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Aluratek LIBRE Digital Text Reader AEBK01FS

3.9 out of 5 stars 39 customer reviews
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  • Screen Size:5"
  • Display Screen Technology:Electronic Paper
  • Color:Black
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  • Weight: 1.4 pounds
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Aluratek LIBRE AEBK01FS Digital Text Reader AEBK01FS eBook Readers

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Product Dimensions 9.6 x 8.2 x 2.7 inches
Item Weight 1.4 pounds
Shipping Weight 1.4 pounds
ASIN B00407CLH4
Item model number AEBK01FS
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I bought this for my students to use in school. I love the fact that it is NOT WiFi or 3G connected, so they can not use class time on internet game sites. It comes loaded with all the classics I use in my class, and I can add works to it via USB from my computer. Every student should have one of these for school or college.
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A good little reader for someone who doesn't want wi-fi or all the bells and whistles like some other readers. You can download txt, epub, and pdf books easily from your computer to this ereader. It is lightweight and easy to use. My husband and I both have one and we are very satisfied with the reader.
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It's amazing I've only owned this for about 3 months and how far I've come with it. I found a free program called Calibre that will reformat any ebook to whatever format you want. I convert anything my friends give me or I download to rtf using this program. It's fast and efficient. Each book I put into an author folder, "last name, first name" and then into a genre folder. I've found Calibre chokes on things like the Charles Dickens complete works I downloaded from Amazon. It was just too big for the program to handle. I can't open the original format version on the Aluratek Libre e-reader. Calibre can't convert protected files either. But otherwise it's an amazing program, which also has a search feature that will search multiple book sites all over the internet for you at once. You just have to be careful not to download free books from foreign sites that are rights protected in the U. S. I've found a 16 GB sd card is plenty big because I'm not using this for music any more for the reasons I expressed elsewhere here. I think I have about 5000 books on it and still about 10 gb free space. I've messed around with other e-readers in stores and for the price, easy interface and flexibility, this is the best, in my opinion. I even bought a cheap, other brand, color, back lit unit, but found I prefer reading without the back lighting and couldn't get my movies to run on it. Until I get an iPad, this is the best. And I imagine I'll still want to read on this most of the time. I'll update if I find I feel differently about it.

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Now that I've been using the Aluratek Libre Pro for a week, I thought I'd add some important information to the front end of my review.
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I enjoy my Libre; it has plenty of storage space, and you can expand with memory cards. It's also easy to manage files; plug the memory card into your computer and rearrange at will, then plug back into the reader. It doesn't hold a charge long if you leave it turned off, so if you only use it occasionally, be prepared to read plugged in or charge it before you take it along. I recommend it; easy to use, easy to read, and easy to take along!
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By Luke on June 12, 2015
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I bought a few of these as gifts for kids. Depending on the color and seller, you can find these new as low as $25, and as high as $75, all here on Amazon... For $75, absolutely not. For $25 -- it's OK. This is NOT an e-ink reader, it has a grayscale LCD monitor. No backlight. There is a glare, not too bad, but a bit annoying in bright daylight. It is readable in bright light and bright sun, although in the sun the text is washed out a bit and flickers rapidly. You cannot notice this flicker in lower light conditions, but in bright sun it's definitely there, like an old tv, just shakes and flickers. Since it is NOT an e-ink device, the battery life is pretty poor -- probably about 2-3 hours of reading is what I get out of this on a single charge. It charges fast, but so does my Nook and Kindle, and they last weeks. It does support SD card expansion, which I have actually tried and works with 1GB - 8GB cards. The internal storage is dysmal, 100 MB, and most of that is taken up by the pre-loaded classics. You can add another 10-15 non-illustrated epub books to that. For me it's ok, because I don't see why you need to carry 500 books with you at all times, either you're the world speed reading champion, or you've been stranded on the island from "Lost"... but to each their own. So, yes, you can read ebooks with this, but it is not going to be a pleasure to read like with a regular book or an e-ink reader like the Kindle, Nook, Kobo or other. My advice is, buy a Kindle, you can even find them used for $30-40 nowadays, but if you really want to have an ebook reader (besides your phone or tablet which you probably already own), this is the one for you. Or as cheap gifts for kids who will likely never look at it again, like me.
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This e reader does the job it's stated to do, its not e ink so it don't make much sense comparing it to that technology.It came with a little envelope type case, hand strap, ear bud and an adapter which can recharge my e book using my usb connection on my laptop or plugged directly into the wall socket(110v). There really were 100 books and from skimming through a few and reading Sherlock Holmes to the end, they seemed complete.
This version did not come with the 2 gig SDHC memory card so I bought my own, an 8 gig,it plays mp3 and audio books but not to loudly(probably need to get a better quality ear piece), has the book mark feature and switches of to conserve battery life if you fall asleep, while reading.
I've loaded a couple of pics and it looks cool in black and white, but my main use for it is reading novels,self-help books and biographies.Technical diagrams don't show up too hot on this,but it don't strain my eye like the back light on my computer, and it reads most format PDF,TXT,Epub etc. Most books I have are in adobe digital format and on one review someone mentioned "calibre e book management" a free software that assist in converting some books into a more compatible format -not copy-wright protected stuff!!
Battery life for me is about two and a half days, but I don't read continuously, daily living requires my attention,so 3-4hrs a day if i get time, and mp3 music do tend to run it down faster as well. I've had this reader since
April last year,-bought it through a family member- and its still going strong, may buy something bigger for reading text books but its not an urgent need.I enjoy my e reader and if you're looking for something affordable and easy to use its a great choice!!
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