The color screen is a selling point for people who want to see all the illustrations in things like cook books. Fighting with giants Sharper Image knows that e-readers are officially a Big Deal, and the idea of launching an inexpensive entry into the market with a color screen had to be attractive. Sharper Image knows that e-readers are officially a Big Deal, and the idea of launching an inexpensive entry into the market with a color screen had to be attractive. The book covers are full color and look great on the Literati’s screen. To learn more about Amazon Sponsored Products, click here. Such affordable color LCD e-readers as the Pandigital Novel , which fared poorly in our review , and the Velocity Micro Cruz Reader , are Android-based and offer more functionality, including Web browsing and media playback capabilities.

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The literati e reader, if working, merits at least 3 stars, but what good is that if it will not last even a year. First of all, the pros that made me buy: Since the Literati is geared to mainstream users, MerchSource says it wanted to keep things as simple possible.

MerchSource literati e reader, readre company that’s behind the product, says it will have readeg “broadest retail footprint of any eReader currently available. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

Hands-on with Sharper Image’s Literati eReader

Connect the small end of the supplied AC adapter to the power jack on the bottom of the Literati and plug the other end literati e reader the adapter into a wall outlet. There are good ideas here. While the name on the box says Sharper Image, it is made by a company called Merchsource.


Page 1 of 1 Literati e reader over Page 1 of 1. Reading is at its most enjoyable when you’re able to completely lose yourself in the experience.

The lack of a touchscreen is problematic here, especially since the built-in keyboard is deader and hard to literati e reader properly. I had no problem connecting the Literati to my wireless, so that’s one good thing I can say.

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Literati Review – A Color eBook Reader From Sharper Image

The first thing you’ll notice about it is that it’s got an elongated shape that resembles the Alex eReaderwith a keyboard at the bottom. The hardware comes sealed in thick plastic, and it literati e reader some serious cutting to free. A little on the heavy side, Literati e reader estimate the weight to be between 14 and 18 ounces.

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Overall, PDF support isn’t anything to write home about, but it is better than I expected it to be. It makes reading at night possible, literti does have its drawbacks in that viewing quality declines in brighter lighting conditions and the battery life is only a few hours instead of a few weeks. Since the Litsrati doesn’t play video, display photos, or surf the web, the fact that it literati e reader a color ebook reader doesn’t do a whole lot for it.


The form factor is actually rather nice, as is the bright, literati e reader screen. Eventually, after trying about 30 different things I was able to get it to open the library books. Brought to you by Techwalla. Due arrive in October, the Literati is an inexpensive color literzti aimed at the mass market that will have a large retail presence this holiday season.

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This makes you have to use the tip lierati your thumb instead of the literati e reader of it like you would with the main control on the Kindle 3. It’s OK for reading and, as you can see from the photo literati e reader, it displays images from children’s books just fine.

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They are easy to add books to and easy to find them once you bring them up. The fact that the Literati has literati e reader backlit LCD screen will appeal to some and not others. All 3 have quit working after about 6 raeder.