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Franklin eBookman EBM-911

alaTest has collected and analyzed 243 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the performance and portability. The screen and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the storage and design.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Franklin eBookman EBM-911 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Franklin eBookman EBM-911

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 225 user reviews of Franklin eBookman EBM-911 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.com.

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58% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Franklin EBM-911 eBookMan (Translucent Graphite)

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Franklin EBookMan

 

Don't let the name fool you: Franklin packs a PDA, e-book reader, and MP3 player into one, pocket-thin device.

Don't let the name fool you: Franklin packs a PDA, e-book reader, and MP3 player into one, pocket-thin device.

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Franklin Electronics' eBookMan EBM-911

 

R. Kulic, Contributing Editor INTRODUCTION Due to hardware difficulties I am unable to publish the pictures I took of my eBookMan unit. I have

Large screen ; Low price ; Lots of capabilities crammed into one unit

Hard-to-read screen ; So-so audio playback ; Poor PIM implementation

The Franklin eBookMan tries to be all things to all people, and, as we all know, this is usually a troubled road to take. I believe that...

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Franklin eBookman EBM-911

 

I love my ebookman. You have to know what you are doing when it comes to moving files around on your computer but if you can do that it's great.

Can read many ebook formats

After a few years the page turning wheel wears out

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Franklin eBookman EBM-911

 

If you get one cheap (got mine for $50) it's a steal. -mp3 playback, with mmc expandability for up to a 256mb library. -huge screen, baclit, great for books, i personally finished several long novels on mine

monochrome screen, a con today, but back when ebookman came out, color meant 400-500 dollar pda... -mmc means ONLY mmc, had a mishap, bought an sd card, then found it supported only mmc... ouch -mediocre sync software, slow, and limited to only files ebo

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glad to have one

 

lots of space in memory and is expandable ms outlook compati

slow to download to computer

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A must buy for those who love gadgets.

 

Love it, more features than most PDA's and easy to read.

Backlight poor and audio weak, headphones are needed.

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I'd recommend Ebookman

 

The price is cheaper than any similar PDA on the market.

The Ebookman software was difficult to figure out.

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Franklin Electronic EBookMan EBM-911 Dictionary / Thesarus

 

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Franklin EBM-911 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

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Franklin EBM-911 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...

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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)

Dimensions & Weight

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

Display (Projector)

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

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Franklin Electronic Publishers
Model:EBM-911
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:16MB

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

System

Handheld Type:eBook reader

System Requirements

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