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The Sharper Image Literati 7-in. eReader [Toy]


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  • Read simply, one touch purchases, you're reading in seconds
  • Reading in color
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • Night / Day reading modes
  • Expandable Memory
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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B004CFIPMY
  • Average Customer Review: 2.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #132,817 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 15, 2010

Product Description

The Sharper Image Literati 7-in. eReader. Read simply, one touch purchases, you're reading in seconds. Color screen, rechargeable batteries, Night & Day mode, expandable memory.

Customer Reviews

If you are buying this device, make sure that you know what you are (not) getting.
B. Gul
(My Kindle charges in 30 min- 60min) I had this plugged in 2 hours and it was not quite all the way charged from a 1/3 full.
SciFi lover
I have since tried calling 10 more times, and each time get an automated response saying all lines are busy.
Loki

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

51 of 52 people found the following review helpful By SciFi lover on February 7, 2011
THIS IS AN EDIT!! June 30th, 2011
WARNING
I finally upgraded my personal desktop to Windows 7 and my Literati does not work with it at all.
I tried adding books by drag and drop, tried Calibre too. The first connection seemed to work but then after unmounting and disconnecting the USB, the Literati would not 'update' and just shut off. After turning back on, everything was slower in the boot and the book I had added didn't show up. I tried reconnecting and deleting the book, but now I can neither remove or add books. Delete doesn't work, etc... I decided to connect it to a Windows XP computer and it no longer recognizes the book reader. The books already on it are still readable though. I tried reseting, didn't help. I tried factory reset and it did not erase the books again. This is supposed to remove everything. I tried to factory reset again, but still no deleting or adding.

I have tried different cables and another Windows 7 computer. I have tried to delete directly from the Literati and even that does not work anymore! After web research, I found many people saying it was incompatible with their Window 7 too, so common problem.

It was a good eReader for $50 but now... I'll see if I can get it replaced. If I had known this issue, I would have never connected to a Windows 7 machine, I would have kept all books on the SD card. Now I'm so disappointed, 6 months is all I got out of it, and whatever books I want to read that are on it so... 2 stars because I really like it and read a lot of books on it at night during that time. So sad to see it go but not worth it to repurchase.

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41 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Lisa M. Reecer on November 30, 2010
It was fun while it was working. I only had 3 chapters left of a book and it froze on me. I let the battery die then recharged it, finished my book, then went to the online store to get more books and it said it needed updated then restarted, when I restated it it froze, tried everything to get it working again but still froze. The Literati and sharper image websites are no help. They have technical support for only 4 hrs a day. I returned it to kohls for another one and after updates it did the same thing. I sent literati customer support a email and have heard nothing from them.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Carl Savillo Jr. on January 27, 2011
This is my fourth and hopefully my final update.

I've gotten comments back that I must work for Sharper Image, which I don't. But I think if you go to the websites in my third comment, you'll find your eReader.

Right now I think the Nook Color is the best value if you want color and are willing to spend around $250. The Literati, which some stores sell for $250 is no where near the capability and value of a Nook Color at that price. If you factor in the future capabilities, the Nook Color is a far better value even at $250. You can run the latest Android system 3.0 on it and also keep it as a full Nook eReader. It'a like having two machines in one. That makes it worth the higher cost.

The Literati, is good for one thing only, an eReader, period. Also, just comparing the Nook Color and the Literati as eReaders, I believe the Nook color wins again, with better screen resolution, web browser, capacitive touch screen, sound, and other built-in features, etc.

It looks like the Literati is fading away, but as an eReader you'll always be able to use it for that purpose.

The Nook color is the direction that eReaders are going with Android 3.0, the next step is a color "ink" system which will work like the "e-ink" systems out there now like Kindle. Without the glare of the sun on the screen these new "color" ink systems will become the standard for both indoor and outdoor reading use.
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This is my third update.

It not really about the Literati directly as I think it's a great deal for the money, but about websites that have good information/software and comparsions so you can make up your own decision.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By OnTheFence on May 19, 2011
I knew of this product and I was always intrigued by it. Why isn't it more popular, etc. I have an iPad so I thought the Literati would be a cool back up for when I dont want to lug the iPad around (its expensive, theft tempting, bulky, and so on...). Anyways, I saw one at Marshalls for 60 and thought hmm....why not. I jumped.

Since I am pretty familiar with these gadgets and have read tips on the Literati, I updated the OS on it and prepared books and PDFS on my 2 gig sd card.

80% percent of the time it is fine. It works great on ebooks. PDFs are kind of a pain. PDFS are made presized and so you can't size fonts up. The zoom range is limited (jumps by 25%) and that applies to the WHOLE page. The text is either too small or too big (bleeds off the screen). If the latter, the scrolling is not smooth so you can get lost scrolling left to right or up and down and its a hassle really. You can do landscape the hassle is still there. The screen is color and bright but of low res so it you wanna read with a small font, it will be pixelated and not 100% enjoyable as reading should be.

Night time mode helps (reversed) but even the black color on a lit lcd is enough to strain your eyes.

Some ebooks make the system crash in which it reboots and that takes a couple minutes to start up.

Has wifi which is great for Kobo but is NOT FOR INTERNET. NO INTERNET. Of course, I dont care but some of you may.

Now, if you are new to ebooks, this is good. If you read many pdfs, such as me (graphic designer techie guy), this is more of a technical complicator than a simplifier. If you want to just read books this is really great. Well, ebooks bought from Kobo on the Literati as ebooks you have prior have a chance in crashing the thing.
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