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1. Amazon Kindle 2, priced at $259 at Amazon.com

Kindle Features

Advanced Design

Sleek & Light

At 10.2 ounces, Kindle is lighter than a typical paperback and as thin as most magazines. Barely a third of an inch in profile, you'll find Kindle fits perfectly in your hands.

Simple to Use, No Computer Required

Unlike most electronic devices, we wanted to keep Kindle simple. Kindle is wireless and ready to use right out of the box–no setup, no cables, no software to install, no computer required.

Ergonomic Design

Kindle is easy to hold and read. We designed it with long-form reading in mind. When reading for long periods of time, people naturally shift positions and often like to read with one hand. Kindle's page-turning buttons are located on both sides, allowing you to read and turn pages comfortably with one hand from any position.




Precise 5-Way Controller

Kindle has an easy-to-use 5-way controller, enabling precise on-screen navigation for selecting text to highlight or looking up words.

Long Battery Life

Long Battery Life—Read for Days Without Recharging

With Kindle's long battery life, you can read on a single charge for up to 4 days with wireless on. Turn wireless off and read for up to 2 weeks. Battery life will vary based on wireless usage, such as shopping the Kindle Store and downloading content. In low-coverage areas or in EDGE/GPRS-only coverage, wireless usage will consume battery power more quickly.

Charge Via USB

Kindle ships with a U.S. power adapter and a micro-USB cable for charging your Kindle from a computer USB port. The U.S. power adapter supports voltages 100V-240V.

Wireless Access With Whispernet

Get Books in as Little as 60 Seconds

Whispernet utilizes Amazon's optimized technology plus a high-speed data network to enable you to wirelessly search, discover, and download content on the go. Your books and periodicals are delivered via Whispernet in less than 60 seconds. And unlike Wi-Fi, you never have to hunt for a hotspot. Wireless download times can vary based on 3G or EDGE/GPRS coverage, signal strength, and file size. See wireless coverage map for availability.

No Monthly Wireless Bills

No monthly wireless bills or commitments. Amazon pays for Kindle's wireless connectivity so you won't see a monthly wireless bill. There is no wireless setup–you are ready to shop, purchase, and read right out of the box. See Wireless Terms and Conditions.

U.S. and International Coverage

Uses GSM technology—the most popular mobile wireless standard—with wireless coverage in over 100 countries. See wireless coverage map for availability.

Travel Internationally with Kindle

Travel internationally and still get books in under 60 seconds. Download books wirelessly in over 100 countries around the world. Stay in touch with news from home by having your newspaper and magazine subscriptions delivered wirelessly while you travel. See wireless coverage map for availability.



Slim: Just over 1/3 of an inch, as thin as most magazines

Lightweight: At 10.2 ounces, lighter than a typical paperback

Books in Under 60 Seconds: Get books delivered wirelessly in less than 60 seconds; no PC required

3G Wireless: 3G wireless lets you download books right from your Kindle; no annual contracts, no monthly fees, and no hunting for Wi-Fi hotspots

International Coverage: Enjoy 3G wireless coverage at home or abroad in over 100 countries. See details. Check wireless coverage map.

Paper-Like Display: Reads like real paper without glare, even in bright sunlight

Carry Your Library: Holds up to 1,500 books

Long Battery Life: Read for days without recharging

Read-to-Me: With the experimental Text-to-Speech feature, Kindle can read newspapers, magazines, blogs, and books out loud to you, unless the book's rights holder made the feature unavailable

Free Book Samples: Download and read first chapters for free before you decide to buy

Large Selection: Over 360,000 books, including 101 of 112 New York Times® Best Sellers, plus U.S. and international newspapers, magazines, and blogs. For non-U.S. customers, content availability and pricing will vary. Check your country.

Low Book Prices: New York Times Best Sellers and New Releases are $9.99, unless marked otherwise. When traveling abroad, you can download books wirelessly from the Kindle Store or your Archived Items. U.S. customers will be charged a fee of $1.99 for international downloads.



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2. Kindle DX Large Screen, priced at $489 at Amazon.com

Kindle DX Features

Advanced Design


Sleek & Trim Kindle DX is as thin as most magazines. Just over a third of an inch in profile, you'll find Kindle DX fits perfectly in your hands.


Beautiful Large Display

Kindle DX's large display is ideal for a broad range of reading material, including graphic-rich books, PDFs, newspapers, magazines, and blogs. Kindle DX's display is two and a half times the size of the Kindle display. Whether you're reading the latest bestseller or a financial report, text and images are amazingly sharp on the 9.7" screen.


