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Ectaco Jet-Book Lite

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews of Ectaco Jet-Book Lite. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. Reviews about the price and battery are overall positive. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the screen.

usability, performance, portability, battery, price

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 75/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Ectaco Jet-Book Lite


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Ectaco Jet-Book Lite from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other eReaders on Comments about the screen and price are overall positive. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably.

usability, portability, performance, price, screen

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

May, 2018

Expert review by : Anna Attkisson (

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...

May, 2012

Expert review by : Judie Lipsett Stanford (

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...

Mar, 2009

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Ectaco Jetbook Lite eReader


The Ectaco Jetbook Lite eReader is a decent LCD device at a low price with support for a wide variety of formats. Features include: editing features such as the ability to search in-book and bookmark. Available in burgundy, graphite, gray, and white....

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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 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 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,...

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (

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...

Jan, 2012

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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

Apr, 2013

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Sadly disappointed, as I bought this as a birthday present for my wife. Hopefully this was a bad apple, we'll see......

Advertised features seem great for the money. Fast shipping as always from Newegg

Unit powered up but froze on boot up screen. Would not respond to reset, new batteries, or other troubleshooting efforts. Computer did not recognize the reader in this state, so updating firmware was out of the question. Physically, the buttons look...

Oct, 2010

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


Technology:Lithium polymer

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

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

GPS System

GPS Navigation: None


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


Type: None


Installed Size:128MB

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Handheld Type:eBook reader