- Support of ePub, Mobi, PRC, RTF, .txt, .pdf, .fb2, .jpg, .gif, .png, .bmp file and DRM format through Barnes and Nobles
- Lightweight and super-portable
- Adjustable font type and size
Very good - but a few minor flaws. 01/19/2010
This review is from: Ectaco 5" High Resolution e-Book Reader (jetBook-Lite)
I spent a few hours playing with my new Jetbook last night and I am generally very happy with it. For reading non-DRM stuff it is great.
Good: the screen is quite readable and clear even in weak light. I looked at a Sony PRS-300 last weekend and I honestly think that although its e-Ink screen was good, it was not as sharp and crisp as the JBL's reflective TFT screen. I loaded several books (TXT, ePub, pdb, and PDF) onto an old used 2 GB SD card I had sitting around. I popped in the SD card and was able to read my books without much fuss.
I also like that it works with plain old AA batteries; I can travel with it and never have to worry about adapters or charging.
The photo display feature isn't that great. I can see carrying a few fave photos around, but I see it being useful for viewing street maps I captured off the internet with a web browser.
Bad: I do not like the left-side slider switch - it is fairly stiff and difficult to slide. Fortunately I find I just ignore it and use the chrome left-right buttons anyhow, so not a biggy.
I also don't like the fact that locked books do not seem to let me adjust the font size. Other books I prefer 18pt font, but I can't seem to make that work with the locked books.
And the only display fonts are Verdana and Arial. What - not even one serif font?
Ugly: I find that it seems to miss some of the words on the page breaks when viewing locked books. Apparently this is now fixed in the latest firmware upgrade, which I will attempt to do tonight.
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