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ECTACO jetBook mini California Yellow

  • 5"
  • TXT
  • Up to 90 hours of reading time
  • Multi-Language interface support for English, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, Spanish, Polish and Russian
  • First and only eReader in the world to
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Read more for less! The jetBook mini is the most affordable, lightest, and versatile e-book reader ever made. Tweaking energy consumption to its absolute minimum, the jetBook mini now runs on 4 AAA batteries (Energizer batteries included) and lasts up to 90 hours of continuous reading and 2 years in standby mode! New features such as built-in clock and date functions, adjustable font sizes and line breaks have now been added to provide ultimate versatility.

As the most affordable e-book reader in the world it makes as a perfect gift for you and your loved ones!

  • newegg Compact and Lightweight Measuring 116mm by 126mm by 20mm, the jetBook mini boasts the signature 5" TFT screen but now weighs only 5.8 ounces - making it the lightest e-reader to date. The jetBook mini is the first and only e-reader in the world to run on 4 AAA batteries (Energizer batteries included).
  • newegg Ultra customizable 360 degree screen view rotation offers all-way reading angles for righties and lefties. Multi-language interface options allow you to switch between English, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, Spanish, Polish and Russian. Line spacing, font sizes and line breaks are also adjustable to cater to your reading preference.
  • newegg SD Card expandability The jetBook mini supports SD/SDHC Card expandability of up to 16 GB directly and microSD Card compatibility through an adapter.


Learn more about the ECTACO jetBook mini (Yellow)

General

Brand
ECTACO
Model
jetBook mini (Yellow)

File Formats Supported

Text
.txt, .FB2

Display

Screen Size
5"
Screen Type
LCD

Features

Features
Multi-Language interface support for English, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, Spanish, Polish and Russian

First and only eReader in the world to run on 4 AAA batteries (Energizer batteries included)

All-way reading rotation for righties and lefties

5" TFT screen and smaller size for ultra portability

Adjustable font sizes

Text alignment, spacing, breaking, and encoding options

Clock and date functions

Support for LIT, MOBI, EPUB, HTML, PRC, RTF, PDB, PDF via Calibre conversion to TXT and FB2.

SD Card expandability up to 2 GB
Card Reader
SD

Power

Battery Life
Up to 90 hours of reading time

Dimensions & Weight

Dimensions
4.5" x 4.8" x 0.75" (WxHxD)
Weight
5.8 oz.

Manufacturer Warranty

Labor
1 year limited
Parts
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Verneda T.
  • 3/19/2011 1:59:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsREVIEW # 2

Pros: Update much improves this reader. URL:http://www.jetbookmini.com/update/ (See CONS for finding a recognizable SD card.) When attaching Jetbook (with working SD card inserted) to PC, hit power option that shows up, re-attach to PC, hit SD card option, NOT internal memory and it should finally recognize SD card and then it will go to update screen. Takes some playing around, but it's worth it. Page finder and battery life seem much improved after update. Clock holds correct time after update. And with SD card finally recognized, I can carry all the books I want on it instead of just 3 on internal memory. One star off for SD card problems.NOTE:I tried mini and micro, even tho it specifies regular size only, in an attempt to get it working. Also tried half gig, one gig regular size, PNY, HP, A-Data brands that did not work, tho and those sizes and brands SHOULD.

Cons: Agregiously hit or miss as far as SD cards to add space for books. Also, can't update w/o an SD card inserted. Out of 8 cards total of different sizes, brands, it recognized ONLY a Kingston brand 4 gig regular size which cannot be used (2 gig max), but the fact that it recognized that one gave me hope, so I tried Kingston..Out of 2 of the identical 2 gig Kingston regular size, it only recognized one when inserted. VERY touchy with the SD cards and Kingston seems to be the key, at least for my Jetbook! (No, I don't work for Kingston)

Other Thoughts: I'd given up on this reader some time ago when 7 different SD cards would not work. Gave it one more chance with a Kingston card and it actually recognized it, so I went on from there. Love this reader now that it's usable, but am worried that when this particular Kingston 2 gig card fails, I might not find another that the Jetbook will accept..

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  • Verneda T.
  • 2/18/2011 3:17:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHORRENDOUS

Pros: Giving 1 egg for the PROS: Easily re-programs buttons/screen orientation with 2 clicks so you can read comfortably with either hand. I switch back and forth constantly. LOVE that feature. Small, lightweight, font sizes are great for all vision needs.

Cons: Would not accept ANY size, any brand SD card.Tried SEVEN different cards and it does not recognize them.Went out and purchased 2 more cards, still zilch. Every card works in either my PC, my other book readers, my camera and my phones... Had to delete all books that came on device to make room to add mine. Able to fit no more than 2-3 books total on internal hardrive. Useless for travel for me as I am a voracious reader. I keep hundreds of books on my other readers. Tried resetting, tried loading from 3 different PCs. This is a dealbreaker as far as I'm concerned.
Immediately noticed that battery cover would never fit back on snuggly once batteries installed. Slight ridge from ill-fitting cover becomes mountain size after hours of poking into your hand.
90 hours reading time? Bull! Each battery set lasted no more than 3 days worth of reading. Maybe 12 hrs total? Tried regular and rechargeable.I used this 9 days to give it a chance. Kept re-trying SD cards to no avail.

Other Thoughts: Frequently returned me to page one after ON/OFF and is a hassel to return to page I was reading. Cumbersome page finder program. Changing font size screws up page numbers and prevents finding page you were on when that happens. And it happened a lot.
Due to broken ankle, did not get home to grab this after delivery until the return period was already over or it would have been RMA'd immediately.
Carrying no more than 3 small size books total on an ereader is ridiculous. Have not bothered using since original 9 day trial. Wasted $90. Love my regular Jetbook and wanted something with better battery life. This ain't it!

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  • David L.
  • 10/25/2010 2:25:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgreat eReader, easy to use

Pros: - Small size, super clear 5" LCD.

- Flexible power source. It comes with Energizer batteries with a listed 90 hours of reading time and 2 years stand by. I have a set of Energizer rechargeable batteries and it works fine with jetBook mini.
- Very simple operations

Cons: You have to convert formats on your PC if you use anything but TXT and FB2.
It's definitely not rocket science, but inconvenient at times. Ectaco tech support said they are working on it for more format support and Barnes and Noble DRM support will be available soon as a free update.

Other Thoughts: Very well thought out product. I ride the subway twice a day and it's very easy to hold in my left or right hand. They have a "change hand" option for it

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