It comes down to which is more important: the darkest text or the lighted screen? If the latter is a bigger deal, then the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight is for you.
Indeed, the addition of GlowLight should add some extra utility for frequent travelers, insomniacs and the nocturnally inclined. And heck, if Barnes & Noble's numbers are to be believed, perhaps it will even save a marriage or two. The loss of contrast is certainly a bit of a compromise, though it's not likely to be a dealbreaker for most users. Pricing, on the other hand, might be. The Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight costs $139, a $40 premium over the light-free Nook Simple Touch -- which is admittedly priced to move compared to the $139 ad-less Kindle. Funny, $139 is also the price point the Simple Touch was selling for back when we used to call it the Nook WiFi. Odds seem pretty good that if you can wait until after the Mother's and Father's Day rushes, you can probably pick one of these up at a healthy discount.
It is the perfect reader because of its book like display. By day, you may read in direct sunlight with no glare from the screen at all, and will be easily able to read the text. By night, simply switch on the glowlight, and be able to continue reading under a soft glow of light, which is also easy on the eyes. This Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight review has shown that at present .