Amazon Kindle Paperwhite vs Barnes and Noble Nook Glowlight

The Digital Era has brought in many changes in the way we carry our routine activities, work and socialize. The way we read has also changed. Tech savvy people carry with them their portable devices to read in office, school and at home or while on the go.

Two of the best ebook readers that have hit the market have been reviewed.

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

This device looks literally like a white paper and that is probably how it got its name. The Kindle Paperwhite has undergone a few key aesthetic changes only making it look better. To begin with, the grey border is completely gone. Amazon has introduced this e reader which is all black. However, it is the light sensitivity of this e-reader that steals the show.

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Review

There is in place a menu that helps you turn the light sensitivity up and down. You can adjust the light distribution on the e-reader’s screen depending on the kind of light you need to read. Other features of this device have been reviewed.


This device looks sleek and its back makes it comfortable to hold in your hand, thus encouraging prolonged hours of reading with it. What adds on to the joy of reading is its superior resolution and contrast. The screen displays 62 per cent more pixels than its predecessors and has about 25 per cent greater contrast. This leaves readers with crisper and sharper display of text. You can use 6 different font types with 8 adjustable font sizes on this e reader. With Kindle’s Paperwhite tablet, the text is readable in the smallest font size.

Patented built-in light technology

Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite uses innovative built-in light technology. Amazon has managed to achieve uniform light display across the screen with its optical fiber and nano imprinted light guide. The optical fiber and the light guide are found on the top of the screen. Paperwhite brings down screen display fatigue by enabling that the light focuses on the display screen.

This makes it possible for you to read from your Paperwhite in any lighting conditions; bright sunlight or in bed during the night. Future more, you can read comfortably by adjusting the brightness of the display light.
Kindle owners can take advantage of the Kindle Owners Lending Library with Amazon Prime. This library is home to more than 180, 000 books that users can borrow and read without worrying about due dates. If reading is your cup of tea, you can discover an innovative way of reading your most loved books with Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite.

Barnes and Noble Nook GlowLight

Reading cannot get better for reading enthusiasts on Barnes and Noble Nook GlowLight. Ever since this device hit the market it has received mixed reviews. A few aspects about this e-reader have been discussed.

Barnes and Noble Nook Glowlight Review Technograte


This device has a simply and minimum design. Its rounded corners and grey border makes it look sleek. This device was designed by the company’s in-house designing team. This e-reader comes with a rubberized feel as it uses the soft touch paint, thus making it smooth to hold in the hands while reading. More information on the various specifications

Screen type: e ink

Screen size: 6 inches

Touch screen: Infrared (finger)

Weight: Under 7 oz

Measurements: 6.5 * 5 * 0.5

Other features
The lighting of this e-reader deserves special mention. This e-reader uses 8 LED’s to light up the reading screen. A unique kind of LED front-lighting is used in the GlowLight technology. This perfectly lights up the entire reading screen evenly. The 8 LED’s are mounted above the e-ink display. The company has filed for patients for this innovative technology.
Navigation on this device is simple and hassle free.

You can use the touch screen to navigate or make use of the side touch control button on the side to turn pages of the book you read. People who have used the GlowLight are of the opinion that the touch sensitivity has improved and is more responsive. Another advantage of this device is that you will not be interrupted with 3rd party advertisements.

If you have a penchant for reading you must get your hands on either of the devices
Happy reading anyway!

Article Contribution: This article was contributed by Chad Bauer of, a site that offers savings and current information on time warner cable.