Auto-Rotating Screen

By simply turning the device, you can immediately see full-width landscape views of maps, graphs, tables and Web pages.


Built-In PDF Reader

Unload the loose documents from your briefcase or backpack, and put them all on Kindle DX. From neighborhood newsletters to financial statements to case studies and product manuals--you can take them all with you on Kindle DX. Native PDF support allows you to carry and read all of your personal and professional documents on the go. With Amazon's Whispernet service, you can send your documents directly to your Kindle DX and read them anytime, anywhere. Some features such as annotations and read-to-me are not currently supported for PDF. You can magnify PDFs by viewing them in landscape mode.


5-Way Controller

Kindle DX has an easy-to-use 5-way controller, enabling precise on-screen navigation for selecting text to highlight or looking up words.


Simple to Use, No Computer Required

Kindle DX is completely wireless and ready to use right out of the box--no setup, no cables, no computer required.


Long Battery Life

Long Battery Life - Read for Days Without Recharging

With Kindle DX's long battery life, you can read on a single charge for up to 4 days with wireless on. Turn wireless off and read for up to 2 weeks. Battery life will vary based on wireless usage, such as shopping the Kindle Store and downloading content. In low coverage areas or in 1xRTT only coverage, wireless usage will consume battery power more quickly.


Charge via USB

Kindle DX supports wall charging via the included Kindle DX power adapter, and charging from your computer via the included USB 2.0 cable. Kindle DX fully charges in approximately 4 hours.


Wireless Access with Whispernet Fast 3G Network - Get Books in Under 60 Seconds

Whispernet utilizes Amazon's optimized technology plus Sprint's national high-speed (3G) data network to enable you to wirelessly search, discover, and download content on the go. Your books and periodicals are delivered via Whispernet in less than 60 seconds. And unlike Wi-Fi, you never have to hunt for a hotspot. Download times can vary based on wireless coverage strength and file size.


Technical Details


Display: 9.7" diagonal E Ink® electronic paper display, 1200 x 824 pixel resolution at 150 ppi, 16-level gray scale.

Size (in inches): 10.4" x 7.2" x 0.38".

Weight: 18.9 ounces.

System requirements: None, because it doesn't require a computer.

Storage: 4GB internal (approximately 3.3GB available for user content).

Battery Life: Read on a single charge for up to 4 days with wireless on. Turn wireless off and read for up to two weeks. Battery life will vary based on wireless usage, such as shopping the Kindle Store and downloading content. In low coverage areas or in 1xRTT only coverage, wireless usage will consume battery power more quickly.

Charge Time: Fully charges in approximately 4 hours and supports charging from your computer via the included USB 2.0 cable.

Connectivity: EVDO modem with fallback to 1xRTT; utilizes Amazon Whispernet to provide U.S wireless coverage via Sprint's 3G high-speed data network (check wireless coverage). See Wireless Terms and Conditions.

USB Port: USB 2.0 (micro-USB connector) for connection to the Kindle DX power adapter or optionally to connect to a PC or Macintosh computer.

Audio: 3.5mm stereo audio jack, built-in stereo speakers.

Content Formats Supported: Kindle (AZW), PDF, TXT, Audible (formats 4, Audible Enhanced (AAX)), MP3, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, RTF, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion.

Included Accessories: Power adapter, USB 2.0 cable, battery. Leather book cover sold separately.

Documentation: Quick Start Guide (included in box) [PDF]; Kindle DX User's Guide (pre-installed on device) [PDF].

Warranty and Service: 1 year limited warranty and service included. Optional 2 year Extended Warranty sold separately.



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3. SONY PRS-700BC eReader, priced at $800

There have been six models to date. The PRS-500 was made available in the United States in September 2006. On 1 November 2006, Readers went on display and for sale at Borders Bookstore throughout the US. Borders had an exclusive contract for the Reader until the end of 2006. From April 2007, Sony Reader has been sold in the US by multiple merchants, including Fry's, Costco, Borders and Best Buy. The eBook Store from Sony is only available to U.S. or Canadian residents or to customers who purchased a U.S.-model reader with bundled eBook Store credit.

On July 24, 2008, Sony announced that the PRS-505 Reader would be available in the UK with a launch date of September 3, 2008. Waterstone's is the official retail partner and the Reader is available at selected stores such as Argos, Sony Centres and Dixons; while a red edition is available exclusively from John Lewis.

