The proverbial rat race has been replaced with the e-reader race since the beginning of last year. Every manufacturer worth its name has either launched, is in the process of launching or planning to launch a new e-reader. Specs and price tag that are being fixed is consumer beneficial indeed.
Take for instance the Elonex that was launched by Borders UK at a remarkable low price tag of £189. The gadget is just 180 g by weight and 9 mm in thickness, which means it’s extremely thin and light. It supports a 6 inch e-ink screen and a single battery charge sustains 8000 page flips. The on board memory has the capacity to store 1,000 e-books and is expandable to 8000 e-books with the additional 4 GB SD card. You also get as many as 100 titles free with the e-reader, being already pre-loaded into the device.
The Elonex supports the free Adobe Digital Editions software as well as the DRM protected reflowable PDF and EPub formats, making it one of the first e-readers to come with these features. It is also compatible with other less widespread e-book formats as well as images and pictures. Such capabilities place the Elenox a notch higher than the Sony e-book reader as far as format supportability is concerned and takes it closer to the Bebook e-reader. However, it doesn’t quite match the wide range of e-book formats the Bebook e-reader is compatible with.
Elonex Users can also make good use of the online e-book library containing a mammoth 45,000 titles that can be availed through the Borders UK website. They also plan to continue the sale of their iRex and iLiad readers priced at £399 alongside the Elonex.
More titles is also available from the good e-reader site where you can have unlimited book downloads for an incredibly low subscription rates. You cab be at our good e-reader forum for more such attractive offers and promos.
Watch this space for more on this as the good e-reader blog carries all the latest news and info from the e-reader community.
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