Velocity is a fairly new player in the E-Reader game and has come out with a very nice to look at, Android based E-Reader with a wealth of functions which are supposed to dwarf the Kindle series. With full support from the Borders book shop this E-Reader provides you with a colour, drag and drop book store to surf through and boosts a full colour user menu, which makes choosing a book a breeze. The only thing which we thought was negative was the somewhat small screen, which might push you towards the Kindle DX again. However, a good effort and certainly a device to keep in mind when you are shopping around for an ereader.
At just under one pound, the 0.6-inch-thick Cruz Reader goes everywhere you do and fits perfectly in one hand. Staying up-to-date with email and social networks is just a Wi-Fi hotspot away, thanks to the Cruz Reader’s 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi and full browser support. You can even load your Cruz Reader up with all your favorite music and movies, using the included 4GB SD card. Here some bullet points:
The Cruz Reader and Cruz Tablet are built using the Android OS, an easy-to-use, powerful, and reliable operating system from the team at Google. Designed for touchscreen devices like the Cruz, Android helps you easily manage your programs with a vastly intuitive interface.
Pack dozens of books for a weeklong getaway without weighing down your suitcase. The Cruz Reader offers access to over 2 million eBooks via the included Borders eBook library portal application. Velocity’s own Cruz Market also provides eBook content, and is a one-stop shop for downloading apps and videos from a broad array of content and providers, all in one market. Support is provided for ePub, PDF, TXT, PDB, and HTML reader files.
Enjoy Your Other Media
Bring your favorite movies on a plane without the hassle of a portable DVD player or laptop, with support for MPEG-4 and H.264 video formats. Listen to your favorite tunes in MP3, WMA, AAC, or WAV formats. Or share pictures from your last vacation with JPEG, GIF, PNG, and BMP support.
Stay Connected with 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi and Full Browser Support
Put the power of the Internet right in your hands. Stay connected with email and social networks even while on the road. Download remarkable content, astonishing applications, and amazing games.
Slim and Stylish
Velocity has designed and refined the Cruz Reader to be as stylish as it is functional. Get ready to attract attention with the sleek, slim, and stylish Cruz Reader.
Add Storage Capacity
The Cruz Reader offers 256 MB internal storage, expandable via both USB and SD card slots. A 4 GB micro SD card is included with the device.
The Cruz Reader includes a built-in dictionary, notepad, calendar, alarm clock, contacts, games, and other useful apps.
An extended life, user-replaceable lithium-ion battery is included, offering up to 10+ hours of life on a single charge (24+ hours on standby).
Each Cruz is backed by Velocity Micro’s expert US-based support, for extra peace of mind.
What’s in the Box
Cruz Reader, docking station, AC adapter, carrying pouch, user’s guide, and 4 GB SD card.
- Crystal clear 4:3, 800 x 600 full-color touchscreen display is ideal for viewing eBooks and eMagazines, Web pages, and movies
- 802.11b/g Wi-Fi and full browser support–download remarkable content, astonishing applications, and amazing games
- USB and SD card slot for upgradable storage; includes a 4 GB SD card
- Built-in dictionary, notepad, calendar, alarm clock, contacts, games, and other useful apps
- Access to over 2 million eBooks via included Borders eBook library portal application, as well as Cruz Market