Icarus has been quietly making a name for themselves in offering very high quality products with tremendous PDF support. The company has just announced a brand new Illumina HD e-Reader that we will be reviewing next week.
The Illumina HD features a six inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1024×758 pixels. It has a front-light built into the bottom of the bezel and will basically allow you to read in the dark. Although it has a fully interactive screen, Icarus has added physical page turn buttons and control buttons. This means if you like to manually hit your settings and home menu, you are good to go.
Underneath the hood is a 1 GHZ processor and 512 MB of RAM. You will have 4 GB of internal storage and you can boost it up to 32 GB via the Micro SD.
Modern day e-readers have done away with audio functionality and the average person can’t even listen to audiobooks anymore. Icarus has added a 3.5mm headphone jack and support for Flac, AAC, mp3, Wav, WMA, and OGG.
This e-Reader is going to hit the market next week for around $100 euros.
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 CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.