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ECTACO jetBook Color due in January

With the number of e-reader and tablet hybrids being introduced in the market these days, you might get confused as to which one to get. Well, you can always check our previous posts here as we’ve featured quite a few choices this year. However, if what you want is something that is quite distinctive from the rest, then you may have to wait a couple of weeks more because in January, ECTACO jetBook Color will be due for just $500.

Equipped with a 9.7-inch, 1600X1200 Triton Color E Ink display and a Wi-Fi connection, this e-reader is actually a re-brand of China’s Hanvon reader that is available in Eastern Europe. Originally, this product was only focused on the education market since students no longer want bulky notebooks to keep track of their schedules or check homework. But because of its success in Eastern Europe, this will be released soon worldwide so that everyone, students and none-students alike, will be able to take advantage of this product that will eventually replace all paper textbooks.

Here’s the summary of features that you can expect from this colored e-reader:

* Triton Color E Ink screen
* 9.7″ Display
* 1600×1200 resolution
* Load Your Own Content
* Support for: Adobe DRM 9.1, ePub, Mobi, PRC, RTF, TXT, PDF, FB2, djvu, JPG, Gif, PNG, BMP (more to come)
* Wi-Fi enabled with browser
* Fluent Text-to-Speech can read you any book
* 10,000 page turns on a single charge
* Support via microSD for up to 32GB
* Sleek protective carrying case included
* Underline and highlight text
* 50-state reading list
* Fully interactive SAT course
* “Overdrive” library access
* Wireless access to online textbooks, and other resources
* Speed Reading course
* Talking Oxford Dictionaries
* Course of English and foreign language grammar
* Speech recognition and speech analysis Language Teacher and U-Learn courses that teach you a language step by step
* Pictured dictionaries for 38 languages
* Cross translator for 180 languages
* Vocabulary Builder
* Linguistic Crosswords
* Reference materials for Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography and Earth Science
* Interactive Periodic Table of Elements
* Graphing and scientific calculators

January isn’t too far for you to get this gadget. But feel free to check out more ECTACO jetBook products here!

Barnes & Noble’s The All New NOOK, The Simple Touch Reader

Just when iPad releases a big leap from iPad to iPad 2, Barnes & Noble recently introduced the All New NOOK, The Simple Touch Reader. This latest addition to the NOOK product line is designed not just to follow the success of the NOOK 1st Edition™ but claims to be the easiest-to-use, most optimized, and dedicated reading device ever created.

The All New NOOK merely weighs 7.48 ounces and 35 percent lighter and 15 percent thinner than NOOK Wi-Fi 1st Edition™. Combine these with the soft-touch back and contoured ergonomic design, you can enjoy reading with just the use of one hand even for longer hours. With Wi-Fi off, you can read up to 2 months with a single charge. That is twice as long as other eReaders in the market today. Additionally, using the expandable memory slot, it can hold up to 1,000 eBooks so you can have your favorite digital or personal contents anywhere you go minus the weight. The All New NOOK can easily fit in a pocket, purse, jacket, or backpack. Taking advantage of touch technology, a simple tap to The All New NOOK’s 6-inch touchscreen offers simple navigation – font size and style adjustment, highlighting passages, and word searches can be done by typing on the responsive on-screen keyboard which appears only when you need it.

Moreover, Barnes & Noble uses the latest-generation E Ink screen and proprietary technology that lessens flashing to 80 percent while turning pages, scrolling the library or browsing digital contents. Aside from ultra fast page turns through touchscreen, the Fast Page™ feature allows pressing and holding the side button to quickly scan through content and skip right to the preferred section.

If you want to see and purchase other Barnes & Noble eReader like the Touch Reader, click here.

Flexbook – A Concept Device Offering Portable, Multi-use Computing

Flexible keyboards are now getting more and more popular and the reason for that are obvious. For one, since they are made of soft silicone, such keyboards are highly portable and they are said to be more durable than traditional keyboards. They are also more user-friendly since they offer a more natural feel. Now, there’s a concept device that will sure catch your interest – the ‘flexbook’. Made by Taiwan-based designer named Hao-Chun-Huang, the ‘flexbook’ offers not just flexible keyboard but also portable, multi-use computing in just a single device.

