Reviews and Problems with Aluratek Libre eBook Reader PRO
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THE Universal reader
Ryan F., Newegg
21 February 2011
Summary: We got this for my mother for Christmas this year. We looked at the Kobo, Nook, and the Kindle. For what mom does, which is read ebooks, this was the best deal. It has a very simple, but utilitarian interface for reading books. Mom loves it, and the screen is very easy to read. Once we read that this was water resistant(everything is behind heavy rubberized covers) we were sold on it. If you're going to get this, go download an ebook manager like Caliber.
Pros: Mom loves it. Reads PDF files, MOBI, lost of other files. Uses standard SD card for memory. You can just drag files straight to the thing if you plug it into a computer. Comes with lots of goodies. Free books included. It's water resistant, unlike most others. sliders to turn pages. Variable font sizes. Has a picture viewer. Doesn't force you to use one specific ebook format. Lets you read in landscape or portrait.
Cons: Battery life is only like 48 hours continuous time. Could be longer.
Summary: I have two of these, one white (gift for my girlfriend) and one black, mine. I find the overall size of the device to be "correct" for me and it works exactly as advertised. You do get what you pay for and this device has ALL the features I want. If you want more features like color, spend more.
Pros: Text is high quality in all lighting environments. Font choices are excellent. Reads Epub format best. Battery lasts a long time. The device is light and easy to hold.
Cons: Makes a mess of "PDF" formatted books at times. The "flow" feature works but is quite primitive.
Summary: This is a techies Ereader If you want steve jobs walled garden, dont buy this If you dont know what a file format is (.epub .fb2 .txt etc) and dont want to learn, dont buy this. If you want a simple device that does exactly what you want and doesnt try to anticipate your wishes or do things behind your back, and will not answer to anyone but the person holding it. buy this.
Pros: NO DRM!!! (well, I guess you can use DRM if you want, so they say) This was vital to me, I did not want any company to be able to remove access to my ebooks. good format support, seems to like epub the most and PDF the least but does handle all of them adequately. Reflow function works nicely on PDFs. Battery last a long time, depending on usage of course.
Cons: LCD screen, I was nervous about it before purchase but went ahead anyway because of the format support. Dont worry about it, the LCD is not backlit, its reflective, easy to read, sunlight readable, though you will need an external light source if reading in the dark. loading the internal software (picture reader and ebook reader programs) takes a long time, which I expected as they dont put blazing power hungry processors in these things, but page turns are quick and ...
Summary: After researching all kinds of e-readers I picked this because it's price was better than any of the other e-readers (the Sony was still $200 at the time), and for the above mentioned Pros. It was exactly what it advertised to be. I was pleasantly surprised by the clarity of the LCD screen, and it's contrast, a worry I had before I received it.
Pros: Great price. SD slot (up to 32GB of expandable memory), comes with 2GB SD card (with some public domain books preloaded), no annoying black flash that comes with the Vizplex e-ink. LCD screen is more responsive than Vizplex e-ink. Capable of reading a good variety of formats, unlike other, restrictive, e-readers. Capable of playing mp3s (with headphones) and displaying images.
Cons: One of the costs of using LCD technology is the battery life, which is good for a little more than 20 hours. That's a good amount of reading, but who doesn't wish for longer battery life? This isn't really a con, since the device claims exactly this, which meant I knew what to expect when I received the device.
Summary: Primero dar las buenas tardes a los usuarios Ciao. Voy a comentar este ebook Aluratek que lo compré hace unas 3 semanas. Es un ebook de gama media y que sale a un precio de aproximadamente 100 euros, el mas barato del mercado. Merece la pena, yo suele leer algunas horas al día y es aparato no me daña los ojos. Lo único "malo" es que tiene 5 pulgadas, podría ser mas grande pero a este precio no lo cambio.