The proverbial rat race has been replaced with the e-reader race since the beginning of last year. Every manufacturer worth its name has either launched, is in the process of launching or planning to launch a new e-reader. Specs and price tag that are being fixed is consumer beneficial indeed.
Take for instance the Elonex that was launched by Borders UK at a remarkable low price tag of £189. The gadget is just 180 g by weight and 9 mm in thickness, which means it’s extremely thin and light. It supports a 6 inch e-ink screen and a single battery charge sustains 8000 page flips. The on board memory has the capacity to store 1,000 e-books and is expandable to 8000 e-books with the additional 4 GB SD card. You also get as many as 100 titles free with the e-reader, being already pre-loaded into the device.
The Elonex supports the free Adobe Digital Editions software as well as the DRM protected reflowable PDF and EPub formats, making it one of the first e-readers to come with these features. It is also compatible with other less widespread e-book formats as well as images and pictures. Such capabilities place the Elenox a notch higher than the Sony e-book reader as far as format supportability is concerned and takes it closer to the Bebook e-reader. However, it doesn’t quite match the wide range of e-book formats the Bebook e-reader is compatible with.
Elonex Users can also make good use of the online e-book library containing a mammoth 45,000 titles that can be availed through the Borders UK website. They also plan to continue the sale of their iRex and iLiad readers priced at £399 alongside the Elonex.
More titles is also available from the good e-reader site where you can have unlimited book downloads for an incredibly low subscription rates. You cab be at our good e-reader forum for more such attractive offers and promos.
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