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Cons: Menus are a nightmare to navigate. Adding books using their deprecated software interface is like pulling teeth. This reader is super slow. Opening a book takes a long time. After 2 months of use, the battery no longer takes a charge. Of course, this is outside newegg's 30 day replacement window, so I would need to pay shipping to Sony to get it fixed. Not even worth the trouble. Will toss this into the landfill and buy a Kindle instead.
Reviewed By:DageonYar,1/21/2015 4:25:49 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product 1 month to 1 year.
Pros: it turns on. it has a little wifi card that can be removed and used on your pc.
Cons: flimsy glass screen that cant take even the slightest drop. terrible slow interface and hardware, even when flashed of the terrible software that it comes with. the wifi card included is absolute trash. expect 56k dialup type speeds.
Other Thoughts: completely worthless. steer clear of anything by this company, its all low grade knock off garbage.
Reviewed By:TetraDigm,3/13/2014 5:39:42 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product more than 1 year.
Pros: It's color, works as a great e-reader, supports apps that connect to my local library for e-book checkout, ergonomic, and lightweight.
Cons: Not very fast, but I don't know if it's supposed to be. Low battery life (about 4-hours between charges). Locked down on B&N's system. The Nook HD has an open Android system, allowing you to use apps from the Google Play store. But then again, it's a color e-book reader, not a tablet computer.
Other Thoughts: This product falls in the middle of liquid ink readers and tablet devices. The unfortunate part of compromise is that no one gets what they want. You don't get the readability of eInk in direct (sun) light, ease on eye strain, and long battery life. You don't also get a great tablet device capable of much more.
If you are looking for a dedicated e-book reader, I suggest e-ink versions of the Nook or competitor device. Or save your money and get the better versions.
Reviewed By:N/A,1/10/2014 6:14:46 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product 1 week to 1 month.
This user purchased this item from Newegg
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
Pros: Uses AA batteries ( a dead Li-ion battery does not cause this to be trash) Can use a separate Li-ion battery pack with the usb cord. (hint turn both the batter pack and the reader on after connecting the cord) Can carry hundreds, maybe thousands of books in a SDHC card (up to 32 gig) most other wannabe e-book readers can't.- makes it an effective pocket library. Can use Nimh rechargeables Not certain if a Li-ion pack will recharge Nimh batteries on board though it looks likely (possible danger of overcharging be careful). This reader has been utterly reliable so far, I use it at lest several hours up to 6 nearly every day. No Wi-Fi or wireless B.S. Can read self made EPUB files
Cons: Slow boot after battery change; confusing the first time Some think the reader is defective- hold the power button in for 5-6 seconds. Has a bit of trouble with self scanned pdf files (turn the reflow off to navigate) None of these are significant to me.
Other Thoughts: I'm going to get another as a backup since it looks like ECTACO is just draining/selling old stock. and nothing else on the market looks as good.
If you want a Li-ion with audio, the aluratek?? looks like a similar reader without the replaceable batteries.
Reviewed By:Happy Joe,12/14/2013 9:02:43 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is Somewhat High and has owned this product 1 month to 1 year.
Pros: I was an old Borders fan and had picked up the Kobo program on my phone years ago. I wanted something that didn't eat up my phone battery and had a better contrast so I could read with less glare. This is perfect for all those things. It is a nice paperwhite screen, it fits in a pocket and it has the awesome Kobo program that I love not to mention the battery lasts a long time. Love it.
Cons: None that I can speak of as of now. The navigation was a little tricky at first especially since I was used to handle Kobo on a smartphone but once I figured it out it was easy.
Reviewed By:N/A,8/18/2013 9:12:50 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is Somewhat High and has owned this product 1 week to 1 month.
Cons: very easily broken screen. Customer service is pretty bad. After a year just about everyone's fails to turn on from failed software and hardware.
Other Thoughts: Don't buy such a low quality product. Look at kindles or nooks or something else.
Reviewed By:N/A,8/3/2013 7:05:40 PM
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