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Ectaco Jetbook Color Review
The Ectaco Jetbook Color is the first eReader with a color E Ink display, but the device is unusable.
(1 out of 5)
E Ink-based eReaders like Amazon Kindle and the Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch promise long battery life and sunlight readablility, but lack color, which is why we were initially intrigued by the Ectaco JetBook Color, the first device to use a color E Ink display. However, priced at $499, this education-focused e-reader costs as much as an iPad and is $120 more than the similarly sized Amazon Kindle DX. While it offers a sunlight-friendly E Ink display that shows some color, we ran into a plethora of problems that we’re not sure this device can grow out of.
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- Easy to read in direct sunlight
- Supports a wide range of file formats
- Interesting educational tools preloaded
- Colors appear muted
- Slow and unresponsive screen
- Wi-Fi access is useless
- Shorter than claimed battery life
- Annoying port cover