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Review: Astak 5" Easy Reader Pro

Jan 01, 2010, 20:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Lake)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"As an emerging sci-fi novelist (see my books here), I've actually been taking a vested interest in Ebooks of late. Of course, I've also been taking interest in them from the perspective that they've become yet another battleground in the widening war of media freedom, an important theater in the much larger war of user freedom.

"And like any digital product, you need a device that can handle the format. Preferably one that is powered by an open source operating system. That's where the Astak 5" Easy Reader Pro ebook reader comes into play here. The Easy Reader pro is a nice little device that keeps things sleek and simple without sacrificing features, or going overboard.

"Here are a few of the features and specifications of the device:

"SD card slot expands memory up to 16GB (there's 512mb internally)
Ability to reflow any PDF document
Font increases 3 levels or more (ie, you can zoom in on documents for better reading.
8 grayscale levels for more detailed resolution
Faster page turns
Samsung Arm9 400MHz processor "

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