For a bibliophile, an e-book reader easily fits into the concept of a mobile library. As digital versions of printed contents are gradually replacing the traditional paper books, book lovers are searching for e-book readers that are not only easy to use, but also pocket friendly. Aluratek, creator of computer peripherals and electronic devices such as digital photo frames, camcorders, internet radio, external storage devices and e-books, has jumped on the e-book reader bandwagon with its new product, Libre eBook Reader PRO.
Libre eBook Reader PRO
Despite the myriads of advantages of E Ink display, Aluratek has incorporated the LCD display in its Libre eBook Reader PRO. However, Aluratek seems to have added some new attributes to the conventional LCD screen. The ‘e-paper’ technology equipped in Libre eBook Reader PRO offers a black and white LCD display with minimal reflection. According to Aluratek, users could hardly notice any difference between the e-paper screen and actual paper, something that e-book readers with E Ink display offers, albeit for a higher price. Absence of backlight will reduce eyestrain and would recreate the experience of reading a printed paper book. To facilitate easy reading, the contents displayed on the 5-inch screen of the e-book reader could be rotated from portrait to landscape view. Libre supports prominent e-book formats, including PDF, TXT, MOBI, FB2, EPUB and PRC. It also supports images in JPG, BMP, GIF and animated GIF formats. The content search feature of the e-book reader will facilitate smooth navigation between pages and books, allowing you to find your desired content easily. Libre also comes with bookmark and auto page turn features. With SD or SDHC cards, the external memory of the e-book reader could be expanded up to 32GB. Libre will be shipped with a 2GB SD card containing 100 free e-books. You can also connect this e-book reader to your PC and download e-books of your choice. The lithium-ion polymer battery of Libre supports reading up to 24 hours. In addition, the e-book reader’s battery supports up to 2 weeks of standby time. If you want a break from reading, you can switch on the integrated MP3 player of the e-book reader and enjoy some great music. The background playback support will allow you to listen to music while reading an e-book.
Libre eBook Reader PRO is available at prominent retail stores for $179.