The PRS-700, with touch screen and built in lighting was announced on October 2, 2008 (and has since been discontinued). On August 5th 2009 Sony announced two new readers, the budget PRS-300 Pocket Edition and the more advanced PRS-600 Touch Edition.




On August 25, 2009 Sony announced the Reader PRS-900 "Daily Edition." This features a 7" diagonal screen to compete with the Amazon Kindle DX. It's also the first to feature free 3G wireless through AT&T to access the Sony eBookstore without the need of a computer. It also is the first to increase the grayscale level, from 8 to 16.



Current

PRS-300
Reader Pocket Edition Known as the "Pocket Edition," the PRS-300 was announced at the same time as the touch-screen PRS-600. It is meant to be the entry-level reader device, priced below the competition at US$199. It has a smaller screen than the PRS-600, no touch interface, no mp3 audio or expandable memory. It has a similar interface to the PRS-500 and PRS-505.

PRS-300 specifications
Display: 5 inch.
Resolution: 800 x 600 pixels
Gray scale: 8-levels gray scale
Internal Memory: 512MB, 440MB accessible
Font Size: 3 adjustable font sizes
Battery: Sealed internal, up to two weeks of reading on a single charge
MSRP: US$199
Available case colors:
PRS-300BC: Navy Blue
PRS-300RC: Rose Pink
PRS-300SC: Silver



Reader Touch Edition
The PRS-600, known as the "Touch Edition," was announced at the same time as the PRS-300 and is the replacement for the PRS-700 model (although it is missing the front-light feature). It is Sony's higher-scale, touch-screen edition of the reader. It has a similar interface to the PRS-700. Unlike the PRS-700 which was only available in black, the PRS-600 is available in three colors.

PRS-600 specifications
Display: 6 inch. touch-screen
Resolution: 800 x 600 pixels
Gray scale: 8-levels gray scale
Internal Memory: 512MB, 380MB accessible
Expanded Memory: Support for Sony Memory Stick Pro DUO and SDHC
Font Size: 5 adjustable font sizes
Battery: Sealed internal, up to two weeks of reading on a single charge
MSRP: US$299
Available case colors:
PRS-600BC: Black
PRS-600SC: Silver
PRS-600RC: Red




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4. Barnes and Nobles Nook, priced at $259

What comes in the Box;

The Nook

Micro-USB 2.0 cable

Quick Start Guide

AC adapter

Rechargeable battery (installed)



Compact Size

nook is about the same size and weight as a paperback book.
Height: 7.7 inches
Width: 4.9 inches
Depth: 0.5 inches
Weight: 11.2 ounces (317 grams)

Fast & Free Wireless
Download books in seconds.
Free wireless from Barnes & Noble via AT&T, the nation's fastest 3G network.
Wi-Fi ( 802.11 b/g).
Free Wi-Fi in all Barnes & Noble stores.
Personalized Screen Saver
Customize your nook quickly and easily.
Load your own photos to create personal screen savers.
Keep a gallery of cherished pictures on your nook.
Paper-Like Display

The most advanced E ink® Vizplex™ electronic paper display reads like the printed page.
Read in bright sunlight as clearly as inside your home.
Make the font size bigger so it's easy on your eyes.
Expandable Storage
2GB (approximately 1500 eBooks)
Expandable microSD slot (buy an extra 16 GB memory card and store up to 17,500).




Audio
Use your nook as an MP3 player to listen to audio books or music. nook holds about 26 hours of audio.

MP3 player
Built-in mono speaker
Universal 3.5 mm stereo headphone jack

Connectors

Micro USB connector
Universal 3.5 mm stereo headphone jack
Expandable microSD slot
Color Touchscreen

3.5 inch color touchscreen LCD.
One touch control and navigation.
Swipe to browse your library displayed via full-color book covers.
Powerful Battery
Read for days. You can read for up to ten days without recharging with wireless off.
Installed Rechargable battery.
Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter.
Charging time: 3.5 hours from wall outlet.
Supported File Types
EPUB and eReader Formats
PDFs load easily and look great.
PDFs, MP3s and graphics load to your nook from your computer or micro SD card.
Use JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP files to create personal screensavers.




