Best E-Readers 2013, to Avoid Amazon Lock-in: B&N NOOK GlowLight
If you’re looking for an experience similar to the Amazn Kindle Paperwhite, but without the Amazon lock-in, we are back to another NOOK tablet. Look no further than new NOOK GlowLight — one of the best e-readers this long-time bookseller has ever produced.
The new NOOK GlowLight has the same 212 ppi display resolution, same Wi-Fi and battery life and same ability to read at night as the Kindle Paperwhite. But the B&N NOOK GlowLight is more svelte at 6.2 ounces and has twice as much storage (4GB) … yet his NOOK base price is just $119 –without having to put up with ads– and the native format of e-books it uses is ePub.
That means you can’t access the Kindle e-books Amazon sells, but you have the B&N e-bookstore, as well as the other online bookstores that sell ePub titles. If you want to avoid Amazon lock-in without spending a lot of money I’d say the NOOK GlowLight is tough to beat among the best e-readers for the job.