreen tends not to work. If it completely submerged in water, again the touchscreen doesn’t work, but the manual page turn keys do.
Underneath the hood is a Freescale Solo Lite IMX6 1GHZ single core processor, 1 GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. When you turn it on the for the first time there is around 6.9GB available, the rest is allocated towards the Android OS. It does not have an SD card, so this will prevent people from loading in a massive collection of content. I think it is important to note that this version of the Nook does not have any restrictions on sideloaded content and the internal drive does not have more than 1 partition, you can basically sideload in as much as you want.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.