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Icarus E1050 eXceL

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The eBook Reader Blog
19 July 2012
  • Excerpt: It’s been a long time since I had the chance to review a large ebook reader with a 9.7″ screen. Ever since tablets have risen to prominence, E Ink ebook readers have been on the decline, especially expensive models with larger screens. It was fun to test out something different for a change.
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Overall 10

Review of the Icarus Excel – 9.7 inch e-Reader

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1 July 2012
  • Conclusion: I think plenty of people in North America are spoiled by Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo. These companies sell their devices in such great volumes and develop their own ecosystems so they can offer hardware at greatly reduced prices. All of these companies’ core e-ink readers are coming down in price, but are losing critical features such as Audio, PDF support, and 9.7 inch devices.
  • Pros: Solid Hardware, Speaker, The Best PDF Support in the Business, WIFI, Reads Many eBook Formats, Supports Many International Languages
  • Cons: Internet Experience Suffers from Bad Refresh Rates, NO Ability to Switch ePub Fonts, 5-10 Hour Battery Life
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Overall 6

Icarus eXceL review

2 October 2012
  • Excerpt: There are two striking things about the eXceL, which tops Icarus' range of eBook readers. The first is its huge 9.7" E Ink screen, and the second is its eye-watering price; it’s four times as expensive as Icarus' own Pocket model. It's certainly a fully-featured eBook reader. The vast screen has twice the area of a typical six-inch display, and its 825x1,200 resolution gives it twice as many pixels, resulting in huge, crisp documents.
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