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Ectaco-jetbook-color.33283035
5.6 out of 10

Ectaco jetBook Color

Great Deal: $399.95

Reviews and Problems with Ectaco jetBook Color

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Overall 2
2.0

Good Idea.....but not ready as a product maybe as a prototype.

Karen Taugwalder, Amazon
17 February 2014
Overall 8
8.0

Really Quite a Good EReader

C-Squared, Amazon
7 February 2014
Overall 2
2.0

pile ot tat

Butoh Butoh Gali "jvjohn", Amazon
13 November 2013
  • Summary: nothing works. it is dreadfully slow and dont even think about loading more than one colour document - it will simply hang. it makes sense why no other manufacturer has bothered with color e-ink. as an idea it is simply half baked. as a product well, it shouldnt even be described as one. as for the customer service even that doesnt exist. what a waste of money....just get a tablet, folks..
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Overall 6
6.0

I'd like to give it a "1" AND a "5"...

R. Taylor "raytayz", Amazon
23 March 2013
  • Summary: ...simultaneously...the "1" would be for the photo on this page -- it is pure fraud...the true the color looks nothing at all like that...to appreciate what it really looks like do a web search for a colorized daguerrotype and you'll see something much closer to what the device provides... ...that said, the device does some remarkable things...it handles PDFs strinkingly well..
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Overall 8
8.0

I like it.

Justin W. Frahm, Amazon
19 January 2013
  • Summary: pros: It is in color It can play audio The screen size is fine. It is the largest one I could find It is not too heavy They added some nice reference material to it The display looks fine out doors cons: The color is not vivid Sometimes, it is slow Sometimes, it has a ghost of the previous page It cost is more than I wanted to pay It could do more if the platform was open to 3rd party developers
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Overall 2
2.0

NO Web Browser

michael g gatusch hop, Amazon
30 August 2012
  • Summary: There is NO Web Browser. Do not be fooled into thinking that a wifi feature will permit internet access via a browser. Ectaco originally advertised the Jetbook Color with a Web Browser. After many months and many sales, they decided not to implement it. They kept customers waiting and waiting for a firmware update that would provide one and also allowing Paypal refund windows to close. Ectaco claim there are security issues regarding the web browser.
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Overall 10
10

Nice product!

AlexP, Amazon
12 July 2012
  • Summary: I purchased my jetBook color with Color E ink screen several months ago on Ectaco website and really like how it works. It has many nice features, has support for most popular formats and comes preloaded with many linguistic apps. It has dictionaries for many languages and microSD card support New firmware (available starting July 12 )has many updates (see the list below) * You can quickly lock the keyboard to avoid inadvertent key presses when carrying the device.
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Overall 10
10

Wish I had it in high school

ZRoster, Amazon
10 July 2012
  • Summary: I did A LOT of research prior to purchasing the device. I needed something for school to store notes and handouts from Professors as they were endless. I would take the papers, scan them to my comp, and load them to the jetbook - this was hands down the greatest system implemented for college use. Freshman year i was losing notes left and right, Sophomore year was even worse, Junior year got better, but Senior year was all made exponentially easier.
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Overall 4
4.0

Born dead

Nachele, Amazon
5 July 2012
  • Summary: If this went for half the price, I would recommend it. Pros: 1. great resolution on the black text compared to other 9,7" e-ink readers 2. great display under bright sun Cons: 1. the RGB layer darkens the background and ruins the readability. 2. colours are very poor 3. in low light conditions it's heavy on eyes 4. it's like an aborted experiment, dead already, weak support 5. too heavy to hold in hands for long, requires a stand or your desk 6.
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Overall 10
10

Nice ebook reader, love all the extras.

GeeCee000, Amazon
3 July 2012
  • Summary: First a disclaimer, i have to tell everyone the jetbook color is an ebook reader and NOT a tablet. If you are looking for something to answer emails, go on youtube and play videogames you may want to consider something else. I purchased a jetbook color on a recommendation from a family member, i was looking for a eBook reader with a big screen because i have poor eyesight. I also wanted a TTS feature for books and a talking dictionary feature.
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