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Ectaco Jet-Book Lite

Ectaco Jet-Book Lite
alaScore 71

88 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 88 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the value for money and screen are overall positive. The portability and battery are also appreciated.

usability, battery, portability, screen, value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Ectaco Jet-Book Lite is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 88 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 1 - 18 of 73 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (15)

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Amazon.com review summary for Ectaco Jet-Book Lite

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Ectaco Jet-Book Lite from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.com.

usability, value for money, performance, build quality, portability

battery

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Ectaco Jetbook Color

 

The Ectaco Jetbook Color is the first eReader with a color E Ink display, but the device is unusable.

Click to EnlargeThere is almost nothing to recommend about the $499 Ectaco JetBook Color. We are happy someone is working with color E Ink technology, but this execution is simply unbearable. Almost nothing works as advertised and we found ourselves...

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The Ectaco jetBook Universal Portable Reading Device Review

 

With all of the hullabaloo over the Amazon Kindle 2‘s recent release, one might think that there were no other eBook readers on the market; not so! Those who eschew DRM protection and who can do without the convenience of an online content store (I'm...

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Ectaco Jetbook Lite eReader

 

Maxell’s Encore EN-5 offer a rich, full sound for an affordable price, beating out nearly all of the headphones in the test. However, our testers didn’t think they were very comfortable, nor did this pair do a good job staying put during use....

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Ectaco Jetbook Mini

 

The Jetbook Mini is very light; it doesn’t strain your wrist even when you use it with one hand. Support for multi-language interface, including German, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, English, and German, allows non-English users to read books...

The 5-inch screen limits the number of lines you see per page. PDF is not natively supported; files have to be converted first using Calibre. But even if it does, we doubt if the small screen can display PDF files well. The device gives you 90 hours or...

The Ectaco Jetbook Mini came without much fanfare. It even seems that its existence has been kept under wraps for a while. Ectaco’s decision to release YouTube decision proves to be right. The device is currently out of stock on the Ectaco website. If...

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ECTACO jetBook Lite

 

While the jetBook does offer some cool features that we would like to see incorporated in other devices, it is missing some of the features that rank others above it. A lack of a dedicated content service is a big downside and the fact that it uses...

The ability to support multiple languages enhances this eReader

The jetBook supports few files making it almost useless as an eReader

This eReader isn't very effective with the lack of files and features.

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Ectaco Jetbook Reader

 

Because of its small size, the Ectaco Jetbook has a longer battery life compared to many other e-book readers, with a single charge lasting for up to 11,500 page turns, much more than the 7,500 of its Sony competitor. This little device also boots up...

The screen size is on the Jetbook is 5 inches, not much smaller than the dedicated eReader rivals, the Sony and Kindle. The small size does compromise the readability on one hand, but makes up for it with its portability on the other. The contrast and...

Ectaco is known for electronic translators and dictionaries and other travel reference gadgets, now they’ve rolled their most useful tools, bundled it with an eReader and put it a nice little four by six inch package. With built-in travel guides,...

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Ectaco Jetbook Lite

 

The Jetbook Lite, the second device to come from the Ectaco e-reader series, is not necessarily lighter in weight than the first generation Jetbook, but it certainly is to the pocket. Aimed to be the most affordable of e-readers, the Ectaco Jetbook...

With the switch to AA batteries, one would think Ectaco is sacrificing portability for price. Yet at 9 ounces, it is still light enough to be carried around in one's hand or in one's pocket. Where the battery chamber is, users will notice a bulge....

The Jetbook Lite's built-in flash memory, at 100 MB, is meager, although storage capacity can be expanded via an external storage. Font type options are also limited; users can choose between two font types only ; The New Kindle 3. From Only $139....

Because it is still missing a wireless capability, users looking forward to download the latest books directly from their device have to look somewhere else. But those who want to study a new language, learn something about different places in the...

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Ectaco jetBook Color E-ink reader

 

First Look: The first colour E-ink reader is now available. But is it any good?

With a larger screen and slower operation, the Ectaco jetBook isn't going to lure us away from our Kindles and Sony Readers any time soon, but its use of a colour E-ink screen is fascinating. The mediocre level of colour reproduction won't make it...

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Great Product

 

Opens many formats, e-books easily added to SD card and found by device. AA batteries instead of internal, no recharge required. Just pop in some fresh AAs

No back light. Not really a big deal but for people who read in very low light or want to read in the dark you will need a book light or some other light source

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Better than I thought!

 

Easy to use, excellent portability for on-the-go people.

Attractive Design","Compact Design","Easy To Read","Good Screen Quality","Long Battery Life

Limited Compatibilty","Limited Storage","Poor Software Bundle

Product Specifications

Lightweight and super-portable, Ectaco jetBook is the ultimate pocket library. Capable of storing thousands of books in the world's most popular languages, plus music and picture files, it is a universal mobile library for professional, business and leisure reading. With an easy to scan high-resolution 5-inch display and a viewing angle close to 180

Battery

Technology:Lithium polymer

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.3in
Height:0.5in
Weight:7.4oz
Width:6in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:5in
Diagonal Size (metric):12.7cm
Technology:TFT active matrix

GPS System

GPS Navigation: None

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Ectaco
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Ectaco jetBook

Modem

Type: None

ROM

Installed Size:128MB

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System

Handheld Type:eBook reader
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