Alright, let’s start with the verdict: This must be the worst E-Reader we have tested so far.
But let’s start with the specs: The Literati runs on the Kobo platform, with the big difference that it has a colour screen and supports backlight, which in theory should make reading more enjoyable in the dark. Is it runs on the Kobo platform it is also connected to the Kobo bookstore, which currently boasts around 100.000 books plus a couple of free ones. We thought the main upside of the Literati was the design though, as it looks quite stylish and is very thin, making it the perfect ereader for “on the road”. Also it boasts a full fledged keyboard, which is great for bookmarks and annotations.
But there it starts: The Literati does not support bookmarks and annotations. Well, what do you need a Keyboard for then, you ask? Excellent question, we have no idea! There is not even a search function build into the operating system, so even that use of a keyboard is not existent.
Also is seems filled with bugs and problems, as our device regularly crashed and rebooted, up to the point where it almost got funny and we made bets on when it would crash again (awesome game, but not the intended use I guess).
So long story short: Don’t even bother. The Kindle is exaclty the same price in it’s WI-FI edition and it’s not even a question which one you should buy.
On of the weirder thing is the packaging though: It’s seriously boxed in a package that is 10x the size of the E-Reader itself. Much props to the Marketing guy coming up with this, they must spend an awefull lot in shipping and logitical expenses just to make people angry from the start. Good Job.
Anyway, we’re done here, look at other E-Reader here please…