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Franklin EBookMan EBM-901 Dictionary

alaTest has collected and analyzed 197 reviews of Franklin EBookMan EBM-901 Dictionary. The average rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. Comments about the screen and performance are generally positive. The portability and price also get good views, whereas there are some critical opinions about the durability and reliability. Comments are divided on the design.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Franklin EBookMan EBM-901 Dictionary is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Franklin EBookMan EBM-901 Dictionary

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 173 user reviews of Franklin EBookMan EBM-901 Dictionary from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and performance. The portability and price also get good views. There are some negative reviews about the durability and design. There are some mixed opinions about the battery.

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reliability, design, durability

56% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Franklin EBM-901 eBookman (Metallic Black)Franklin EBM-901 eBookman (Metallic Black)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Michael S. Lasky (pcworld.com)

Franklin's EBookMan Scores an F

 

Small PDA tries to offer a music player, PIM features, and an e-book reader in one.

Having music player, PIM functions, and an e-book reader in one device is a great idea.

The EBookMan is not worth it in its current iteration.

Apr, 2001

Consumer review by: jmd1960 (epinions.com)

DITTO WHAT THE OTHERS SAID ABOUT THIS

 

eatting your budget

way too many to list

Jan, 2004

Consumer review by: nasa_844 (epinions.com)

You get what you pay for (After deep discounts)

 

Discount price, Big screen, Syncs to Outlook.

Crashes if batteries get too low, Audio functions are weak.

Dec, 2003

Consumer review by: nasa_844 (epinions.com)

You get what you pay for (After deep discounts)

 

I bought the eBookman 911 for $40 at OfficeMax on closeout. I thought I would use it as an MP3 player, which was a mistake. The eBookman is capable of playing audio files, but it has to convert MP3 files to a proprietary format that takes up about 3 ...

Discount price, Big screen, Syncs to Outlook.

Crashes if batteries get too low, Audio functions are weak.

Dec, 2003

Consumer review by: mercuryvenus (epinions.com)

It is good as a basic learning pda (mine was cheap to try)

 

As the other reviewers have said, it is a good start and the music files need to be converted to it's own MP3 forme. It sets up OK but you must delete all memory on the MMC before you load anything or it just doesn't recognize what you had on before....

audible books are easy to use

40 megabytes of e-books takes 3 hours to download to the memory card

Jun, 2003

Consumer review by: mercuryvenus (etronics.com)

Franklin EBM-900 eBookMan Portable Multimedia Reader and Content Player

 

I got mine cheap to try, I learned, it works but is difficult to use.It is good as a basic learning pda (mine was cheap to try)Pros:audible books are easy to useCons:40 megabytes of e-books takes 3 hours to download to the memory card

Jun, 2003

Consumer review by: ozgamer (epinions.com)

Personal information in the palm of your hand

 

USB connection to the net ; large screen ; quite versatile

incompatible with Microsoft Reader ; short battery life ; highly reflective screen ; 8Mb memory ; poor support

Apr, 2003

Consumer review by: ozgamer (epinions.com)

Personal information in the palm of your hand

 

Imagine sitting down at the breakfast, table of a morning with your eggs and a cup of coffee or a glass of juice. You reflect on the beautiful morning (perhaps also on the previous night's revelry) and you reach for the day's news. Sounds pretty normal...

USB connection to the net; large screen; quite versatile

incompatible with Microsoft Reader; short battery life; highly reflective screen; 8Mb memory; poor support

Apr, 2003

Consumer review by: ozgamer (etronics.com)

Franklin EBM-900 eBookMan Portable Multimedia Reader and Content Player

 

Despite attractive features and operation, a change to a less reflective screen would greatly benefit. Test one by all means, but you'll still find me at the bookstore browsing paperbacks.Personal information in the palm of your handPros:USB...

Apr, 2003

Consumer review by: darylveal (epinions.com)

DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON AN eBookMan

 

You can get this device for $35-50 US at Costco- Price Club

Too numerous to summarize here!

Mar, 2003

Product Specifications

eBookMan series of new PDAs is a brand new device, so called "electronic book" that allows you not only to read thousands of titles available for the Microsoft Reader and Franklin's own library but to listen to audio books as well. 16-level grayscale display with 200 x 240 dpi resolution. In fact, it is a common digital assistant that will help you manage and store address-book, date-book, to-do list giving you a possibility of text entry via touchscreen. You can easily synchronize important data to Microsoft Outlook using Intellisync connection. MP3-capable music player enables you to use both a built-in headphone jack, or a speaker. Voice recording via microphone is also available. The eBookMan comes with 8 or 16 MB RAM, which can be expanded even further, with an option of screen backlighting, and with a number of book titles. A cradle with USB cable, stylus, and Quick Reference Guide are included. The device runs on two AAA batteries.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Speaker(s)

Camera

Built-in Camera: No

Configuration

Audio Playback: Yes
AUDIOFORMATS: Yes
GPRS: No
GPS Receiver: No
GPS Software: No
Push email: No

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Modem: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: No

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.7in
Height:5.2in
Weight:6.5oz
Width:3.4in

Display

Display Technology:Not Applicable
Number of Display Colours:Monochrome

Display (Projector)

Color Support:4-bit (16 gray levels)
Color Support:4-bit (16 gray levels)

General Features

Operating System:Others
Type:PDA (Others)

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Franklin Electronic Publishers
Model:EBM-900/EBM-901
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Franklin eBookMan

Input Device

Type:Stylus / Touch-screen

Modem

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:eBookMan OS 1.0

RAM

Installed Size:8MB

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System

Handheld Type:eBook reader

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 2000 / NT4.0 / Microsoft Windows 98