Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight teardown
Released in May 2012, Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight is lighter than the standard Nook, has an antiglare screen protector, and an integrated light. In this Cracking Open gallery, I show you what's inside the new Nook Simple Touch and reveal the secret behind its GlowLight.
For a detailed analysis of the teardown, check out my article and video, Nook GlowLight teardown reveals secrets behind integrated light and lower weight.
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Surely there's a whole lot of prior art for lighting a display by putting an LED along the side. Like, most any cheap digital watch that has a light at all.
I looked at the Glowlight and the Simple Touch side by side in a BN store yesterday and got a good rundown from a knowledgeable manager. I didn't buy one -- as much because they were sold out as because I hadn't decided. This teardown article couldn't have been more timely. Nicely done. Thanks.