Recently we got our hands on the Ectaco Jetbook K-12 educational e-reader and there is a ton of value for students with the myriad of learning programs bundled on the device. One of the main downsides is that it looks like it was designed in the 1950’s, and same with the price. Retailing at around $399 it is out of reach for most people interested in purchasing it. Ectaco has listened to the critics and released a new version of the e-reader, the K12 Lite.
The company today released the new device for $299, and notably absent is the digital pen. This is a hardware add-on that was bundled with the first release of the K-12 and allows you to scan text from books or notes and have them stored right on the e-reader. Other than that, most of the software is the same. It also comes with loads of extras such as a Talking Oxford Dictionary, 180 language dictionary, Games, Audio books & Music player, Voice recorder, and TONS more. Check out our full hands on review of the Jetbook K-12 to get the scoop on what you can expect from it.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and Verge.