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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When we turned down the volume by half, we had to place the speakers up to our ears to hear the music. Amazon should be doing it to protect their market share of e-books.

Ectaco Jetbook Color Review

On the bottom, you’ll find two speakers flanking a row of ports and switches: Unfortunately, it is missing so many features that I don’t think I can review it fairly. This small publishing company provides much of the accepted textbook material for New York State.

I beg your pardon for my colr and I hope I explain my thought well enough. First and foremost, this is not a review.

Ectaco Jetbook Color Full Hands on Review

I wish I could; I still have a folder of apps that I could use. Almost nothing works as advertised and we found ourselves constantly frustrated, from the touch screen’s responsiveness to the inability to use the included Wi-Fi radio.

TTS is also due to show up in the first update. The sample electronica song Intro. It’s so muted as to be difficult to ascertain what some of the original colors were. Your email address will not be published. Weighing in at 1.

On the other hand older non windows based tablets are going to continue to be more popular for regular consumer use.

FP 12 March, You cant compare this to a tablet with an lcd screen. There is a solid 4 GB of internal memory, but with all of the student programs bundled on the device you have around 2 GB to work with, which is more than adequate.


However, you will have to wait between taps to know if the device has recognized your input or not, cetaco we often had to tap multiple times for our input to be read. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

I’ve been lusting after it ever since I saw it for the first time at CES, where Hanvon they colr developed the hardware had it on display. Keep in mind when you are reading a normal e-Book with no color displayed on the screen you will get a massive improvement on the text based experience. To be fair, as an educational device, the JetBook may be intended to lie on a desktop as a resource for homework.

Most people will purchase the Jetbook Color for the ability to use it in their home and not even use the student elements and this is something the company is betting on. I bought it to use as an rview to a traditional book; reading outside in the sun — so that is what it should be compared to, in my opinion.

The Jetook DX was much the same technology wise but had the software to make it display Our Thoughts The Jetbook Color is a quantum leap in e-Ink based technology in consumer electronics.

Ectaco says it will work with educational systems to preload textbooks for classes. It’s missing so many features that at this point you would be clearly better off with the iPad. Under Math, you’ll find a graphing calculator, periodic table and a metrics conversion table. Get Ratings on the go and compare while you shop. Otherwise, the files do not appear at all. Ectaco decided to make a full color device that made textbooks and classroom work relevant on an e-reader instead of a tablet.

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How does this new technology developed by e-Ink Holdings stack up in a battery of real world tests? Skip to content Tweet. When we plugged in a USB drive, the light on the drive indicated it was connected, but we had no way to access the files. Put those two torture PDFs on it. See you later, Mel. The Wifi and browser are coming in the second update, along with USB host. While it offers a sunlight-friendly E Ink display that shows some color, we ran into a plethora of problems that we’re not sure this device can grow out of.


The sides are rimmed in an electro-plated plastic strip that looks like steel. In brighter light, colors gained a little more vibrancy, yet they remained very unsaturated. I found most PDFs loaded properly right from the get-go, but comic books always warranted fiddling around with the settings to nail the sweet spot. Almost nothing works as advertised and we found ourselves constantly frustrated, from the touch screen’s responsiveness to the inability to use the included Wi-Fi radio.

The speakers offer the most benefit in the language learning setting. I just bought a new camera that should fix this, the rebel t3i. Content Solutions where she created custom publications for companies from American Express to National Parks Foundation. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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. But I will note that the JBC has weeks and weeks of battery life. For years, e-reading enthusiasts have awaited the first commercially available color e-book reader that promises to run for days or even weeks on a charge, just as black-and-white e-readers do.

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. But as an ereader, it is woefully incomplete.