The e-Reader market is certainly stabilizing in North America and the UK, with only a handful of established players in the market and little to no alternatives available. Spain is one country where the e-reading revolution is starting to just take off and this year a number of new devices have become available. The Papyre 630, Szenio DC 1600 and miBuk ILUSION are all vying for readers attention.
The miBuk ILUSION features a six inch e-Ink Pearl display screen with a resolution of 800×600. It will do a fine job in reading your standard eBooks, but might struggle with more high-definition content, such as PDF magazines and newspapers. This reader was designed to read in the dark and has a front-lit display. Underneath the hood is a Allwinner Processor E200 processor, 4 GB of storage and an SD card to 32GB of additional memory.
When it comes to modern e-readers, they often forgo built in audio or speakers because they need to be able to offer their devices as cheap as possible. The ILUSION actually has an external speaker and a 3.5mm headphone jack to listen to tunes in MP3, WMA, FLAC, AAC, WAV, OGG, DTS, AMR formats.
This reader is going to be available in the next few weeks via the Wonderelectronics website and is retailing for €89.00. The good thing is, this is not just relevant in Spain, but does have compatibility with English, and Portuguese, French.
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.