There’s also an option to view the PDF in landscape mode. It also works with Adobe Digital Editions for borrowing library ebooks from local libraries. Since the Literati doesn’t play video, display photos, or surf the web, the fact that it is a color ebook reader doesn’t do a whole lot for it. It’s about 13″ tall and 3. More features will be issued via a firmware update to add night-reading mode and custom bookshelves and bookmarks like the Kobo desktop app. Enter your email address to receive updates: What it comes down to is that the Literati is designed to be a basic ebook reader for those new to ereading.
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It’s about 13″ tall and 3. Once zoomed in, you use the lterati wheel to pan around the page. In default whole page view, the text is generally more legible than with 6-inch ereaders like the Kindle 3 and Sony PRS There are two color variations for the device, white and black.
It has a really nice, soft, book cover feel to it—not sure what kind of material it is. However, according to the documentation that comes with the Literati, there’s supposed to be a lot of color content coming to the Literatti store soon in the form of newspapers and magazines, as well as more children’s books, cookbooks, and stuff along that line that has color illustrations.
First off, the Literati comes in a gigantic box that looks like an oversized book. ,obo
The fact that the Literati has a backlit LCD screen will appeal to some and not others. It is solely an ebook reader. The one problem, however, is that there is an inner sleeve that holds the bottom of the unit that rides a little too close to the main navigation buttons, making them even more difficult to hit accurately with my large thumb.
Kobo is the power behind the Literati by The Sharper Image
There is no reflow mode or hyperlink support. Once you download an ebook, it becomes apart of your Kobo library so that you can download it to other Kobo-supported devices and Kobo applications.
The navigation wheel takes some getting used to. The Literati by Sharper Image is a very basic ebook reader. Ereder aren’t any official technical specs for the Literati listed yet on the Literati website, so this is what my trusty tape measure has to say: It does not have a web browser or video player ereaser even an audio player.
Literati Review – A Color eBook Reader From Sharper Image
It doesn’t have a lot of features or customizing options, and could greatly benefit from some firmware updates to improve overall usability and stability, but it does do what it says literait will in an easy-to-learn, straightforward manner. This makes you have to use the tip of your thumb instead of the surface of it like you would with the main control on the Kindle 3.
This Literati review takes a look at the new color ebook reader by Sharper Image. The Literati is made out of hard plastic and feels ereadre solid. Speaking of the Kobo desktop app, the device works with and syncs with all of Kobo’s reading apps.
The book covers are full color and look great on the Literati’s screen. The center button is higher than the outer ring of buttons, making it hard to hit the up, down, and side buttons oobo hitting the center one. It has a 7-inch color LCD display with an aspect ratio of x —making it a lot longer and narrower than the more typical 6-inch ereader sized at x Penney, Kohl’s, Macy’s, and others.
Normally I wouldn’t mention the box, but this one is worth a picture. There’s not a large selection of those just yet at Kobo, but more are coming apparently. There are a number of categories and ways to find new ebooks.
There’s even a section for free ebooks. More features will be issued via a firmware update to add night-reading mode and custom bookshelves and bookmarks like the Kobo desktop app. While the name on the box says Sharper Image, it is made by a company called Merchsource.
Overall, given the features of the device the price is too high, especially considering similar-priced devices like the PocketBook IQ and Pandigital Novel that have a lot more features. What it comes down to is that the Literati is designed to be a basic ebook reader for those new to ereading. Kobo’s ebooks use Adobe DRM so they are compatible with a large number of ebook readers and ereader programs like Adobe Digital Editions.
The same as with ebooks, there is a table of contents, options to jump between the next and previous chapters, and a dictionary to type in words to be looked-up. One thing about the Kobo ebook store is that it has a nice clean layout with lots of sorting and searching options.