Story credit: Barns and Noble www.barnesandnoble.com






5. Jetbook eReader by Ectaco, priced at $199

Ectaco showed off their new jetBook Lite eBook at the Frankfurt Book Fair. As you can see from the above video it looks to be a very simple eReader with a five inch TFT monochromatic screen. It’s chock full of menu and selector buttons and instead of charging with a traditional internal battery, the jetBook Lite takes four AA batteries. Normally this would add some much-hated bulk to an eReader but Ectaco engineered it so that the added width for the battery compartment acts as a nice handhold for your left hand. In fact it looks like it’d be much more comfortable to hold than most slab tablet eReaders on the market.

Ectaco says they’re going to introduce the jetBook Lite to the American market shortly for a retail price of $149 which would make it the most affordable eBook on the market (beating out Sony’s Pocket Edition Reader and BeBook Mini). While it doesn’t use the traditional E-Ink screens of most eReaders, the TFT LCD means that page switching will be much faster and have none of the E-Ink’s notorious flashes between pages. Ectaco also says that four AA batteries will allow 23 hours of use.

ECTACO has revolutionized the way you read with the JetBook eBook reader! At just 7.5 ounces and with dimensions smaller than a standard hardcover novel, the JetBook lets you carry a stack of books in the palm of your hand and read them wherever you want. It comes preloaded with the CIA World Factbook and a German Dictionary, and can hold thousands more texts with support for an optional SD memory card up to 2GB in size. With its USB mass storage capability, simply connect the JetBook to your PC via USB and drag and drop new content; you can also back up what you already have on the device instantly. The battery is charged via the included power supply or USB, and once charged can provide you over 20 hours of continuous active use, so you will always be ready to read.

Sporting a reflective, long lasting coating, the huge 5-inch VGA screen is easy on the eyes under various lighting conditions (including direct sunlight) and won’t get dirty even after extended use. With screen rotation support, you can always read your eBooks in the most comfortable and suitable manner. Even readers who have difficulty seeing print books will have no trouble with this reader's adjustable text size and font face.

An MP3 player rounds out the advanced features, so you can listen to your favorite music as you read. The well placed control buttons let you move forward or backward, add bookmarks, choose font sizes or rotate the screen simply by pressing the corresponding button. You can read almost anything on the JetBook, with its native support for over 10 different file formats including PDF, Mobi, HTML, TXT, MP3, BMP, JPG and more. Get yourself this versatile eBook reader from ECTACO now and experience the joy of reading in a uniquely different style!

jetBook features include:

True pocket-sized portability for thousands of eBooks
Support for e-Book contents in Albanian, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Faeroese, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Croatian, Czech, Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian and other European languages
Bidirectional dictionaries for certain European languages are available
Supports books in the new and popular .fb2 format
Multilingual interface options that include German!
Pre-loaded with CIA World Factbook and a German Dictionary
Bookmarks and auto page turn functionality
Adjustable font type and size
Screen rotation support for both portrait & landscape modes
Built-in MP3 player that supports background playback
The ECTACO jetBook e-Book Reader supports .txt, .pdf, .fb2, .jpg, .epub, .mobi, .prc and .rtf file formats
SD card slot
Internal Li-ion polymer battery
Large Screen


jetBook uses a huge, state-of-the-art 5-inch VGA reflective monochrome screen to provide readers with an easily viewed display that is kind on the eyes. jetBook uses a huge, state-of-the-art 5-inch VGA reflective monochrome screen to provide readers with an easily viewed display that is kind on the eyes. The revolutionary display reflects light without the need for backlighting which tires the eyes when reading for long periods. So easy to see and read, jetBook can be used anywhere - in the bright midday sun or the subdued lighting at home.

A Whole Library In Just 7.5 oz.

Weighing an easy to carry 7.5 oz., jetBook is one of the lightest e-books in the world. Slimmer than even a standard paperback, it easily fits in the palm of your hand for an incredibly comfortable reading experience. The built in flash-memory allows you to store your favorite books to read whenever and wherever you like. An SD slot accepts interchangeable SD cards (purchased separately) of up to 2 GB in size so that you can increase your portable library almost without limit.

Multilingual Support

jetBook comes complete with its own collection of books pre-installed so you will already have a head start on building your new library. Allowing you to quickly and easily download and add content from different sources, jetBook displays .txt, .pdf and .fb2 files as well as .jpg. It is also able to display books in a number of the world's most popular languages including Albanian, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Faeroese, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Croatian, Czech, Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian and other European languages! In addition, use jetBook to study a new language or communicate while traveling with ECTACO translating Dictionaries. What’s more, jetBook is the world’s only eBook Reader that includes a German interface option as standard!

