First Look: The first colour E-ink reader is now available. But is it any good?. Color JetBook Color 2 Review Ectaco jetBook. The review is not that positive ( seems to be an e-ink hater) but the picture looks really great. My detractors aren’t going to be happy today. Laptop Magazine has just posted their review of the Jetbook Color, Ectaco’s new ereader based.

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Laptop Magazine Reviews the Jetbook Color – They Hate It

The back is covered in a faux-leather textured blue plastic with a JetBook logo in the middle. This bit of news is particularly interesting for me because last week I posted a follow up review of the Jetbook Colorand I thought it was nearly as useless as when I coloor it several month ago. Please call Member Services at Along the top right, you’ll find a slot for the included co,or.

The home screen features eight options: It’s missing so many features that at this point you would be clearly better off with the iPad. JBC, as any other e-reader based on e-ink technology, has not backlight. They even have translations to help you learn new languages such as Spanish, French, Russian, and many more! You have everything from SAT Preparation courses to an interactive periodic tablet of the elements.

The JBC is missing so many of the features promised on the product pages that you would be better to define it by what it can do.

Ectaco Jetbook Color review: The first color E Ink e-book reader could make you blue

The severe lack of contrast causes eyestrain after one hour or two — ironically, people buy e-readers instead of LCD tablets to avoid revew Your email address will not be published. Battery life with this device is fairly good with it lasting almost 10, page turns or about 2 months. Please some who have used this answer my question. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Learn how your comment data is processed. Ectaco told us that the USB port has some known bugs that they are working to correct, but that the microSD slot offered better access. When we plugged in a USB drive, the light on the drive indicated it was connected, but we had no way to jetboko the files.

We are happy someone is working with color E Ink technology, but this execution is simply unbearable. Inside of a book, we found six font sizes to choose from, but no alternative fonts. It is certainly darker than the screen on my Kindle DX. Nate Hoffelder 21 February, If you have had the Amazon Kindle Touch, Kobo Touch, or Nook Simple Touch, you know from experience that it really does not strain your eyes during long reading sessions.

Something tells me these guys have a little more credibility than you do Michael. Ectzco now have access to benefits that can help you choose right, be safe and stay informed. Unfortunately, the dominant color is gray. The audio aspect really helps people ensure they way they speak is proper. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

Too many wrong information on this post. Unfortunately, it is missing so many features that I don’t think I can review it fairly. In the end, the Jetbook Color has to really be seen to jetboook appreciated. In our experience, we only saw dozens, and even then, it was disappointing.

It is a pretty mature OS. Colors were muted in the extreme: I’ve been lusting after it ever since I saw it for the first time at CES, reviw Hanvon they originally developed the hardware had it on display.

Ectaco Jetbook Color Ships with Incomplete Software, Disappointing Screen

I have seen too many reviews that compare it with the ipad or the kindle fire, etc. The distracting blinks of the page turns could not be activated by the stylus.

It is important for me.

FP 12 March, Software The Jetbook Color is mainly billed as an educational e-reader and they have attained certification in both Russia and the USA to give deals to educational institutions.


Images, likewise, appeared worse than we’d expect to see on a smaller e-reader. You might want to make the font a little bigger, but there are no options to physically change the font to, for example, Ariel or Times New Roman. The Kindle DX was much the same technology wise but had the software to make it display Our Thoughts. Oh, and by the way, with a table lamp angled from the side and above the unit inside it works great too.

The main aspect of interaction with the Jetbook Color is the Stylus Pen that comes bundled with it. My Library features a selection of preloaded educational materials, including erview full selection of AMSCO publisher text books. The device came with […].

When we turned down the volume by half, we had to place the speakers up to our ears to hear the music. I intend to use this eReader to read outside PDF research papers see e. That limitation probably helps explain the unsatisfying quality of color photos our testers displayed on the JetBook see the photo below. Mel 23 February, The response to tapping with the stylus was so slow that we frequently tapped multiple times while waiting for something to happen. My main concern with this device is the hardware really hinders the ability for this to catch on with your average user.

Under “Touchscreen Works Slowly” Ectaco claims this is merely a function of E Ink technology, but in our experience with Nook and Dctaco, this is simply not true. However, you will have to wait between taps to know if the jetblok has recognized your input or not, and we often had to tap multiple times volor our input to be read.