Reviews and Problems with Aluratek Libre eBook Reader PRO
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I love this little reader!
25 September 2010
Pros: This is my first e-book reader and honestly, will probably be my last, unless this one wears out. I mean, it's a READER for goodness' sake. If you want perfect picture and chart rendering then you need a laptop or at least a netbook, not an e-book reader. It puts the words clearly on the screen from an excellent array of formats, with adjustable font sizes and will even display the illustrations if there are any. If you read the instructions fully, (unlike me) the fir...
Cons: None, but it is important to note that the owner's manual is only located on the reader itself, not as a physical document. Unless this was just an oversight with my unit, it would probably be useful to have a printed manual included.
Pros: Supports many formats, small, thin, nice screen, decent battery life, and comes with thoughtful accessories (case especially). Also nice they include some free books (which you can find numerous places on the web, but it saves you the hassle of finding & downloading them).
Cons: Updated the firmware right out of the box which took some patience (manual is very vague in some areas of the updating procedure).
Pros: I bought this for the price, I didn't need all the external connectivity the other brands were touting. Also I liked the different formats that for some reason were missing, on the others. I take mine everywhere, and have not had any trouble out it since I bought it. Battery life was however another issue. Actually the battery was just fine. I updated the software on my Libre and no problem with battery life after that. Screen is very easy to read, has multiple fonts ...
Cons: Battery life WAS an issue, see above, for that detail.
Pros: Comes with 2gb sd card with 100 great books included. Very easy to use. This is my 3rd ebook reader including a sony and the screen is the best so far. I read indoors, outdoors, cars, and on planes and perfect in every light. Able to use so many different file formats. I use pdf and Word nearly everyday. Being able to listen to music while I read is another plus.
Cons: When pull up bookmark list only shows marks in current book. I read multiple books at a time and have to go through menu to get to others. Still not too bad. I have put in many PDF files which I need for work and about 5% of well over 400 files show up in such small print that even if adjusted to largest font size I cant read. Im sure there is a fix I just havent looked yet.
Summary: Battery Life - The battery life is strangely chaotic. I've had it last 30+ hours of reading on an overnight charge and, at other times, give me a low battery warning after just a few hours of reading after an overnight charge.
Pros: Excellent Screen - While the screen is technically an LCD, it is visually indistinguishable (at least to me) from a more expensive E-Ink screen.
Cons: Controls - More cumbersome to use than some "upscale" readers
Pros: The Libre handles the formats I used most often, pdf and epub very well. For pdf you can turn on reflow and read it like a continuous text or turn in off and see the entire page and navigate around it. Best of all I use it to borrow library books from the digital collection of my local library. Since the device does not have an internal clock, the ebook stays readable until you synch it with your desktop, a big plus for casual readers like me who take longer than two ...
Cons: The battery power depends on how much you read. I think it should be close to 20 hrs continuous reading. I read about 30-40 minutes daily and I recharge it every two weeks. Also I would not use this for large books where you have to jump from one part to the next since it does not really have a good search function (eg. bibles or dictionaries)
Pros: Overall I can't really complain- it reads lots of formats, has good battery life, and the screen is very comfortable for reading. It's a very solid ebook reader for the price!
Cons: I have this one PDF ebook that I can't convert properly and the Aluratek can't word-wrap it at higher zoom- so I'm using landscape instead and the font is of readable size, but I'd like it a little larger. It can zoom more, but this would mean scrolling left/right AND up/down. Note- this is only a problem with PDF's, which are by far the least favorite form for ebooks across the board. Any text-based format (txt, epub, mobi, etc.) can be resized and will wordwrap at a...
Summary: Im Radio hörte ich einen Beitrag über die Literaturtage; unter anderem wurden dort auch die elektronischen Bücher, sogenannte e-book-reader, vorgestellt. Neugierig geworden, googelte ich mich so durch die Angebote und blieb beim Aluratek Ebook Reader PRO von Weltbild hängen. Dort ist er zur Zeit mit 99,90 Euro im Angebot. Ich bestellte ihn donnerstags und samstags erhielt ich ihn schon.
Pros: Preiswert, einfach, ideal zum Lesen, super Akku - Leistung, Schriftvergröß . , Hoch - und Querformat