Today after the daily workout I needed to buy some groceries so I headed towards the supermarket and while I passed Near Steimatsky, our local books network, I noticed something new and interesting.
Apparently we have our own local eBook reading device here that even reads Hebrew and others…
I went in to check it out since I, me-self, have a PRS-505 for my own readings and a library of about 1400 books to go with it (which, by the way, I sort with calibre – awesome piece of software, Windows, Linux & Mac versions are available).
- The thingy is called e-vrit and has a website.
- It costs about 350$ which comes to about the same I gave for my book, but the kindle on the other hand is still less pricy.
- It is pretty fast, at least faster than my book or at least with a certain format cause I haven’t played with it much.
- It has a touch screen, very convenient, my thing has about 20 buttons with it
- A paper like screen with e-ink technology and a resolution of 800×600.
- Internal memory of 1.2GB with addition of a Micro-SD expansion slot.
- Reads PDF, EPUB, HTML, PNG, JPG along with MP3.
- Battery holds for about 10 hours of Continuous reading.
- Also it’s pretty lite, weights only 240 grams, as the brochure says, and pretty thin too.
- And if all the above is not enough, then it also has WiFi for books transferring and probably more stuff…
I might be considering to get this one in the future when I decide to update my reading tools, but then again, perhaps Amazon’s kindle is better? What you be thinking?
- Posted from my iPhone
- Location: Rehovot mall