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Aluratek "Libre" E-Book Reader Pro with 5" Display, White

  • Supports PDF, TXT, FB2, EPUB, MOBI, PRC and RTF electronic book format
  • Supports BMP, JPG, GIF, animated GIF picture format
  • Exclusive LCD screen Technology - Looks like real paper
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Introducing the Libre eBook Reader Pro by Aluratek and the latest craze in the current digital revolution.

Now you can digitally store and carry around with you thousands of your favorite books saving money, space and the environment. Aluratek’s Libre connects to any computer with an internet connection for easy access to the most recent books that are published as well as access to free timeless classics.

The Libre is soft on the eyes utilizing an exclusive e-paper LCD technology. This amazing technology makes it difficult to determine the difference between actual paper and the e-paper screen. Also boasting superior battery life you can read up to 24hrs continuous use with an auto off feature if you just happen to fall asleep. Try the Libre eBook Reader Pro and experience why the future of books has gone digital.

  • newegg Thin and Light Small enough to fit into your pocket, the Libre eBook Reader Pro is easy to carry anywhere, perfect for on-the-go reading.
  • newegg Paper-like 5" Screen The Libre eBook Reader Pro features a large 5-inch display, providing plenty of room for navigation and comfortable reading. Implementing the latest in E Paper technology, the display delivers a true paper-like reading experience with high contrast and crisp images that can be seen from any angle with no glare.
  • newegg Adjustable Font Sizes and Display Options The Libre eBook Reader Pro provides a choice of font sizes and horizontal/vertical display options to suit your reading preference.
  • newegg Includes 2GB SD Card and 100 Free eBooks The Libre eBook Reader Pro comes with 100 free eBooks on the included 2GB SD card and can hold more eBook titles with support for up to 32GB SD cards.
  • newegg Integrated MP3 Player The Libre eBook Reader Pro plays back MP3 music so you can enjoy your favorite music while reading.
  • newegg USB Connectivity Easily download eBooks, MP3s and more from your PC, update the unit with the latest firmware, and charge the internal Lithium-ion battery with the convenient USB connection!


Learn more about the Aluratek AEBK01WF

General

Brand
Aluratek
Model
AEBK01WF

File Formats Supported

Text
PDF, TXT, FB2, EPUB, MOBI, PRC, RTF
Image
BMP, JPG, GIF, animated GIF
Audio
MP3

Display

Screen Size
5"
Screen Type
LCD

Features

Features
Content search for easy navigation between books and pages

Bookmark and auto page turn function

Adjustable font type and size

Screen rotation support (portrait and landscape mode)

SD card slot - up to 32GB

Battery level indicator and low level warning
Card Reader
SD

Connections

Headphone Jack
Yes
PC Connections
USB Port

Power

Battery Type
Lithium-Ion Battery
Battery Life
24 hours continuous use / 30 days standby time

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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  • ANTHONY G.
  • 7/30/2011 6:44:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsAluratek Libre is great

Pros: Easy to read non reflective LCD screen; Can use up to a 32GB SD card; wide variety of file formats; Books can be bought from many websites; Decent battery life; Easy to use; Compact enough to fit in a coat pocket; Aluratek support is good.

Cons: None

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  • patrick w.
  • 6/20/2011 10:39:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Ereader

Pros: Great price and quite a few features, an incredible value.

Cons: None so far.

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  • Kim Y.
  • 3/23/2011 8:14:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsWorks with TXT and PDF. Issues in other formats.

Pros: - Reads PDF's fairly well.
- Very low price point.

Cons: - Screen has moderate (ie. noticeable) glare under reading lamp.
- Needs to be charged every 2-3 days after moderate use (so not very ideal for long voyages to other countries).
- EPUB books don't support bookmarking!! (They always get erased when you go back to the library screen)
- MOBI has caused my ebook reader to "crash" back to the home screen, or even shut the unit off at times.
- Almost no ergonomics or comfort in the design and layout.
- Very cheap plasticy feel.
- No Browser / Wi-fi.

Other Thoughts: Overall I find that this eBook reader is fairly good for PDF documents; it tries to reflow the document and has so far done a good job in my experiences.

But because I read daily, it was important for me to have a good quality device that was also effortless and enjoyable. The Aluratek Libre Pro was not the device for me. It had screen glare, lackluster performance, uncomfortable ergonomics, low battery life, etc. This was too much, and therefore I ordered a Kindle to replace it. I have not once regretted this decision, even though the Kindle is about 2.5X the cost.

Use this eBook Reader if you really need one and use it less than 1 or 2 times a week and strictly for reading TXT or PDF files. Otherwise, do not buy this just because money is tight. Save up and opt for a significantly higher quality eReader.

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  • Ryan F.
  • 2/21/2011 11:51:03 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsTHE Universal reader

Pros: Mom loves it. Reads PDF files, MOBI, lost of other files. Uses standard SD card for memory. You can just drag files straight to the thing if you plug it into a computer. Comes with lots of goodies. Free books included. It's water resistant, unlike most others. sliders to turn pages. Variable font sizes. Has a picture viewer. Doesn't force you to use one specific ebook format. Lets you read in landscape or portrait.

Cons: Battery life is only like 48 hours continuous time. Could be longer.

