Sunday, February 21, 2010

Can you idenitify this ebook reader?

I am reading a study that compares ease and effectiveness of ready an ebook versus a conventional book. The ebook doesn't compare favorably when it comes to comprehension or eye strain. The thing is they do not specify the screen type (front lit, back lit, e-ink?). Does anyone know what sort of reader this is?
* Kang Y-Y, Wang M-JJ & Lin R. (2009). Usability evaluation of e-books. Displays, 30, 49-52.


Teddy Pig said...

Looks a little bit like the old RCA...

That might be one of the old LCD screen readers. There were tons of knock offs of those.

Emily Veinglory: said...

Well, not surprising if that caused some eye strain. Funny choice for a 2009 study?

Teddy Pig said...

HAH! Found it!

That is either a Kolin eBook Reader or more likely Easyread (Personal Digital Reader).

These are like the old RCA REB 1100 or what is more widely known as the first eBookwise.