The Nook GlowLight Plus is Barnes and Noble’s latest Nook that was released in October 2015. It has a waterproof design, a 300 ppi E Ink screen, and a durable aluminum frame.
The Nook GlowLight Plus sells for $129 new, but you can shave $40 off that price by getting a certified refurbished version instead.
Park Deals, a merchant on Amazon, has started selling Nook GlowLight Plus refurbs for $89.
Despite B&N’s shortcomings with the Nook, that’s a pretty good price for a waterproof ereader with a 300 ppi E Ink screen and hackable Android software.
If you don’t like B&N’s lackluster software you can always root the Nook and turn it into an E Ink Android tablet of sorts.
Over at the XDA forums there’s a rooting script for the GlowLight Plus that makes the procedure relatively simple.
One advantage with the GlowLight Plus from an Android perspective is that it has the newest software of all the E Ink Android ereaders out there, with Android 4.4 KitKat installed (Onyx ereaders are still at 4.0 and Boyue’s ereaders run Android 4.2).
The main drawback with the GlowLight Plus, however, is the fact that it lacks a memory card slot, so even if you do root it the amount of storage space is seriously limited, with only about 2.6GB usable.
The inkBook Obsidian for $99 new is the better ereader for Android but it’s not waterproof and it doesn’t have a 300 ppi screen.
Check out my Nook Glowlight Plus Review for more details about the device, plus a video walkthrough.