Of course I had to get one of those. And it's good that I pre-ordered. At about 1PM it was sold out. Apparently the personal at the store wasn't aware of the impact it had.
|Yes, it's off!|
After that you need to enter, or register, the Thalia-account. This is straight forward. Then the Adobe ID, because it uses Adobe-DRM for ePub. Again, if you do not have one already, it's created. Finally it starts up, and you see your home screen.
|Nicely presented. It's on? No.|
Buying books is a hassle. Although the interface is nice, good search, categories and all, you need to enter the password again to buy. That's a no-go. Either you chose a password that isn't secure enough, or you have to be "Lt. Cmd. Data" to type this without a password-storage. I rather use my computer then. But that's a real bummer.
It's quite quick, the display, like all eInk, needs some time to refresh. The OS is GNU/linux-based system. Configuration menus are simple, but doesn't offer much. The size of the characters can be set in each eBook separately, togther with the font. You can store bookmarks with notices. That's fine and useful. The typing is performed by a shown keyboard on the display. The layout is not very good. You need to switch a lot to different modes, which isn't much fun when typing in passwords in setup. If you connect it to the computer, both internal memory and the microSD-card is recognized as usb-mass storage. That's a great advantage. Information for the bookshelf-list is used from the title and author metadata tags of pdf e.g.
There is a web-browser integrated with direct access to wikipedia, but you can surf freely in the web, too.
I could use ePubs bought from txtr.com and Kobo. This is real cool. It worked flawless. HTML-files must be in one file. Or every file will be shown as a separate eBook, which makes this almost unusable. The pdf's are nicely rendered, and you can choose many different ways to view it.
|Slot for microSD, 3,5mm headphone, charging LED, microUSB|
|Battery left. You can slide it out to replace.|
|USB-Charger. Normal USB-Cable plugged in.|
|That's all: Cable, charger, Oyo and quick manual|