The eReader has a 6-inch screen with Eink functionality. It supports various formats including PDF, HTML, ePub and TXT files. It also comes preloaded with 1,500 titles from Project Gutenberg, which includes classics such as D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover.
The new review compares the eReader to the Kobo and the Kindle. From the Morning Herald: “Both the Kogan and the Kobo work with Adobe Digital Editions – iTunes-esque desktop software used for downloading purchased DRM-protected ePUB books and copying them to your device… When it comes to turning pages the Kogan is quite fast when you’re reading one of the pre-installed text files – about 1.5 seconds.”
The piece also points out the eReader’s shortcomings. “Both the Kogan and the Kobo lack wifi and mobile broadband, so you can’t search for books and download them directly to the device as you can with the Kindle. Nor can you buy books online in a browser and send them directly to the device. Instead you need to download books to your computer and copy them across.”