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SKYTEX Primer 7" Color E-reader and Media Player

by SKYTEX

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  • 7" color LCD display (800x480 resolution)
  • Open standard designs supports most popular eBook formats, including epub, pdf, txt, html, etc..
  • Support for Adobe DRM protected ePub and PDF (rent ebooks from the library, or purchase from a number or online resellers)
  • This all-in-one media device lets you play back music, movies, view photos and listen to FM radio
  • Built-in recording software, speakers, and mic
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Technical Details

  • Supported Formats:eBook PDF, ePub,FB2, HTML, TXT, and Mobi
  • Audio and Video:MP3, WMA, APE, FLAC, AAC, RMVB, VOB, DAT, MP4, FLV, 3GP
  • Image JPG, GIF, BMP
  • Languages English, Spanish, Chinese Traditional & Simplified, German, French, Russian, Polish, Korean, Japanese • more
  • ...the new standard in affordable portable media.
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 0.5 x 5.2 inches ; 13.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds
  • ASIN: B0044ZBXEO
  • Item model number: SXEB700
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #70,349 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 28, 2010

Product Description

Primer was designed to make life a little simpler.First, by consolidating all of your mobile entertainment onto one affordable and sleek device, and next, by ensuring compatibility with the media and hardware you already have or want.Primer's plug-and-play design connects to your PC or Mac for easy drag and drop transfer of your favorite media files..If the ability to carry around your favorite books with you anywhere you go sounds convenient, then being able to take your favorite books, movies, and music with you everywhere-in an affordable, thin and lightweight package-might just sound revolutionary.Primer allows you to do all of that and more. With 2GB of onboard storage (expandable with up to a 16GB micro SD card) you can easily carry 1000s of eBooks, songs and photos, and several full length movies.Read. Watch. Listen. Create.Don't you hate it when inspiration strikes and you don't have a convenient means of taking note of it? OK, so not everyone is going to use Primer's built-in mic and recording software to record the plans for their next great invention or a rough demo of their new sure-hit acoustic ballad.Some others, however, should find it pretty handy for those note-to-self moments.Convenience and CompatibilityPrimer was designed to make life a little simpler. First, by consolidating all of your mobile entertainment onto one affordable and sleek device, and next, by ensuring compatibility with the media and hardware you already have or want.Primer's plug-and-play design connects to your PC or Mac for easy drag and drop transfer of your favorite media files.The ability to read and playback the most popular eBook, music, and video file formats means your entertainment options are virtually limitless.And if you ever find yourself short on music files, you can always tune into Primer's built-in FM radio.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

They have the worst customer service I have ever dealt with.
Amazon Customer
The Audio is awsome and actually sounds like a stereo when you play music.
Terry
It goes on and off really fast and the menu is very easy to use.
Vesi

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

66 of 68 people found the following review helpful By M. Terrell on December 12, 2010
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For the money, this multimedia player does a lot: plays videos (including flash videos)and mp3s, displays photos, and serves as a decent ereader. Throw in a radio, an onboard speaker (albeit weak range) and recorder, and what's not to like? Well, for starters, as another reviewer notes, there are issues with the battery. The instructions say that for optimum use, you should do a full charge and discharge of the battery at least 4-5 times. What they don't say is that it may take more than 24 hours to do a full charge! It's true that with patience, the battery life does get longer, but not very long (watching videos, the longest it's worked is 2 1/2 hours, and 5 hours using the reader and playing music at the same time). Most people realize that you can only download kindle books with either a kindle or the kindle ap for androids, pcs, etc, so that was no problem for me. I have successfully downloaded books in ePub format from other sites, and enjoy the books already on the Primer. I've also downloaded news and magazines through ecalibre. I did have to figure out how to use each of the apps from the other sites (e.g.,Borders, my library), but once I did, no problems. What I do find annoying is that the directories are confusing, so it's not always easy to find your download immediately, and the ebook directory will list not only your ebooks but also your music, etc (though you can only play videos from the video directory and music from the music directory). I originally gave this multimedia player a four star review, then took that down after the battery problems. I am holding onto mine because it was cheap, and still does more things than a kindle. I also like the ereader's LCD screen better than either the kindle or the b & w nook.Read more ›
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101 of 108 people found the following review helpful By Socrates N. Turner, IV on November 19, 2010
Yes this unit uses cheap plastics, the screen graphics are antiquated, it doesn't have wifi or a camera, and it won't do your nails- but, man is this thing fun. By fun I mean, having the ability to carry 10000 books in the palm of your hand, and listen to thousands of songs. I thought the screen was small, but, it is adequate. I can't wait to have it in my hands pretty much all the time. The browser history allows you to read 10 books at a time, and return to the part in each book that you were just reading. It's no frills, although the color scheme is pretty cool. This is my new favorite gadget. It's not an I-Pad, you can actually buy 6 of these or get one I-Pad. As an e-reader, it's extremely adequate. I'm a techie, but, I'll compromise in the name of value. I don't see anything with the abilities of this thing, that isn't almost double the price. I'm sold. I just hope it lasts, the quality is questionable, but, man is this thing fun.

