Reviews and Problems with Aluratek Libre eBook Reader PRO
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THE Universal reader
Ryan F., Newegg
21 February 2011
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: 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 thats the main thing.
Pros: NO DRM!!! (well, I guess you can use DRM if you want, so they say)
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.
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.
Pros: Excellent very readable lcd screen, excellent file support including drm epub formate (retail and public library support, unlike the jetbook) well laid out and easy navigate menu system, expandable memory , good organization with pc created folders, well built but not heavy in the hand, compact take everywhere size very speedy fast processor make for Excellent e reading experience for text materiel.
Cons: Battery life, battery life, battery life, Honestly I'd give the libre 2 eggs if it was the usual blech looking, sluggish e ink ebook reader at best Im only getting maybe 10 hours of battery life before recharge, this is disappointing. This is my second libre bought and returned a white one because I though it had a dud battery uh no 12 hours of reading is the max. For me right now the pro listed above and the excellent price over ride the battery life issues for me bu...
Summary: It cannot easily be powered/turned off completely, as far as I know (I even asked their customer support with no avail). jetBooks apparently just require the power button to be held for a few seconds--this thing only goes into standby mode.
Pros: Fast and no flash page turning.
Cons: So far battery life has not been too great. With an LCD screen I was not expecting much; however, the flashless screen was more important to me than fantastic battery life, as I keep this by mind bed mostly for nightly reading.
Pros: I looked everywhere online for a review of this ebook reader before buying it and couldn't find one. I bought thinking I'd return it if I didn't like it. After reviewing the sony products and hearing of the file copy issue (doesn't copy the file name) It idoes exactly what it says in the discription. The function keys are properly placed for easy use and the screen is exactly like a kindle. I've held them side-by-side.
Cons: The fact that it's not a 6" is a bummer. When making pdf's for the device it's best to put the pdf in landscape mode and take the margins out. ( I use cutepdf and it works perfect). It would be nice if it read more types of documents. Also, I'm not sure which processor is in the reader but it would be nice to have a bit faster processor. This is it's major drawback. if you are going to be reading files with a bunch of pictures or diagrams then this reader is not for you.
Excerpt: 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.