New Ectaco Jetbook Ebook ReaderThe Ectaco Jetbook Ebook Reader has it's advantages over the Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader and Barnes and Noble Nook that may sway some to give this wireless reading device serious consideration. The biggest used to be price when the Kindle was $500, but now Ectaco (price varies a little with color choice) is about the same as the Barnes and Noble Nook, WIFI + 3G priced at $199 and the Kindle 3 WiF + 3G at $189. Although the more advanced ECTACO JB-5B jetBook model is currently priced over $250. The newest Kindle 3 price has been reduced to only $189, and in our opinion, a far superior eBook reader to the equivalent Ectaco.
The next big difference is portability. For those who want an electronic book device that is ultra-portable, this would be the one. It has a 5-inch screen and only weights 7.5 ounces. But the screen size, which makes the device small also may be a disadvantage too. All the other ebook readers from Amazon, Sony and Barnes & Noble have a diagonal screen size of 6 inches or more and all weigh more than 10 ounces. It all depends on what is most important to you. Bigger screen or easy stow away? Note that the Ectaco does have 6 different font sizes and several popular typefaces so that you can customize your reading experience. You can read more about the other ereader reviews here at our Ebook Reader Comparison Chart.
To read more about its features, go to the Jetbook reader page here at Ectaco Jetbook Ebook Reader.
Below are some Ectaco Jetbook Readers available from sellers on Amazon, but I would not purchase from them unless the price is less than what is offered from either Ectaco or Amazon and/or free shipping is provided which both these companies offer as well.
Some other features that people like about the Ectaco Jetbook ebook reader is that it supports nearly every kind of file format including .txt, .pdf, .fb2, .jpg, .epub, .mobi, .prc and .rtf.
It is also able to display books in a number of the world's most popular languages including Albanian, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Faeroese, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Croatian, Czech, Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian and other European languages!
It also comes pre-loaded with the CIA World Factbook and a German Dictionary and is capable of storing thousands of ebooks. You can also use Ectaco's translating dictionaries to learn a language or use while traveling abroad.