Read any good books lately? We have, yet our shelves are completely bereft of the papery, space-thieving blighters. And that's because we've been perusing the hottest fiction, romance, fantasy, horror and more using the incredible COOL-ER eBook Reader.
Set to become the iPod of eReaders, this wafer thin gizmo will revolutionise the way you read and buy books. Because let’s face it, much as we love good ol’ paper and ink, the relentless march of technology waits for no one - after all, you're reading from a screen right now.
45% lighter than other eReaders
Capable of storing between 500-800 novels, the 1GB COOL-ER (expandable via SD) uses E-ink technology to replicate the experience of reading a book. It has to be seen to be disbelieved; the glare-free 6" display looks just like paper. You'll be tempted to lick your finger to turn the pages. It's also unaffected by direct sunlight, so you can carry on reading wherever you may roam. Amazing!
Download 1000s of books!
Simply download your books from any of the countless online sources floating around in cyberspace and drag them on to this USB friendly slice of genius. It's easier than...erm, picking up a book. Better still, all COOL-ER owners receive a 25% lifetime discount at Coolerbooks.com, home to over 750,000 titles, 500,000 of which are completely free. You're spoilt for choice: thrillers, chick lit, biographies, children's books, languages, best sellers - we were even gripped by a guide to used Fiat Bravas, which is hardly surprising because we still haven't got over the novelty of reading books digitally. Bulky tomes? How terribly last century.
Change font and text size
List of chapters
Use it for mp3s or Sudoku!
The COOL-ER's internal battery charges in around three hours and lasts for 8000 page turns (the equivalent of reading War and Peace five times). And should you fall asleep (which you undoubtedly will if you're reading War and Peace five times) it automatically switches off after 15 minutes.
Available in all the colours of the rainbow!
Speaking of turning pages, the COOL-ER's iPod-style scroll wheel acts as a menu selector and page turner. It also lets you select from six font sizes and toggle between landscape and portrait viewing. The only thing it won't do is make some fresh faced Z-listers godawful autobiography remotely entertaining.
It’s not all about the written word though, because this unputdownable little gadget also plays MP3s, so you can listen as you read. Hmmm... Dostoyevsky and Lady Gaga. Indeed it's a proper format muncher and is compatible with several file types including PDF, EPUB, FB2, RTF, TXT, HTML, PRC and JPG. It's even multi-lingual and can be used in eight different languages. Wunderbar!
Available in eight snazzy colours, the COOL-ER's greatest feature is quite possibly its sleek and discreet casing, because anything that allows you to read an ex Page 3 girl's memoirs without attracting derisive looks is a great buy in our book. Eyes down, this is going to be a best-seller!
25% lifetime discount at coolerbooks.com. Where you can find over 300,000 titles!
1x COOL-ER eBook Reader
1x USB cable
1x Headphone converter plug
1x Quick start guide
Measures approximately: 183mm (H) x 118mm (W) x 11mm (D)
Weight approximately: 178g
E Ink® Vizplex
Samsung® S3C2440 ARM 400MHz
Li-Polymer battery (1000mAh)
Battery Life (single charge)
SD Card (up to 4GB)
PDF, EPUB, FB2, RTF, TXT, HTML, PRC, JPG, MP3
Easy Switch Landscape/Portrait Options
Minimum system requirements:
Microsoft® Windows® 2000 with Service Pack 4, Windows XP with Service Pack 2, or Windows Vista® (Home Basic 32-bit and Business 64-bit editions supported)