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7.9 out of 10

Icarus E1050 eXceL

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Overall 6

Fine tool

Christopher, Amazon
14 February 2014
  • Summary: Useful, big enough to read pdf's of books that have never been made into e-books - this was the primary reason and it serves it well. I found it too slow to use it to annotate anything, perhaps future iterations will be more responsive. Battery is really weak, lasts much less than a week. And they send me a European plug, despite the fact that it was shipped here, to the US.
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Overall 4

Touchscreen not working

Dauren Abdygalimov, Amazon
13 February 2014
  • Summary: Display does not respond to the special pencil. Asked me to replace the pencil and send it to Netherlands. I expected the new device to work properly.
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Overall 8

good eReader

Andre, Amazon
31 January 2014
  • Summary: PROS: large screen, high resolution, zooming and annotation features. CONS: weight. ** ICARUS is rebranded from Onyx M92. The M92 review: the toolbar can be configured with 'Zooming Icons' which allows one tap access to 4 main functions (1.whole page, 2.full width, 3.full height, 4.rectangle select). Icon 1 and 4 are used frequently in landscape mode. Pressing the dedicated menu button gives plenty more rendering options. Text re-flow is possible.
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Overall 2

Fragile Screen Not Covered By Warranty. Stay Away.

Magnitus, Amazon
5 December 2013
  • Summary: The product is decent while it lasts. Won't read Pdfs as well as a tablet, but I had a decent experience with epub format. Problem is: The screen went kaput after about 6 months of use. Now, I don't treat my hardware like it was a container of eggs, but I am reasonably careful with it. I carry laptops around and they last me years (last one lasted me 5 years).
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Overall 6

rebranded onyx boox m92

Matthew Bird, Amazon
2 March 2013
  • Summary: This appears to be a re-branded onyx boox m92 with some functionality removed like web browsing. This product should work fine but the screen is very delicate so you must be very careful with it. Good luck.
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Overall 8

Solid eReader

AK047, Amazon
9 December 2012
  • Summary: Great for PDFs, perfect for a student. However, it is not so easy to jump around quickly within a text.
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Overall 8

So far, so excellent

wbheller, Amazon
22 May 2012
  • Summary: I haven't had this Icarus Excel ereader for long enough to really put it through its paces, but so far I like it a lot. I got it primarily for reading--and taking handwritten notes on--pdf files, and it works well. Navigation could be a little easier and it would be really nice to be able to jump between several open documents, but it seems to serve its main purpose well.
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Overall 6

Eher kein Ersatz fürs Kindl

24 June 2012
  • Summary: Icarus Exel hat mich eher entäuscht als Begeistert. Für den Preis hätte ich etwas mehr als die eReader Standarts erwartet. Das Design ist schlicht, sieht so ziemlich genauso aus wie andere Reader und das Gerät ist leicht, stabil und wirkt recht robust. Die Handhabung erinnert mich auch stark an das Kindl, funktioniert soweit gut, ist relativ simpel zu verstehen jedoch fehlt eine wirkliche Anleitung.
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