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Foxit eSlick - eBook reader - Linux - RAM: 512 MB - Flash: 2 GB - 6" E Ink ( 800 x 600 )

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2563 reviews of Foxit eSlick - eBook reader - Linux - RAM: 512 MB - Flash: 2 GB - 6" E Ink ( 800 x 600 ). The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. Views about the price and performance are overall positive. The portability and keyboard are also mentioned favorably, but the connectivity and image quality get less positive reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Foxit eSlick - eBook reader - Linux - RAM: 512 MB - Flash: 2 GB - 6" E Ink ( 800 x 600 ) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2545 user reviews of Foxit eSlick - eBook reader - Linux - RAM: 512 MB - Flash: 2 GB - 6" E Ink ( 800 x 600 ) from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other eReaders on Reviewers are impressed by the price and performance. The portability and keyboard are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical reviews about the connectivity and image quality.

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77% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Jan, 2018

Expert review by: Jason Cross (

Foxit Software eSlick Product Review


Can handle free e-books saved as PDF files ; Inexpensive and easy to read text on

No support for DRM-encrypted e-books ; Only one font size on our model

This e-book reader costs slightly less than an Amazon Kindle or a Sony Reader, but it's no match for them.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Jason Cross (

Review: Foxit eSlick Reader e-book reader


This e-book reader is curiously named because the e-book reader is decidedly unslick, with a utilitarian appearance that lacks the elegance of competing e-book readers.

Inexpensive and easy to read text on ; Can handle free e-books saved as PDF files

Only one font size on our model ; No support for DRM-encrypted e-books

The eSlick Reader is lightweight, small, and thin, but it feels plasticky and cheap. The eSlick is sometimes a bit hard to hold naturally, and turning pages involves moving your hand to the four-way controller in the lower right portion of the face. We...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Matt Safford (

Foxit eSlick Review and Ratings


Foxit's eSlick handles PDFs better than any other e-book reader, but it's missing many features found on competing readers. Sony's and Amazon's devices are better values.

Full zoom and reflow support for PDFs ; Thin and light without feeling cheap

Currently, native support only for PDF and TXT files ; Screen displays only four gray levels ; No keyboard ; Stiff buttons

Jul, 2009

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Foxit eSlick Reader


Foxit eSlick Reader is manufactured by the same company that made the Kindle for Amazon. However, eSlick is thinner, measuring less than half an inch, and lighter, weighing roughly 6 ounces. With a name like eSlick, can one expect a smooth and clever...

The eSlick is light on the pocket, literally and figuratively. With MSRP of $259.99 only, it is cheaper than most brands in the market and, weighing only 6.4 ounces, it's a featherweight. And with no requirement for constant recharge, it's quite a...

Users will be happy to know that the eSlick lacks the flash issues at page turns of the Sony Reader. However, the device displays only 4 shades of gray – Sony has 8 and Kindle has 16 – and so sacrifices image details. The D-pad found on the lower right...

With its native PDF capacity, Foxit eSlick Reader has the potential to challenge Kindle and carve a niche for itself. And if you want a no-fuss device that can entertain you with books and music, the eSlick reader certainly fits the bill

Expert review by: Jason Cross (

Foxit eSlick review


Foxit is best known for its software, Foxit Reader, a popular PDF viewer that is leaner and less resource-hungry than Adobe's PDF reader. It's no surprise, then, that the company's e-book device is built solely around the PDF format. The Foxit eSlick...

The Foxit eSlick is slightly cheaper than a Kindle, but the savings don't cover the difference in quality.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Dinah Greek (

Foxit eSlick FE-01 ebook reader


This ebook reader deals well with PDFs Ebook readers are becoming more common but that does not mean all the wrinkles have been ironed out. Sadly we found too many wrinkles in the eSlick reader ...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Techworld (

Foxit eSlick review


The eSlick costs almost as much as the Kindle 2. Unfortunately, the eSlick's hardware has no wireless capability and suffers from ergonomic problems, and Foxit has a long way to go to provide software and services that would make the device a desirable...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Michael Joubert (

Foxit eSlick Ebook Reader


One of the first ebook readers to be locally available is Foxit's eSlick. This device makes reading PDFs a far more relaxing and entertaining experience. It works as follows: you download PDFs on the provided 2 GB SD card or save them to the 512 MB...

