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Ectaco 5" High Resolution e-Book Reader (jetBook-Lite)
  • 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

4 out of 5 eggs Very good - but a few minor flaws. 01/19/2010

This review is from: Ectaco 5" High Resolution e-Book Reader (jetBook-Lite)

Pros:

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.

Cons:

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?

Other Thoughts:

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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  • Bruce C.
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