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Interead COOL-ER eBook reader

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews of Interead COOL-ER eBook reader. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the screen and design. The portability and price are also appreciated. There are some less positive reviews about the durability. There are some mixed views about the size and performance.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Interead COOL-ER eBook reader is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Interead COOL-ER eBook reader


alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Interead COOL-ER eBook reader from The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on People are impressed by the design. The durability also gets good views, but there are some mixed views about the price. There are some negative opinions about the size and usability.

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30% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

May, 2020

Expert review by : Yardena Arar (

Interead Cool-ER E-Reader Review


Support for commercial titles (ePub) ; Lots of font options ; Cool, lightweight design

No dictionary ; Navigation/page-turn button is annoyingly stiff ; Requires special 2.5mm headphone jack

The Interead Cool-ER's usabiity isn't quite up to its good looks, but it delivers solid e-book features at a mid-range cost.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Priya Ganapati (

Review: Coolreaders Cool-er


Amazon and Sony opted to go the Neiman Marcus route with their e-book readers, dog-piling extra features, fat content catalogs and hefty price tags on...

Candy colors. Initial cost of admission cheaper than competitors. Support for open formats. Battery life is good for a fortnight

Flimsy buttons. Plasticky-construction. Overpriced e-book store. Tacky user interfaced. No auto-sleep mode. No Wi-Fi. No access to newspapers, blogs or magazines

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : David Carnoy (

Cool-er e-book reader review: Cool-er e-book reader


Cool-er e-book reader

Lightweight; comes in eight color choices; 1GB of internal memory with an SD card expansion slot that allows you to add up to 4GB of additional memory; battery is removable and replaceable; decent battery life; accepts JPEG, PDF, EPUB, TXT, and MP3...

Feels a bit too much like a "budget" e-reader; drag-and-drop e-book loading less convenient than Kindle's instant downloads; buttons are stiff and aren't intuitively labeled; interface lacks polish; navigation is a bit cumbersome; slow screen refresh...

The Cool-er e-book reader has some nice pluses and costs less than the Kindle, but it's not as big a bargain as we hoped it would be.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Yardena Arar (

Review: Interead Cool-ER e-book reader


From its aspirational brand name to its hip tinted metallic case, Interead's Cool-ER e-book reader clearly strives to distinguish itself from the black-and-gray competition

In fact, the only items visible below the 6-inch screen are the Cool-ER logo and a round, iPod-esque four-way navigation/selection wheel for navigating menus and turning pages. Unfortunately, the button's stiffness makes navigation and page turns more...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Jason Chen (

Cool-er eBook Reader Review


The Gadget: The Cool-er, a lower (compared to the Kindle) priced eBook reader that lacks built-in wireless functionality and a hardware keyboard, but adds music, an SD card slot and PDF/MP3 support. But of course, the lower price is the big draw.

It succeeds in looking like an iPod and being available in a lot of colors, but fails in usability and design. The only thing going for it is that it works as an eBook reader if reading is the most important part of the package (which it is, to many...

May, 2009

Expert review by : Stuart Davidson (

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Hard drives are one of the things that most people don't think about when they think of cooling their computer, but they need to be kept cool as well. Take it from me, I've had a couple die on me, and while I'm not sure if it was heat related or not, I...

Easy to install ; Looks cool ; Fairly quiet ; Cools as advertised

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Cool-er eBook review


A British start-up has crafted this colourful rival to the Sony Reader. Is it a superior digital tome?

Looks good and refreshes pages quickly, but the Cool-er is just too fiddly and awkward to use

Aug, 2009

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Interead COOL-ER review


Despite having an awful name, the COOL-ER is a smart eBook reader that comes in a variety of colours.

It's lighter and more colourful than other eBook readers, but the COOL-ER is poorly made and clunky.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Mark Hattersley (

Interead COOL-ER Reader review


"It's about more than just a tech reader," said Phil Wood, Interead's Marketing Director, of the COOL-ER Reader.

The COOL-ER Reader is a good, if not perfect, electronic reader. It can store a large quaintly of books and read a wide variety of formats. And Interead has wisely hooked up with Adobe Digital Editions to bring an official bookstore capacity to the...

Aug, 2009

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