The eBook market has a new player – the Foxit eSlick. But I doubt the Sony Reader, Rex iLiad, Kindle and Bebook have anything to worry about, it isn’t the best eBook offering. Its biggest flaw is the number of formats it supports – PDF, TXT and MP3 – which is not a lot considering the BeBook supports PDF, MOBI, LIT, EPUB, HTML, DOC, FB2, TXT, PPT, PRC, RTF, JPG, and MP3 formats (a lot of which I’m not familiar with but the fact they’re there somehow make it better). Foxit has however, supplied a file converter, but that doesn’t ignore the fact that it’s a massive inconvenience, not to mention a feature you won’t experience with say, the Kindle.
And if you’re all about the online bookage, I think this will just about turn you off – there’s no access to online books due to the lack of WiFi under the hood. Memory-wise, the eSlick packs 128MB of internal storage, an SD slot (expandable up to 4GB) and comes with a free 2GB memory card to get you started.
The screen is a 6-incher, with a screen resolution of 800 x 600 pixels and its rechargeable lithium battery is apparently good enough for 8,000 page turns. Not the most helpful measurement of a device I know, so we’ll have to try and get our hands on it to give you a more accurate reading.
Ay $229 USD it’s the budget option, which is great if you’re keeping an eye on your spends – just remember to be aware of what it lacks. Although, the fact it’s cheaper (£100 cheaper) and100 grams lighter is enough justification for me to accept the omission of more features.
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