Can Ectaco’s jetBook Mini compete with Amazon’s Kindle?

Ectaco jetBookIf you wish to pacify your fiancé with an economical gift or present your globe-trotter friend with a pocketable device then you just need to shell out around $100, and beam over “Thanks”. Ectaco has introduced the lightest ever eBook reader jetBook Mini for those who want to stay and travel light.

Some of its enticing features make you believe that this new entry into the eBook readers’ market is “the thing”, but what has kept Kindle at the top of the charts is its crisp e-Ink display.

Ectaco is lightest and cheapest with a  long battery life!

Now, this is not all that Ectaco’s invention is all about, but it definitely highlights what Kindle is not.

This new device can be easily obtained by anybody, even those who love reading only while traveling. The price has been kept low for this e-Reader to reach the maximum number of people.

It weighs just 5.7 ounce, thus you can travel pretty light and easy.

The best part is that if you are on a very short trip then you need not care about your jetBook going blank as it provides you with 90 hours of non-stop reading. You just need to use four AAA Energizer batteries to charge it up.

Ectaco-jetBookSome more tempting features:

  • Ectaco’s jetBook Mini sports a 5inch reflective TFT display. Being an LCD screen page turn is faster compared to e-Ink displays, proclaims the official website. We all know the benefits of e-Ink display that it is best to read it in bright sunlight, and doesn’t strain your eyes.
  • The most promising feature is that of “all-way reading”, wherein this mini e-Reader allows you to read in all 4 different directions. Now, even if you are a leftie you can operate the device without any trouble at all.
  • The Ectaco’s e-Reader has a microSD card slot which can be used to expand the memory up to 2GB.
  • This ultra portable eBook reader supports file formats like MOBI, ePub, HTML, PRC, and PDF among others, and provides you with the multi-language interface option too.
  • It also has a built-in clock, and it provides you with ample options for line spacing, changing font size and line breaks.

Ectaco’s jetBook Mini packs in all the notable features in its light and slim design. The doubts although still prevail over its ability to usurp Kindle’s popularity and majorly the display features. It will be interesting to see this market getting hot with new introductions and innovations in the future.

Author: Piyali

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