JetBook Lite. This is similar to the JetBook with the rechargeable battery replaced with a AA battery compartment to use 4 standard AA batteries. Standard cells. Lightweight and super-portable, ECTACO jetBook Lite is the ultimate pocket library. Capable of storing thousands of books in the world’s most popular. Welcome to another Good e-Reader review! Today we take a look at one of the best e-reader offerings from Ectaco, the Jetbook Lite! How does.

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Welcome to another Good e-Reader review! Today we take a look litee one of the best e-reader offerings from Ectacothe Jetbook Lite! How does the Jetbook Lite compare with the companies other offerings and against other e-readers on metbook market? We shall soon find out. Although it is not E-Ink it does use a monochrome based technology allowing it to be read in various lighting conditions.

One of the great aspects of the screen they use is that there is no flicker as pages turn. The Jetbook Lite fairs very solid in the respects of its screen. This is a great upgrade compared to the Jetbook Miniwhich has a paltry 1.

Literary you can store thousands of books on your electronic reader. Most Electronic Readers have an internal battery used to power it, not so with the Ectaco Jetbook Lite.

It runs on 4 AA batteries that gives you around 20 hours of constant usage. The one great thing about using tangible batteries is that it brings the cost down significantly, although in jetbiok long term your end cost is increased having to buy batteries.

We recommend buying some rechargeable batteries to make this device a viable way of charging it.

Another great benefit is how accessible batteries are worldwide. Many different countries use different voltages for charging devices, where as a AA battery anywhere in the world would be compatible with your e-reader.

There is a Mini USB port on the device that you use in order to hook it up to your computer and directly copy pictures and ebooks. This also serves as copying Jetbook Lite firmware update files which greatly enhance your e-reader. The design elements of the Lite make it very slick and intutive to use.

There is a D-PAD that you use to scroll up jethook down in menus. There are jefbook other buttons devoted to turning a page forwards and backwards.

Ectaco Jetbook Lite e-Reader Review

Also, there are numerical buttons on the side, these are used to launch programs and settings. For example, some setting litf have six or seven options, instead of having to scroll all the way down, each option has a numerical value. If the option you want to hit is near the bottom, instead of scrolling on the D-PAD, you can simply hit the number key and launch the setting.


We found this very convenient and something entirely unique to the Jetbook Lite, against any of its competition. This e-reader has the ability to flip between landscape and portrait mode, unlike many of its direct competition. Ectaco does not have an eBook store, so they leave it in your hands to be able to locate and download the books yourself. The Ectaco Jetbook Lite runs a Linux based operating system, which is very lire and has yet to hang or crash.

The Ectaco Jetbook Lite is a great e-reader in the respects of its ability to read many types of ebook formats. It also is one of the few Ectaco readers that jetbooj able to display pictures, it supports jpg, gif, png and bmp formats. Not only does the Jetbook Lite support many type of ebook formats, but has direct support for many different languages as well. It also has menu and settings languges to be able to be localized, including; English, German, Spanish, Polish, and Russian.

There are free classic ebooks that come with the device, along with the user manual and CIA World Factbook. So there jetboik enough on the e-reader to ,ite you reading as soon as you buy it.

You have liye ability with this device to be able to look up words using the built in dictionary. The dictionary itself is available litte many different languages, so lte English is not your main spoken tongue, you do have options. The one great feature about the built in dictionary is that it gives you the bare essentials to know what the word means. It does not over-complicate the feature used to give you the meanings. There is the direct litr and 3 quick half sentences that tell you the different meanings.

There is a number of font selections you can employ on this particular e-reader. The Ectaco e-Book Reader provides multiple choice of sizes and types to suit your reading preference. We mentioned prior that Jetbook does not have a content distrubution system, but does read a ton of different formatrs for ebooks. This is a mixed blessing, for people new to e-readers they might have a complicated time finding ebooks to download.

If you want to buy an eBook from another store, you have to make sure its only in ePub format. Compared to the prior offerings of Ectaco the Jetbook Mini and the original Jetbook this is the most superior device they have launched to date. Some of the factors that led us to arrive at this conclusion was the fact that it has very solid organizational structure.

The main menu has three options, Books, Pictures and Settings. When you select Books you see your current library of books, with the book title and authors name. Pictures are very basic just showing you the title of them. The settings menu was our ejtbook surprise. All jetboook the main settings are broken into main categories and then launch corresponding sub categories.


This serves not to overwhelm you with the sheer amount of options to select, like the Jetbook Mini does. We also really liked its ability to read every major ebook format that is easily downloaded from the internet. The internet is rich in being able to download a ton of free content. Project Gutenberg and Google Books has a ton of classics that you can spend your entire life reading.

There is also plenty of websites that sell ebooks in ePub format that you can easily load into your e-reader jetbpok Adobe Digital Editions. All in all, the Jetbook Jethook is a worthwhile investing if you live outside of North America. We are blessed in Canada and the USA to have such an jtbook selection of e-readers at our hands, both in stores and online.

Ectaco Jetbook Lite e-Reader Review

Outside of North America the pickings get very slim and prices dramatically increase. You can see the dramatic gulf in price and allot of e-readers do not even ship outside of the USA, such as Barnes and Noble. We recommend this one to people who are independent and tech savvy enough to be able to locate books on your own, without being locked into a specific ebook store.

If you are interested in purchasing the Jetbook Lite, check out our retail partner Shop e-Readers! They ship all over the world at lits affordable prices. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. Ectaco tells me that it is some sort of interface issue with Adobe epub.

Adobe says that since epub is freeware, they will not help. Ectaco says it cannot help. I like that this reader can read so many different formats. Much of my library was migrated from earlier devices, including Palm docs, and it reads them fine. I usually side load it from my collection, but I have also used Adobe to load library books.

It jetboo a few quirks, like the menu varies with each format, but overall it is a great value.

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Software The Ectaco Jetbook Lite runs a Linux based operating system, which is very stable and has yet to hang or crash. Our Take on the Jetbook Lite Compared to the prior offerings of Ectaco the Jetbook Mini and jftbook original Jetbook this is the most superior device they have launched to date.

This product has been on the market for quite a long time. Better late than never.