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ICARUS eXceL 9.7" E-ink Ebook Reader with Wacom Touchscreen (Handwritting Annotations) and WLAN

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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Icarus
  • Model: E1050BK
  • Display Size: 9.7 inches

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 2.7 x 11.2 inches ; 2.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • ASIN: B007FC2QBW
  • Item model number: E1050BK
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #103,909 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 9, 2012

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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By wbheller on May 22, 2012
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I haven't had this Icarus Excel ereader for long enough to really put it through its paces, but so far I like it a lot. I got it primarily for reading--and taking handwritten notes on--pdf files, and it works well. Navigation could be a little easier and it would be really nice to be able to jump between several open documents, but it seems to serve its main purpose well.

I should note that the charger is a USB cable with a plug adapter, but the adapter is for European outlets. That's fine for me, since I have plenty of USB adapters for US outlets, but it is an interesting oddity.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By AK047 on December 9, 2012
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Great for PDFs, perfect for a student. However, it is not so easy to jump around quickly within a text.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Andre on January 31, 2014
PROS: large screen, high resolution, zooming and annotation features. CONS: weight. ** ICARUS is rebranded from Onyx M92. The M92 review: the toolbar can be configured with 'Zooming Icons' which allows one tap access to 4 main functions (1.whole page, 2.full width, 3.full height, 4.rectangle select). Icon 1 and 4 are used frequently in landscape mode. Pressing the dedicated menu button gives plenty more rendering options. Text re-flow is possible. So far M92 ($330) is the best eReader for professionals as of writing (January 2014). Sony 13.3 is not available yet and price estimates of $1000. ONYX vs ICARUS: M92 offers a somewhat functional web browser. ICARUS has web browser? (see other reviewer). A few other 9 inch eReaders also exist but they just do no get these two basic things right: 1.zooming and 2.annotation
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Christopher on February 14, 2014
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Useful, big enough to read pdf's of books that have never been made into e-books - this was the primary reason and it serves it well. I found it too slow to use it to annotate anything, perhaps future iterations will be more responsive. Battery is really weak, lasts much less than a week. And they send me a European plug, despite the fact that it was shipped here, to the US. That's really lack of consideration from their side, and I have to charge it via laptop, as if there was no charger at all. A bit overpriced, with a hindsight I think I'd rather go for the $100 cheaper Kindle DX, which has similarly big screen, and doesn't have what you don't use anyway - i.e. the touchscreen.
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