At last week’s The Gadget Show Live, Elonex showed off a new eBook reader, which will retail for £99 and features WiFi and a 7 inch colour touch screen. It doesn’t utilise eInk for the display, of course, instead it’s plain old TFT and as a result won’t be as easy on the eye for long reading periods and won’t offer eInk’s amazing battery life.
On that note, I suspect the Elonex rep featured in the video below got his wires crossed when talking in terms of page turns when describing power consumption, and the device on show wasn’t a working model either, so overall we’re holding our judgment.
Also on show was a second more traditional eInk touting reader from Elonex, which resembled a mini Amazon Kindle, perhaps a better looking one. I was quite smitten with the 5inch device and almost left the show £130 lighter. But for once, sense prevailed and instead I’ll wait till I can get my hands on a review loan. Due diligence pays after all.