The Foxit eSlick comes with earphones and Foxit Reader Pro Pack and PDF creator software. For more info call 083-702-8991or visit

Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: Jimbo (

Don't waste your time or money


Over all this product could have been a winner if Foxit stuck with it. I'm dealing with lines on my screen that seem random. A reboot of the device will clear this up. The screen will sometimes turn white. A reboot clears this also. The documents will...

1) When it works it works well ; 2) If feels good ; 3) The battery will last for a good long time

It doesn't work often enough to be worth your time ; 1) It boots up very very very slowly ; 2) The unit will freeze up randomly during a long readying session. Once it is reset you have to go back into the document to find the page you left off at ; 3)...

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: Nerdrage (

Disappointed with newegg


I ordered this understanding that it came READY TO USE however it did not. The one I got came with version 1 build 0818 firmware, which DOES NOT support EPUB or PDB file formats. Tried repeatedly to update, and it repeatedly failed. Foxit offered to...

versatile ; easy to use ; expandable

hard to upgrade ; does not come with cover as shown ; no way to tell what firmware is installed on ordered item

Apr, 2010

Product Specifications

eSlick is this generation's way of reading textbooks, favorite novels, magazines and pretty much any and all documents and images that can be converted to PDF file. It is the 'slickest' e-book device on the market at 0.4" thick, 6.4 ounces, fitting well in your hand just like your palm desktop. It has an internal memory of 128MB and comes with a 2 GB SD card (supports up to 4 GB) allowing you to carry up to a thousand books in your palm library. Resolution is 600 x 800 pixel. It uses revolutionary electronic-paper display technology that provides a sharp, black-and-white screen that looks and reads just like it would on real paper. It is easy to read and will not strain the eyes like LCD screens do. It also provides the best PDF reflow capability that gives a better reading experience. It has a built-in MP3 player and comes with free Foxit Reader Pro Pack, Foxit PDF Creator and earphones. Screen:6" E Ink® Vizplex screen 600 x 800 pixel resolution, 4-level gray scale Size: 7.4" x 4.7" x 0.4" (188×118×9.2mm) Weight: 6.4 ounces (180g) battery included Color: Black , Gray(Black back), White (Light Gray back) Connectivity: USB2.0 Operating System: Embedded Linux Supported Formats: eBook Formats: PDF, TXT, Any printable document(after converted to PDF using included software) Sound Formats: MP3 Internal Memory: 128MB Storage Memory: SD Card (2GB included. Supports up to 4GB) Expandability: SD card slot Certification & Regulation: FCC Controls:Buttons "ON/OFF", "Up ", "Down", "Right ", "Left", "Enter ", "Delete", "Menu", "Music". Plugs: Euro 2Pin, UK 3Pin, US 2Pin Battery:Rechargeable Lithium-Battery Processor:Samsung® S3C2440 ARM 400MHz


Color of product:Black / Grey


Backlight: No
Color of product:Black / Grey
Internal: No
Surface coloration:Monotone


Display Diagonal:6
Display Resolution:600 x 800
Gray scale levels:4
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Built-in battery: Yes
USB charging: Yes


MP3-player: Yes

File formats

Document formats supported:ePub, PDF


Device interface:RF Wireless
Frequency band:2.4
Full-size keyboard: No
Keyboard form factor:Mini
Keyboard integrated devices:Touchpad
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard style:Straight
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Wrist rest: No


Compatible memory cards:SD


Mouse included: No

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):7.4 x 4.65 x 0.362


Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Built-in battery:Y
USB charging:Y


Wireless receiver interface:USB


Operating system installed:Linux

Technical Details

MP3-player: Yes

Weight & Dimensions