Aluratek Libre eBook Reader

Yes, let’s inflate the eBook Bubble some more! This time with a discounted version of the ECTACO jetBook from an entirely different company!

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I was in J&R this morning and my eyes did a double-take over this device. It’s identical to the ECTACO jetBook except it lacks the chromed plastic.

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It has Aluratek on the front (and “Libre” nowhere to be seen). But what made eyes pop was the price: US$169.00. This is now the least-expensive eBook reading device.

The specs are here. That “ePaper technology” is nothing more than the same non-backlit transflective LCD the ECTACO jetBook uses.

I wouldn’t expect this to do Adobe DRMed ePub. I wonder if it can do DRMed eReader format.

Still, I’d stay away from it.

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