Other Thoughts: We got this for my mother for Christmas this year. We looked at the Kobo, Nook, and the Kindle. For what mom does, which is read ebooks, this was the best deal. It has a very simple, but utilitarian interface for reading books. Mom loves it, and the screen is very easy to read. Once we read that this was water resistant(everything is behind heavy rubberized covers) we were sold on it.

If you're going to get this, go download an ebook manager like Caliber. It converts EVERYTHING and is extremely easy to use. Makes ebook management a snap and you don't loose everything if you managed to break the reader.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/4/2011 7:24:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAn "OK" Reader

Pros: Text is high quality in all lighting environments. Font choices are excellent. Reads Epub format best. Battery lasts a long time. The device is light and easy to hold.

Cons: Makes a mess of "PDF" formatted books at times. The "flow" feature works but is quite primitive.

Other Thoughts: I have two of these, one white (gift for my girlfriend) and one black, mine. I find the overall size of the device to be "correct" for me and it works exactly as advertised. You do get what you pay for and this device has ALL the features I want. If you want more features like color, spend more.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/3/2011 11:26:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPitiful Customer Support

Pros: The unit worked great for several months.

Cons: Customer support for defective units is nonexistent. I started a ticket for the unit I bought that quit working the first of December and Aluratek's support section will not respond. The only thing I know to do is to contact my state's attorney general, because this company is not honoring their warranty. If you buy this unit, you had better pray it does not quit, because their customer support will not respond.

Other Thoughts: Du yourself a favor and stay clear of this unit. It is great when it works, but you are in trouble if it quits while under warranty.

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  • Richard M.
  • 1/2/2011 7:26:36 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Reader!

Pros: No DRM! Easy to use, lots of interchangeable storage with SD cards. Less that $100. Not locked into one ebook store.

Cons: Search isn't very useful.

Other Thoughts: A good buy!

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/22/2010 4:06:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAluratek support is terrible!!!!!

Pros: Unit performed great for the 7 months it worked.

Cons: After approximately 7 months, the unit would not boot up. On power up, it hung at the Alluratel logo and would not go to menu. Have reset it according to website instructions, with no improvement noted. My primary complaint is the support staff at Aluratek. I started a support ticket on December 12 2010, and I am still waiting for RMA numbers and instructions. They state they answer support ticket requests within 24 business hours but that is not true. The only way I have been able to make any progress at all is to call their support line, which is not toll free, and wait over an hour for support staff to answer. I have done this twice now and still have not received an RMA. Would suggest you look elsewhere for an e-reader. These people do not support their products.

Other Thoughts: Terrible customer technical support. This is the first negative review I have ever given on a product purchased at Newegg. Would suggest Newegg personnel remove these products from their product line if the manufacturer will not support them in a timely manner.

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  • Troy K.
  • 11/13/2010 5:33:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGood for tech knowledgeable

Pros: NO DRM!!! (well, I guess you can use DRM if you want, so they say)
This was vital to me, I did not want any company to be able to remove access to my ebooks.
good format support, seems to like epub the most and PDF the least but does handle all of them adequately. Reflow function works nicely on PDFs.

Battery last a long time, depending on usage of course.

Cons: LCD screen, I was nervous about it before purchase but went ahead anyway because of the format support. Dont worry about it, the LCD is not backlit, its reflective, easy to read, sunlight readable, though you will need an external light source if reading in the dark.

loading the internal software (picture reader and ebook reader programs) takes a long time, which I expected as they dont put blazing power hungry processors in these things, but page turns are quick and thats the main thing.


being overly nitpicky but there is a poorly designed cover over the SD card slot and USB port, meaning you have to pull it out and swing it out of the way (and leave it that way) when you charge it. But its not a big deal as the cover is just a cover and does nothing else, if it broke off it would hardly be a bother.

I am unsure about the quality of buttons on any device, but this one puts my mind at ease with redundancy of function for most buttons.

Other Thoughts: This is a techies Ereader
If you want steve jobs walled garden, dont buy this

If you dont know what a file format is (.epub .fb2 .txt etc) and dont want to learn, dont buy this.

If you want a simple device that does exactly what you want and doesnt try to anticipate your wishes or do things behind your back, and will not answer to anyone but the person holding it. buy this.

Also, if you are thinking of this for reading comics, well it will kinda work, it may just be my selections but mine turned out too dark to read easily, and the screen is too small to read without zooming in, making them awkward to view.

I never tried the MP3 player

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  • Nathaniel H.
  • 7/29/2010 8:52:16 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: > Crisp Screen
> No page turn flashing
> Large Book format support
> Read and listen to music at the same time
> Responsive page turns
> Buttons are solid
> When viewing pictures, they are gray scaled very well
> Gif support includes animated gifs, (don't expect super fast gifs or large gifs to change frames at the same speed as your desktop)
> Ok audio quality, worth not using 2 devices while reading & listening to music
> 5 eggs because it works exactly as described in the specs and is a solid non-e-ink reader.

Cons: > Features are now lacking compared to similarly priced e-readers.

Other Thoughts: With recent price cuts with the Kindle and Nook I can not recommend this product. At the time of my purchase the Kindle and Nook were much higher in price and the lacking features warranted the price difference. Now the Kindle and Nook can be had for a similar price with the added features of WiFi, 3G (some models), book reading, direct access to online stores, web access, etc.

If the price of this e-reader drops below $100 it will be a eliminate my 1 con since its features and price will be comparable to other popular e-readers.

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