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This review is from: Ectaco 5" High Resolution e-Book Reader (jetBook-Lite)
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.
This review is from: ASRock G41M-S3 LGA 775 Intel G41 + ICH7 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Cons: Realtek lan wants to be connected before boot; tried different drivers, same result; no internet/lan unless connected before boot.
Other Thoughts: Recieved an old Q8300 core 2 quad chip, free. Got this board to use it; should have saved my money.
Antique onbord vid good only for word processing, IMO, but the board & processer is a good match to an old 8800 gts 512 vid card for moderate gaming.
You get what you pay for, I guess
Over all a fair match to junk box parts that you may have to make an antique but functional machine.
Packing could have been better to compensate for rough handling in shipping.
Other Thoughts: Bought this to replace two 1.5 gig drives in the home theater; no hassles or problems just installed it, W7 recognized it then I formated it and transferred the data from the other 2 drives.
Clean & easy
Waiting for new egg to stock 4 gig drives.