Set to become the iPod of eReaders, this wafer thin gizmo will revolutionise the way you read and buy books.
Capable of storing between 500-800 novels, the 1GB COOL-ER (expandable via SD) uses E-ink technology to replicate the experience of reading a book. It has to be seen to be disbelieved; the glare-free 6” display looks just like paper. You’ll be tempted to lick your finger to turn the pages. It’s also unaffected by direct sunlight, so you can carry on reading wherever you may roam.
Simply download your books from any of the countless online sources floating around in cyberspace and drag them on to this USB friendly slice of genius. It’s easier than…erm, picking up a book. Better still, all COOL-ER owners receive a 25% lifetime discount at Coolerbooks.com, home to over 750,000 titles, 500,000 of which are completely free.
The COOL-ER’s internal battery charges in around three hours and lasts for 8000 page turns (the equivalent of reading War and Peace five times).The COOL-ER’s iPod-style scroll wheel acts as a menu selector and page turner. It also lets you select from six font sizes and toggle between landscape and portrait viewing.
This gadget also plays MP3s, so you can listen as you read.
COOL-ER eBook Reader features:
- Size: 6″
- Operating System: Linux
- Storage: 1GB
- Memory: 128MB
- Processor: Samsung S3C2440 ARM 400MHz
- Battery Life (single charge): 8000 page
- Memory Expansion: SD Card (up to 4GB)
- Supported Formats: PDF, EPUB, FB2, RTF, TXT, HTML, PRC, JPG, MP3
- Page Orientation: Easy Switch Landscape/Portrait Options
Availability and pricing info
COOL-ER eBook Reader cost £189.95 and is available at FireBox.com.