ECTACO releases jetBook


jetbook.jpgECTACO, a New York-based electronics company has just released the jetBook device, ushering reading into the 21st century. I don’t think that such a device will replace entire libraries at homes across America anytime soon, but ECTACO is pretty optimistic about their chances, touting the jetBook to “kiss your old-fashioned, dusty library goodbye and say hello to the jetBook – the clean, smart, eco-friendly way to read. Get ready to have more space on your shelves at home, in your luggage when you travel, and on your bedside table too.” What do you think? More details from the press release are available after the jump.

jetBook is an incredibly sophisticated e-book reader with a built-in MP3 player that allows users to listen to AudioBooks as well as keep up with their reading. Preloaded with translating dictionaries, you can simultaneously enjoy a good book, improve your vocabulary by looking up and translating any words you want, listen to your favorite audio files and check out photos — all in the same device! With an incredibly simple to read, large 5-inch, high-resolution display that is easy on the eyes, users can now read for hours without the eyestrain that comes from ordinary computer screens. And those with trouble reading normal-sized print books will benefit from the different fonts and sizes you can change to instantly. Weighing in at a remarkable 7 ounces, the super-slim device fits easily in the palm of your hand for a truly comfortable reading experience.

There are already thousands of books which have been made available for download, and for free, to boot. These virtual tomes will definitely have something for everybody, but those looking for comics might have to remain disappointed – at least until a color screen version is rolled out (hopefully) in the near future.

Product Page via Press Release

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