US bookseller Barnes and Noble has launched a new eReader with a built-in reading light for bedtime reading.
The Nook Simple Touch GlowLight, is claimed by the company to be the first E Ink device with a built-in reading light and in now available in the UK.
The device will retail at £109 and combines an E Ink display with a touchscreen, built-in anti-glare screen for reading in any lit environment. It also sports an adjustable light for reading in the dark.
The company pointed to its own research that said the 50 per cent of Brits were kept awake by a partner’s reading light.
The firm will also be launching its ultra-light and portable Nook Simple Touch. Priced at £79, the device is aimed at commuters.
Both Nook eReaders have a battery life of over one month on a single charge with the light on, or over two months with the GlowLight off. The 2GB of built-in storage means that readers can hold up to 1,000 digital books.
The Nook store has over 2.5 million books available as well as newspaper and magazine titles, such as Good Housekeeping, Marie Claire, Men’s Health, Cosmopolitan, and The Independent.
There is also a collection of titles from independent publishers and self-publishing authors through the PubIt programme.
Barnes & Noble is also bringing Nook HD and Nook HD+, to the UK in late November.