Summary: The BeBook Neo brings to the table very little that we haven't seen elsewhere. It’s basically the same six inch eReader all over again (like the Kindle or Nook), only a little faster and with Wi-Fi capabilities. Now, that’s not a bad thing. The only problem is that you would not expect a weaker brand, such as BeBook, to over-price its fierce competition if they want to penetrate the market and gain reputation.
Pros: International compatibility through built-in Wi-Fi, Fast processor, High variety of compatible file formats
Cons: High-priced relative to its competitors (can reach up to more than twice the price in Australia), Not many online customer reviews, No dedicated bookstore, Not an established brand (yet)
Summary: At Â£279 the BeBook Neo is one of the more expensive models on the market, and weâ€™d probably shy towards a cheaper book reader considering we didnâ€™t really find ourselves using the key features it offered. Although itâ€™s a good device, weâ€™d probably go for something slightly cheaper that focused purely on displaying electronic books with simple controls.
Conclusion: Although it’s clear that the BeBook was made to achieve something capable of accepting many open formats, and including additional functionality, that functionality comes at the cost of simple navigation.
Excerpt: eReaders come full of promise — they’re highly portable, they hold hundreds of books, and the E Ink screens look great in bright daylight. Early adopting technology lovers like ourselves should be simply drooling. But we’re not... There are good reasons for choosing an eBook reader over a tablet device like the iPad. First up, battery life. Once you’ve turned the page of an eReader, it uses negligable power.