Imagin Colour Screen eBook Reader – Who Needs An iPad?Written by Rob Nichols on December 24, 2010 · Filed under Gadget Gift Ideas, Tech
The market for eBook readers is becoming an increasingly difficult one to stand out in. The devices are all intended for the same purpose at their heart and aesthetically it is difficult to differentiate. So, it all comes down to whether you prefer the minimalist reading device such as an Amazon Kindle, or something which offers just that little bit more. A few more frills. Enter the Imagin Colour Screen eBook Reader!
When the Kindle 3 came to market, people were astonished at the low, low price of just £109, and that’s no surprise as it was a hugely aggressive price point for such a device, completely undercutting Amazon’s rivals at Sony and the likes. So, setting you back just £99.99, the Imagin eBook Reader becomes a little bit more interesting and cheaper than getting an iPad just for colour eBooks!
Encased in a pure white case with a row of touch-sensitive controls along the bottom including the customary navigation controls, search, back etc, it actually looks pretty good. A lot better than some of the cheaper eReaders we have seen hit the market.
The display is a 5″ Colour TFT screen which obviously means a little extra eye candy whilst reading, though not to the battery wasting extremes of iBooks/Kindle app on the iPad, for example.
On top of that there are integrated speakers and a headphone jack which obviously means the device comes with MP3 compatibility, a Micro SD card slot and a Mini USB port.
The Imagin Colour eBook Reader supports a variety of formats, including ePub, PDF, FB2, TXT, DOC, PDB, HTML and WTXT. Well that’s about all of them really. Audio-wise, it supports not only MP3, but WMA, FLAC, AAC, WAV, OGG and APE, which is interesting as some of these, you may notice, are lossless formats.
All in all a promising device, which thanks to a colour screen offers more than just being a basic eBook reader. A perfect gift this christmas as eReaders are certainly in demand this year.