-----Update 1 year later----
*Dropped from 4 Stars to 2 Stars*
I was actually looking for a 10" e-reader and came across this product and my review. A year later- truthfully, this thing sits at the foot of my bed for weeks at a time. I bought a 7" Tablet that I adore- it really points out the inadequacies of this device. With the original Nook or Kindle being a few dollars more- I would not purchase this again. At the time it was a decent no-frills option, but not so much anymore.

Pros: The battery life is great. It reads a variety of types of ebooks. It plays videos (most formats:.avi,.mpg,whatever) and music. With an SD Card the memory is great.

Cons: Now that you can get a crappy tablet for around $100, the $70 you pay for this isn't worth it. The screen does not look like the online pictures, the resolution is very 2002.
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68 of 75 people found the following review helpful By Terry on October 29, 2010
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Wow!!!!!!! I am impressed. I bought this for my son for Christmas and just got it in the mail today. My daughter and I played with it for quite some time.
The clarity of the picture for all, photos, movies and ereader is incredible!!!
The Audio is awsome and actually sounds like a stereo when you play music. I know he will just love this Christmas!!!1
Fantastic price! I am so glad I did not spend the hundreds of dollars for another and I got more especially full color!!!!!
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By X742W4DP on March 31, 2011
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The operating instructions (in Chinglish) are certainly lacking but that was made up by the device's intuitive use and control. The micro-plug power connector is easily moved and the device loses connection but if placed on a flat surface that does not shift around the connection is good. After "playing" around with someone else's IPAD and Kindle, I decided I wanted an eGadget that would NOT cost me anything to download, and read "open" or generic ePub, PDF, WORD, MP3/MP4/JPG/WMA/WMV, etc. files. I was not interested in a Web-enabled device (I have a great laptop for that) and does not care for a "touch-screen" technology. I did not want a device with camera (I have a terrific Canon,) a GPS (my wife tells me where to go,) or a restaurant lookup capability (could not afford to eat out.) I also wanted a device with portable "flash card" capability that can allow me to "transport" files between my laptop and eGadget; a rechargeable battery via USB and AC power pack; audio playback via built-in speakers or stereo headphones; industry standard USB and RCA jacks; a screen size that would fit inside my old DayTimer zip case; reasonably light and thin; under $100. This little unit is a winner. I packed it with photos, homemade videos, MP3 music files, and documents in WORD and PDF format. I can watch three hour videos (I'm retired and I can do this) between recharge. I am a docent at the Hampton Roads Naval Museum and our museum manual is several hundred pages long, in PDF format. I now "carry" this manual on this Sytex and can easily check out a page or two when needed. The videos are not bright and hi-res compared to playback on a laptop (costing $600) or PC (with a 1GB gamer ATI Radeon card) but the resolution is good enough to enjoy the show. I am putting my comparison in perspective here.Read more ›
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