The Skytex Primer is the purest E-Reader we have come across since the Kindle and it comes with a couple of things the Kindle is still struggling with. First, it has a colour display which might be something users are looking for right now, especially those who are after a full PDF reader or want their Newspapers with colour pictures in it. Secondly it has a really good text-to-speech functionality, which the Kindle also has but with a somewhat weaker quality level. Here is an excerpt from Skytex’ press release. Yes, it’s advertising, but with that in mind it somehow shows which niche they are going for:
“First, by consolidating all of your mobile entertainment onto one affordable and sleek device, and next, by ensuring compatibility with the media and hardware you already have or want. Primer’s plug-and-play design connects to your PC or Mac for easy drag and drop transfer of your favorite media files.. If the ability to carry around your favorite books with you anywhere you go sounds convenient, then being able to take your favorite books, movies, and music with you everywhere-in an affordable, thin and lightweight package-might just sound revolutionary. Primer allows you to do all of that and more. With 2GB of onboard storage (expandable with up to a 16GB micro SD card) you can easily carry 1000s of eBooks, songs and photos, and several full length movies. Read. Watch. Listen. Create. Don’t you hate it when inspiration strikes and you don’t have a convenient means of taking note of it? OK, so not everyone is going to use Primer’s built-in mic and recording software to record the plans for their next great invention or a rough demo of their new sure-hit acoustic ballad. Some others, however, should find it pretty handy for those note-to-self moments. Convenience and Compatibility Primer was designed to make life a little simpler. First, by consolidating all of your mobile entertainment onto one affordable and sleek device, and next, by ensuring compatibility with the media and hardware you already have or want. Primer’s plug-and-play design connects to your PC or Mac for easy drag and drop transfer of your favorite media files. The ability to read and playback the most popular eBook, music, and video file formats means your entertainment options are virtually limitless. And if you ever find yourself short on music files, you can always tune into Primer’s built-in FM radio.”
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- 7″ color LCD display (800×480 resolution)
- Open standard designs supports most popular eBook formats, including epub, pdf, txt, html, etc…
- This all-in-one media device lets you play back music, movies, view photos and listen to FM radio
- Built-in recording software, speakers, and mic
- Includes earphones and neoprene sleeve case for protection