This concept device features a waterproof keypad plus 21:9 screen. Its flexible structure includes a center joint so the laptop can be folded to a wide range of configurations. With its 180-degree swivel touch screen, you can enjoy different configurations of viewing, which include tablet and laptop mode. The device can be folded as a book if you’re reading e-books; it can be a tablet if you need it for browsing newspapers. You can even use it as a laptop for use when making typed documents. It is also very portable as it serves as its very own case when you fold it in half.

And for those who want to make their gadgets an extension of their personality by customizing them. It will be good news that the ‘flexbook’ is customizable with the availability of rubber skins that are easily swappable. The designer envisions these skins to be available for purchase online and users can choose the colors and patterned textures they want. Since it is yet a concept device, you can look for related products such as flexible keyboard at Amazon.

Color Up Your Reading Experience with NookColor eReader

There are a lot of things that you can do with an E-book than a classic paperback, and a million more with NOOKCOLOR ereader. This new contender in the eBook market has a few things on its sleeves that set it apart from the competition. It features an exclusive VividView color touch screen that makes reading a more appealing experience. The 7-inch screen uses only the best in display technology with more than 16 million colors and wider viewing angle. The Library of Congress holds around 142,544,498 reading materials, NookColor boasts a near limitless library with its 8 GB of storage space and its Lifetime Library feature that securely “shelves” your electronic books so that you can always get back to it anytime and anywhere. With NookColor you’re not only limited to eBooks, its integrated Wi-Fi will allow you access to one of the greatest source of information up to date – the Internet.

Are you hungry to read, how about over 1 Million free EBooks for an entree? And a million more with daily new additions for dessert, all instantly available just for $9.99 or less. Even your favorite magazines and periodicals are made available in full color delivered right at your e-reader.

The NookColor electronic book reader can be personalized in and out. Inside you can customize your home page, shelves, font, add virtual bookmarks and even online shopping. Outside you can add accessories ranging from European book cloth and Italian leather to screen protectors, car adapters, headphones and power kits.

Other exclusive features of the NookColor include Nookfriends for social reading, LendMe for sharing and Nookextras for music and games.

Purchase Barnes & Noble NOOK ebook reader (WiFi + 3G) here.

Listen and Read with Energy Sistem Multimedia Color Book

They say there are many ways to travel and explore the world. And one of the best ways to see the world is to travel, learn, and be entertained without literally getting on a bus, boat or a plane. All you need is a good reliable e-book reader for you to experience that express trip limited only by imagination. The new Energy Multimedia Color Book is one of the perfect medium to take you around the world without having to leave your favorite reading chair.

It can play eBooks, videos, music, and photos in a wide array of formats including TXT, HTML, PDF, EPUB, FB2, RTF, MOBI, CHM, DOC, WMA, MP3, JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF, MP4, WMV, AVI, RMVB, FLV, ASF, 3GP, and MOV. It supports Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7, Linux, MacOS 9.x/X operating systems with OSD language compatibility from German, French, Greek, English, Italian, Portuguese, and Italian. Furthermore, the Energy Multimedia Color Book comes pre-loaded with 1500 universal literature classics available in Spanish, English, French, and Portuguese. Reading can even be more enjoyable by simultaneously listening to your favorite music. You can adjust font into 5 different types, change zoom levels, adjust text margin, rotate screen, add page-marking and image viewer functions.

The Energy Multimedia Color Book features a multilingual user interface on its 5-inch TFT LCD screen with 800×480 resolution. It has 2GB internal memory that can accommodate up to 1300 eBooks, 4 hours of video or hundreds of songs. To store other favorite eBooks, images, videos, and songs, memory is expandable up to 32 GB using microSD cards. It also has built-in speakers and earphone connection. The Energy Multimedia Color Book recharges its 1800mAh Lithium battery through direct current jack or USB connection. The USB-DC and USB 2.0 cables, earphones, sleeve case, and user manual are included when you purchase an Energy Multimedia Color Book.

Find more Energy Sistem products here.