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Interead COOL-ER eBook reader

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and design. The portability and screen also get good comments. Some have doubts about the performance and build quality, and there are some mixed views about the value for money.

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build quality, performance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Interead COOL-ER eBook reader is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 50 reviews)

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Interead Cool-ER E-Reader Review

 

Support for commercial titles (ePub) ; Lots of font options ; Cool, lightweight design

No dictionary ; Navigation/page-turn button is annoyingly stiff ; Requires special 2.5mm headphone jack

The Interead Cool-ER's usabiity isn't quite up to its good looks, but it delivers solid e-book features at a mid-range cost.

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Cool-er E-Book Reader Leaves Us Feeling So Very Cold

 

Amazon and Sony opted to go the Neiman Marcus route with their e-book readers, dog-piling extra features, fat content catalogs and hefty price tags on top

Candy colors. Initial cost of admission cheaper than competitors. Support for open formats. Battery life is good for a fortnight

Flimsy buttons. Plasticky-construction. Overpriced e-book store. Tacky user interfaced. No auto-sleep mode. No Wi-Fi. No access to newspapers, blogs or magazines

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Review: Interead Cool-ER e-book reader

 

From its aspirational brand name to its hip tinted metallic case, Interead's Cool-ER e-book reader clearly strives to distinguish itself from the black-and-gray competition

In fact, the only items visible below the 6-inch screen are the Cool-ER logo and a round, iPod-esque four-way navigation/selection wheel for navigating menus and turning pages. Unfortunately, the button's stiffness makes navigation and page turns more...

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Interead Cool-er

 

This e-book reader's Apple-like design and colorful shell can't save it from feeling flimsy for a $250 device. It supports PDFs, but not as well as Foxit's eSlick does.

Least-expensive e-book reader we've seen; PDF support; eight color options; dedicated screen-rotation button

Feels noticeably less solid than other readers; derivative design; no keyboard for notes and searching

While we like that the Cool-er is putting some pricing pressure on the makers of other e-book readers, and we welcome devices that come in different colors, its overall build quality lags behind that of other e-book readers that cost little more. And...

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Cool-er eBook Reader Review

 

The Gadget: The Cool-er, a lower (compared to the Kindle) priced eBook reader that lacks built-in wireless functionality and a hardware keyboard, but adds music, an SD card slot and PDF/MP3 support. But of course, the lower price is the big draw.

It succeeds in looking like an iPod and being available in a lot of colors, but fails in usability and design. The only thing going for it is that it works as an eBook reader if reading is the most important part of the package (which it is, to many...

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Titan Cool Idol NK75TZ CPU Cooler

 

Titan are one of the oldest companies specializing in computer cooling equipment. They are not very well known in the US yet, but during the past few years their production capacity and R&D capabilities have increased many times over, making them one...

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Evercool Cool Wheel HDD Cooler

 

Hard drives are one of the things that most people don't think about when they think of cooling their computer, but they need to be kept cool as well. Take it from me, I've had a couple die on me, and while I'm not sure if it was heat related or not, I...

Easy to install ; Looks cool ; Fairly quiet ; Cools as advertised

May not fit all cases, depending on HDD mounting system

The Evercool Cool Wheel does as advertised and does it quietly. Having your hard drive running cooler can only be a good thing and if there is no added noise then why not? It is fairly large and may interfere with the placement of your hard drive and...

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save your pennies for anything else"

 

bought this from qvc - liked the price point ... 

size, color, price point under $200,control like an ipod

would not work, cheap controls

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Incredible Disappointment"

 

Firmware:After one day of proper use which in... 

1) Looks nice/stylish

1) Ships with Shaky Firmware

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Cool-er e-book reader (blue sky)

 

Firmware:

1) Looks nice/stylish

1) Ships with Shaky Firmware

Product Specifications

The COOL-ER uses E Ink, a technology that gives you a screen with a "like paper" display, replicating the experience of reading a book. Using power only for "page turns" means that a single charge lasts for 8000 pages and unlike a book, the electronic display allows you to change the text size to suit you!
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