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Imagin 5" Ebook Reader - £51.06 @ Boots
Imagin 5" Ebook Reader - £51.06 @ Boots

Imagin 5" Ebook Reader - £51.06 @ Boots

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The slim and light colour screen of the Imagin eBook Reader gives you access to thousands of your favourite eBooks whenever you want, as well as your music, video and photo collection, all on one handy device at an affordable price.

•Micro SD Card not included
Features:
•Read eBooks in full colour
•View photos on the high quality digital panel
•Play music and videos (built in speaker or headphones)
•Built in battery for media on the move
•Power saving mode to reduce eye strain & improve battery life
•USB 2.0 for easy file transfer
•Audio: Built in speakers, 3.5mm headphone input
Specifications:
•Screen Display: 5" TFT LCD Panel (800 x 480 pixels)
•Ebook formats: ePub, PDF, FB2, TXT, DOC, PDB, HTML, WTXT
•Music Formats: MP3, WMA, FLAC, AAC, WAV, OGG, APE
•Image Formats: JPEG, BMP, GIF
•File Transfer: Via USB 2.0
•Accessories: USB cable, AC adapter, headphones, manual
Dimensions:
•Approximately 10cm (H) x 15cm (W) x 0.5cm (D)
•Weight: Approximately 180-200g

10 Comments

Good price, but is 5'' a bit small?

looks the same as the one asda had at 52 quid recently,just with a different badge on it,in which case this is a bargain-some may knock it but for the price its excellent-displays pdfs perfectly too.

SeanUSX

Good price, but is 5'' a bit small?



thats the argument most use against these,small in "upright" mode yes,but one button push switches it to landscape mode,hold the reader sideways and its very easy on the eye.

Good price for this model, £59.99 in WHSmith, however this has a regular TFT colour screen, not E-ink, so whilst it's small screen size may allow it to easily fit in your pocket, and allow you to view your photo's, unlike dedicated Ebook readers like the Kindle, won't be as comfortable to view.

Personally I use a cheap Android tablet for reading my E-books, the screen is larger at 7"(same resolution), and so easier to view, although granted it's still TFT, but with a choice of reader apps, ie Kindle, Aldiko etc, you can pretty much read anything out there, including PDF's.It has decent reader functions, such as adjustable fonts, font sizes, brightness, inverse night reading mode, portrait/landscape, as well as allowing you to watch videos, play music, so does everything that this does, and much more besides, WiFi internet, email etc, and will only cost a few £'s more, mine was actually £65 delivered, although you can get them now for £59.99.The only downside is you'll have a to wait a while for it to arrive from Shenzhen!




Edited by: "HAL2000" 1st Apr 2011

spec doesnt really explain what you can do.

eg. it has a photo and movie viewer - what sort of files does it play ? what is the screen resolution ?

a bit of a step in the dark if you would like to use the other functions

Original Poster

I've just edited the first post with the full spec from Firebox, hope this helps.
firebox.com/pro…der

Any backlight source will cause eye strain with prolonged use, so if you want a dedicated e-reader then I would suggest one which has an e-ink display.
Before I bought a Kindle, I was a bit dubious about how useful e-book readers in general could be. Now, I can say that the Kindle is the best gadget I have ever bought.
The main advantages of e-ink over TFT:
1. no eye strain
2. loooong battery life (the Kindle has been used daily and has been charged 3 times since mid December
3. lighter device which is important if you'll be holding it for long periods of time

Admittedly, some of the colour backlit screens look good and work better in low light conditions though.

mminghella

Any backlight source will cause eye strain with prolonged use, so if you … Any backlight source will cause eye strain with prolonged use, so if you want a dedicated e-reader then I would suggest one which has an e-ink display.Before I bought a Kindle, I was a bit dubious about how useful e-book readers in general could be. Now, I can say that the Kindle is the best gadget I have ever bought.The main advantages of e-ink over TFT:1. no eye strain2. loooong battery life (the Kindle has been used daily and has been charged 3 times since mid December3. lighter device which is important if you'll be holding it for long periods of timeAdmittedly, some of the colour backlit screens look good and work better in low light conditions though.



I would like to add that the proper E-Book readers that don't need backlights don't warm up like the TFT ones do. Even an iPad starts to get hot after a while.

I bought this and took it back as i couldn't get it to authorise books from the library, I find the 7" binatone one from Argos for £79.99 is much better and uses library books no problem.

[quote=HAL2000]Good price for this model, £59.99 in WHSmith, however this has a regular TFT colour screen, not E-ink, so whilst it's small screen size may allow it to easily fit in your pocket, and allow you to view your photo's, unlike dedicated Ebook readers like the Kindle, won't be as comfortable to view.

Personally I use a cheap Android tablet for reading my E-books, the screen is larger at 7"(same resolution), and so easier to view, although granted it's still TFT, but with a choice of reader apps, ie Kindle, Aldiko etc, you can pretty much read anything out there, including PDF's.It has decent reader functions, such as adjustable fonts, font sizes, brightness, inverse night reading mode, portrait/landscape, as well as allowing you to watch videos, play music, so does everything that this does, and much more besides, WiFi internet, email etc, and will only cost a few £'s more, mine was actually £65 delivered, although you can get them now for £59.99.The only downside is you'll have a to wait a while for it to arrive from Shenzhen!




which one and where did you source..? i have been thinking along the same lines for a while now and am very close to taking the plunge with asda's 7" elonex..
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