Conclusion: Quriky but usable controls, music playing, plenty of internal memory, good file format support. These are plus points. But no Wi-Fi or 3G and a low profile mitigate against the BeBook Club S.
Conclusion: Intrinsically, the BeBook Club does a reasonable job as a mid-range, no-frills e-reader. But that is not what we'd expect to get at this price. The Wi-Fi toting Kindle costs £111, and the version with 3G built in costs £152. That, right there, is the BeBook Club's big problem.
Summary: The BeBook Club offers features that lower-priced readers do not, but for AU$249 it would have been nice to see at least a dictionary or Wi-Fi thrown in, too.
Pros: Range of stylish cases available (sold separately), Go-to page feature, Options to change idle settings, SD card slot, Wide range of ebook formats supported, Audio support, Good PDF handling, Less expensive than other BeBook devices, Sturdy construction, Search function, Rotatable orientation, Multiple menu languages available
Cons: (Comparatively) dark screen with outdated E Ink technology, Noticeable ghosting, Circuitous and fiddly navigation, No dictionary, No online options, A tad pricey, Relatively small internal memory, Sleep mode drains battery
Excerpt: The BeBook Club is a pared-down version of the BeBook Neo - minus the Wi-Fi connectivity and sporting a redesigned navigation control. The device boasts a 6-inch E-Ink display with an 800 x 600-pixel resolution and a rather average 8 levels of grey. The Club is equipped with 512MB of built-in memory and the inclusion of an SD card slot means that this can be expanded.
Pros: Slick design, good screen
Cons: Clunky operation, no touch screen, slightly high price