Sunstech released a new e-reader that uses a TFT epaper display that is straight out of 2010. One of the drawbacks of this technology is the screen flickers, whenever you turn the page of an ebook or access any of the menu features. TFT also results in a high consumption of energy. A full charge of the battery of will only result in a day or two of use.
The Sunstech EBI8LTOUCH features a six inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 800×600 and 166 PPI. It employs LED backlight technology so you can read in the dark. Most e-readers these days have a resolution of 1440×1080 and 300 PPI, they also use E-ink CARTA, which results in lightning fast page turns and hardly any full page refreshes.
The company has not disclosed what processor they are employing or how much RAM is on the device. There is 8GB of internal storage and an SD Card capable of an additional 64GB. The dimensions are 0.9 x 11.5 x 17 cm and it weighs 354 g.
This device does not have WIFI or Bluetooth, so you will have to sideload in all of your ebooks. It supports PDF, ePUB, FB2, TXT, HTML and RTF. It has a 3.5mm headphone jack and a basic audio player for audiobooks and music.
I would not not recommend this e-reader at all! It belongs in a distant era when batteries were terrible and e-paper technology was in its infancy. It retails for 89 euros and for this amount of money you can buy the Kindle Paperwhite, Kobo Touch 2.0, InkBook Classic 2 or dozens of others.
Michael Kozlowski has written about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. Newspapers and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times have picked up his articles. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.