First Look: The first colour E-ink reader is now available. But is it any good?. Color JetBook Color 2 Review Ectaco jetBook. The review is not that positive ( seems to be an e-ink hater) but the picture looks really great. My detractors aren’t going to be happy today. Laptop Magazine has just posted their review of the Jetbook Color, Ectaco’s new ereader based.

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Nate Hoffelder 23 February, Each one of these genres has about six to twelve different applications that should greatly assist people. Get Ratings on the go and compare while you shop.

Ectaco Jetbook Color Full Hands on Review

The problem with devices such as the Apple iPad and other LCD based tablets is because of the bright backlit screen is not comfortable for long reading experiences and is more geared towards casual endeavors. I recommend this item to anyone that is a professional and needs a device for technical documentation and who is sick of all the tablets out there and wants a revieq they will have to charge maybe 5 times a year.

It’s not the pale gray that you might see on the Nook, Kindle, or other ereader. There is simply not enough power to really make this device as responsive as the kind you find in six inch e-readers.

Ectaco Jetbook Color Ships with Incomplete Software, Disappointing Screen

At full volume, the tinkle of the piano keys sounded far off, with an audible hiss in the background. We were promised by Ectaco that they would allow this functionality in a future firmware update.

FP 12 March, The home screen features eight options: This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data jetbookk processed. However, when you can, the notes are automatically saved when you turn the page and will appear as you wrote them the next time you open that page. Content Solutions where she created custom publications for companies from American Express to National Parks Foundation.


Hardware The Ectaco Jetbook Color jtbook a 9. Mike Cane 21 February, There is also a manual switch that you can use to turn the WIFI on or off, this might help save on battery life. The Oxford reference section also offers some educational jetbkok beyond your basic revuew.

Mike Cane 11 May, Weighing in at 1. If you have had the Amazon Kindle Touch, Kobo Touch, or Nook Simple Touch, you know from experience that it really does not strain your eyes during long reading sessions.

Under “Touchscreen Works Slowly” Ectaco claims this is merely a function of E Ink technology, but in our experience with Nook and Kindle, this is simply not true. It’s missing so many features that at this point you would be clearly better off with the iPad.

Inside of a book, we found six font sizes to choose from, but no alternative fonts. It is currently the best 9 inch e-reader on the market and destroys its competition, such as the Amazon Kindle DX and Pocketbook The sample electronica song Intro.

The response to tapping with the stylus was so slow that we frequently tapped multiple times while waiting for something to happen. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

Navigating menus, turning page pages, or launching programs demands an exercise in patience. Next, the screen refresh rate is slow.

He’s here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. On a side note there are plenty of good eink devices out there, and some of the normal tablets work pretty well for magazines and pdfs as well.


Ectaco Jetbook Color Review | Color E Ink eReader Reviews

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Navigation is fairly straightforward, in the sense that you tap the stylus, or maneuver with the buttons at the bottom to select the big squares. The device came with […]. KW 21 February, Amazon should be doing it to protect their jetboik share of e-books.

Nate Hoffelder 21 February, For years, e-reading enthusiasts have awaited the first commercially available color e-book reader that promises to run for days or even weeks on a charge, just as black-and-white e-readers do.

No, the JC screen is so gray that I think it is darker than the screen on the original Kindle.

Laptop Magazine Reviews the Jetbook Color – They Hate It

The ectcao is covered in a faux-leather textured blue plastic with a JetBook logo in the middle. There is also no text on the screen to assist you in associating the sounds you hear with the written word. It is SO much fun to read the comics in color outside getting a tan! Something tells me these guys have a little more credibility than you do Michael.

Page turns took an incredibly long two to three seconds, in comparison to the Kindle and Nook’s near instantaneous changes. You cant compare this to a tablet with an lcd screen. The touch screen was so slow, we read through the user manual for troubleshooting help.