The newest e-reader from Netherlands based company – Endless Ideas – is out in the market and going by initial looks, it sure looks one mean machine. There is something in the new Bebook that is sure to appeal to both the avid as well as the occasional reader.
So what is it that makes the BeBook so impressive? Let’s find out. With a 6-inch reflective screen, the BeBook looks even better than a Kindle. The display is exactly similar to a real paper and pepping just 220 gram on the weight scale, the Bebook is light and convenient to carry around. On a single charge, the Bebook can sustain as many as 7,000 page turns. The BeBook has no backlit, which means its easy to read even in bright sunlight, though for night time reading, external light source is necessary. The display is flicker less, so its extremely soothing for your eyes. And with a 512 MB of in built memory, the device is capable of holding a huge 1000 e-books at a time.
Talking of e-books, the BeBook come preloaded with 150 classics at no extra cost. And that’s not all. For there also is a repertoire of 20,000 classics that can be downloaded completely free of cost from the company site MyBeBook.com.
The BeBook is compatible with a myriad of formats that e-books are today available in. Be it the PDF, DOC, EPUB, PPT, TXT, HTML, RTF, BMP, JPG, PNG, GIF, TIF, DJVU, FB2, WOL, CHM, RAR, ZIP, MP3 formats or even, for that matter, Microsoft’s LIT format also have been included in its rendering capability. Notable feature is the ability of this e-reader to render MobiPocket DRM format. Adding this into their list of compatible file formats gives this reader an edge over the others.
With such an open source policy, chances of pirated books being used on the BeBook reader are ripe. BeBook claim’s having an inbuilt mechanism to indicate copyright infrigment cases. As per this mechanism, each device has a unique key that can be used to track down any user that is using e-books obtained illegally from torrent or usenet sites. However, doubts remain as to how effective it really is and it has to be experienced to be believed.
The BeBook includes another feature that’s missing in the Sony e-reader, its closest competitor. And it’s RSS feed capability.
What RSS feed capability entails is the hassle free updating of your regular reading topics. A plug in to the PC connected to the net would update the news etc on the BeBook through the RSS feed feature.
This additional feature of the BeBook, along with its price tag of 199 pound, beats the Sony e-book reader priced at 224 pound in every facet.
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Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email