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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Oh, and by the way, with a table lamp angled from the side and above the unit inside it works great too.

Ectaco Jetbook Color review: The first color E Ink e-book reader could make you blue

You can add a reeview card for up to 32GB of additional storage, if you can figure out how to access that storage. However, our efforts, spoken directly into the mic, did not return any successful searches.

Ectaco says it will work with educational systems to preload textbooks for reviw. Or, the company claims you can load your own. There is some controversy right now on the resolution of the Jetbook Color and it actually gives you a different experience depending on what kind of book, magazine, newspaper, or PDF file you are looking at.

Battery life with this device is fairly folor with it lasting almost 10, page turns or about 2 months. I’ve been lusting after it ever since I saw it for the first time at CES, where Hanvon they originally developed the hardware had it jettbook display. USB transfer is not essential inasmuch you can load your files on a micro SD card. I’ve had to leave it running for all this time unless I want to turn it off.


Ectaco Jetbook Color Review | Color E Ink eReader Reviews

Classwork and Homework is not currently functional for U. 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. Almost nothing works as advertised and we found ourselves constantly frustrated, from the touch screen’s responsiveness to the inability to use the included Wi-Fi radio. Also, content is limited. The JBC is missing so many of the features promised on the product pages that you would be better to define it by what it can do.

The Jetbook Color is a quantum leap in e-Ink based technology in consumer electronics. When we popped in a microSD card, an icon in the top bar indicated it was inserted, but again we had no way to access that content if it was not in an appropriately labeled folder. Find Ratings E-Book Readers. The Jetbook Color is mainly billed as an educational e-reader and they have attained certification in both Russia and the USA to give deals to educational institutions.

Ectaco Jetbook Color Full Hands on Review

I cannot install anything. Please some who have used this answer my question.

The Jetbook Color is great in practice while you are reading but suffers from execution. The speakers offer the most benefit in the language learning setting. To be fair, as an educational device, the Erview may be intended to lie on a desktop as a resource for homework.

But as an ereader, it is woefully incomplete. I intend reviw use this eReader to read outside PDF research papers see e. Apple and its iPad will be coming after Amazon now. Along the top of the top of the screen are your basic time, date, battery meter and Wi-Fi indicator.

But where the LCD screens used on laptops and tablets can draw on millions of hues to render color, color E Ink is limited to about 4, It’s missing so many features that at this point you would be clearly better off with the iPad. FP 12 March, We are happy reveiw is working with color E Ink technology, but this execution is simply unbearable. If i got a tablet id spend all day goofing off on the internet. On the bottom of the device is two stereo speakers that give you fairly reasonable sound quality.


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Ectaco Jetbook Color Review

Learn how your comment data is processed. It’s so muted as to be difficult to ascertain what some of the original colors were. You can open a book a leave ectaaco on the same page without touching not a key and the battery can live for a month. Since its screen has a gray color reivew dark, white backgrounds are also shown as dark grays. When we turned down the volume by half, we had to place the speakers up to our ears to hear the music.

He’s here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. The main aspect of interaction with the Jetbook Color is the Stylus Pen that comes bundled with it.

Unfortunately, even with the Wi-Fi on, there’s no way to access the Web because there is no browser included. Inside colod a book, we found six font sizes to choose from, but no alternative fonts.