The Barnes and Noble Simple Touch with Glowlight was the first e-reader on the market that had a front-lit display. This allowed customers to finally read books on their digital reader in complete darkness, something that was quite new for for early 2012. Many companies jumped onto the bandwagon a few months later, like Kobo and Amazon. The NST with Glow is still being sold at big box retailers in the USA and in the UK.
Today we run an extensive drop test with the Barnes and Noble Simple Touch with Glowlight. We do a three foot drop, which simulates the pocket miss. We also drop it from the five foot mark on its back, side and front. This e-reader actually was the first one that totally failed the drop test. Check out the video below for how we managed to completely destroy the screen.
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.