- Brand Name: Velocity Micro
- Model Number: R101
- Operating System: android 2.0
- Display Technology: LCD
- Display Size: 7.00 inches
Velocity Micro Cruz Reader, Black (R101)
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- Access to over 2 million eBooks via included Borders eBook library portal application, as well as Cruz Market
- Built-in dictionary, notepad, calendar, alarm clock, contacts, games, and other useful apps
- 802.11b/g Wi-Fi and full browser support-download remarkable content, astonishing applications, and amazing games
- Crystal clear 4:3, 800 x 600 full-color touchscreen display is ideal for viewing eBooks and eMagazines, Web pages, and movies
- USB and SD card slot for upgradable storage; includes a 4 GB SD card (Pre-installed)
- Android 2.0
- 256 MB integrated
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The next generation of eReaders. "Cruz" through books, magazines, and newspapers on this revolutionary device's crystal-clear, full-color, 7-inch display. Use the built-in Borders bookstore app to download and read over 2 million eBooks in a light and convenient package. At just under one pound, the 0.6-inch-thick Cruz Reader goes everywhere you do and fits perfectly in one hand. Staying up-to-date with email and social networks is just a Wi-Fi hotspot away, thanks to the Cruz Reader's 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi and full browser support. You can even load your Cruz Reader up with all your favorite music and movies, using the included 4GB SD card.
An affordable touchscreen color eReader.
USB and SD slots for memory expansion.
Download remarkable content, astonishing applications, and amazing games.
Full-Color Touchscreen Display
The Cruz Reader features a seven-inch (diagonal) touchscreen with 800 x 600 pixel resolution, ideal for viewing eBooks and eMagazines, Web pages, and movies. The built-in, tilt-activated accelerometer will flip the page display from portrait to landscape and back when you turn the device.
The Cruz Reader and Cruz Tablet are built using the Android OS, an easy-to-use, powerful, and reliable operating system from the team at Google. Designed for touchscreen devices like the Cruz, Android helps you easily manage your programs with a vastly intuitive interface.
Pack dozens of books for a weeklong getaway without weighing down your suitcase. The Cruz Reader offers access to over 2 million eBooks via the included Borders eBook library portal application. Velocity's own Cruz Market also provides eBook content, and is a one-stop shop for downloading apps and videos from a broad array of content and providers, all in one market. Support is provided for ePub, PDF, TXT, PDB, and HTML reader files.
Enjoy Your Other Media
Bring your favorite movies on a plane without the hassle of a portable DVD player or laptop, with support for MPEG-4 and H.264 video formats. Listen to your favorite tunes in MP3, WMA, AAC, or WAV formats. Or share pictures from your last vacation with JPEG, GIF, PNG, and BMP support.
Stay Connected with 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi and Full Browser Support
Put the power of the Internet right in your hands. Stay connected with email and social networks even while on the road. Download remarkable content, astonishing applications, and amazing games.
Slim and Stylish
Velocity has designed and refined the Cruz Reader to be as stylish as it is functional. Get ready to attract attention with the sleek, slim, and stylish Cruz Reader.
Add Storage Capacity
The Cruz Reader offers 256 MB internal storage, expandable via both USB and SD card slots. A 4 GB micro SD card is included with the device (pre-installed)
The Cruz Reader includes a built-in dictionary, notepad, calendar, alarm clock, contacts, games, and other useful apps.
An extended life, user-replaceable lithium-ion battery is included, offering up to 10+ hours of life on a single charge (24+ hours on standby).
Each Cruz is backed by Velocity Micro's expert US-based support, for extra peace of mind.
What's in the Box
Cruz Reader, docking station (Not Powered), AC adapter, carrying pouch, user's guide, and 4 GB SD card (pre-installed).
Top Customer Reviews
Once purchased and unpacked I was surprised and elated to see that the battery was >75% charged. This allowed me to assess my new toy right away. Out of the box I was able to flawlessly connect to three WiFi networks, home, work and a coffee shop. I was also able to easily download a free eBook from Borders. As many suggest, I then updated the firmware. Once updated, I began to download, install, and personalize my Cruz.
-Android OS 2.0
-Vivid color LCD (Text is very clear and easy to read)
-Responsive touch screen (do not need to press hard at all)
-Fully functional web browser
-Ability to customize with a multitude of apps (there is more then the Cruz market)
-Accelerometer makes reading some books (i.e. illustrated children's) easier
-Battery life for an LCD and WiFi device is good (can use for web based apps throughout the day)
-Velocity's tech support is very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful
-Limited to Android OS 2.0 (w/out hacking)
-Screen gets smudged easily
-Currently no access to the Android Market
-Even though the battery is good, could be more robust
-Lack of full manual in box
-Currently a lack of 3rd party accesories
What comes in the box:
Device, soft-padded sleeve, quick start guide, cradle, USB cable, Charger, and installed 4gb microSD card.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
really sucky tablet. I got this before much betters ones came out. I should have spent a little more at the time to get a better one.Published 1 month ago by David H.
Actually can't do anything at all. 90% of the screen does not respond to touches, and I can't even get into the settings to try to reset it completely to see if that might be the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Seth Skinner
Issues with the touch screen it was not responisve so made it difficult to use.Published 2 months ago by avalon018
Maybe not the greatest but built like a tank, battery life exceeds expectations.Published 5 months ago by lester a medley
it was worth the money .. the speed was slow. I gave it to my daughter .Published 7 months ago by carolyn grant
I,m some what disappointed with my Reader, it takes a lot of time to load the booksPublished 12 months ago by W.O.W
It is a much smaller Cruz than the one I lost. Cruz makes a great product, but this one is just too small for my old eyes to read a book with. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Chuck Willis