Designed For Comfort

jetBook is the most comfortable 'book' you will ever own. Not only is it smaller and lighter than a standard paperback, it also offers numerous different ways for you to read its content. With control buttons located on both its side and face for instant access to all of its advanced features, support for 'portrait' and 'landscape' display modes, adjustable font and type size and a viewing angle that lets you set the book down and still be able to read it, it is truly the world's most easy to read book.

T9 Text Input

jetBook uses the advanced T9 text input method that refers back to its pre-installed dictionaries to complete words as you type them. The comfortable alphanumeric keypad familiar from mobile phones makes entering the word you want quick, easy and accurate.

Bookmarks and Auto Page-turn Functionality

jetBook makes it easy to add bookmarks and find the pages you need instantly. An advanced auto page-turning function makes reading an effortless experience. Set the auto turn to your average reading speed and simply sit back and enjoy your book. Of course you can always switch the page-turning feature off and 'turn' the pages manually as you like.

More than Just a Good Book

jetBook incorporates SD Card expandability (cards available separately) in addition to the built-in 112 MB flash memory so that you can easily store not only a complete library but your favorite music files and pictures too. With its USB mass storage capability, simply connect the jetBook to your PC with a USB cable and add new content or backup what you already have on the device instantly. jetBook displays .jpg, .gif, .png, .bmp formatted images.

Adjustable Typeface and Size

jetBook features a choice of 6 different font sizes and several popular typefaces so that you can customize your reading experience. Even those who have difficulty reading a conventional book will find it easy and enjoyable to read with jetBook.

Screen Rotation Support

jetBook offers a choice of 'landscape' and 'portrait' screen display orientation so that you can use your e-book in the manner you find most comfortable and most suitable to the text you are reading.

Extended Battery Life

jetBook is powered by a special rechargeable Li-ion polymer battery which supplies you with over 20 hours of continuous, active use. That's enough for even the longest plane journey. And with a quick recharge time using an AC/DC adapter or by connecting it to your laptop device via a special USB cable, you will always be ready to read.

What comes with your ECTACO jetBook?

Power adapter USB 2.0 cable Storage Pouch User's Manual Bonus CD jetBook is fully compatible with both Mac and Windows-based PCs



Story credit: Ectaco www.ectaco.com






6. Cybook ePaper, priced at $250

The Cybook Opus is the newest ebook reading device from the company that has pioneered the ebook reader market since 1998 - Bookeen. This pocket sized reader can be held in one hand and fits perfectly in any purse, briefcase or pocket!

It is the lightest on the market -only 5.3 ounces! Over 1,000 books can be stored in its large 1 GB of internal storage memory!

The Cybook Opus boasts an impressive 200dpi ePaper screen which provides a paperlike high contrast appearance and ultra-low power consumption on the revolutionary EInk ® Technology. With its accelerometer - screen position can switch from portrait to landscape mode automatically.






Read books
With the Cybook Opus, you can access more than 200,000 digital contemporary books from hundreds of publisher sources like Random House, Simon & Schuster, Penguin, Harlequin…. These digital books are in AdobeTM secured format (EPUB or PDF), the available catalogue grows very quickly and gain several hundreds titles per month. The digital book version is most of the time 20 to 50% less expensive than its paper counterpart. The digital bookstore for Cybook Opus is www.booksonboard.com/opus

Read Public Domain books
Cybook Opus can also read free classical books in HTML, PDF, EPUB or TXT Cybook supports all these document formats directly and without any conversion. To transfer your documents to the Cybook, you just need to connect your Cybook with your USB cable and copy your data in the Cybook memory. You can also use a microSD card and copy your data in it.



Size 4.2" x 6" x 0.4"
108 x 151 x 10 mm
Weight 5.3 ounces -150 g (battery included)
Screen 5" E Ink® screen
[4"x3"- 101mmx76mm]
600x800 pixels, 200 dpi
B&W, 4 grayscale
Daylight readable
No backlight
Automatic switch in Portrait and landscape mode
Controls 9 buttons (No touchscreen)
Battery Rechargeable and replaceable built-in Li-Polymer battery (1000 mAh)
8,000 page flips battery life
Processor 400MHz
RAM memory 32 MB
Storage memory 1 GB Data Flash (1,000 books)
Formats HTML, Txt, PDF
Secured and non secured AdobeTM EPUB/PDF
Connectivity USB Client (v2.0) - Mini USB B connector
microSD Card slot



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