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6 reviews
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enTourage eDGe


$499.00 Released February, 2010

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Dual screens with different functionality - 9.7" e-paper on the left, 10.1" LCD display with Wacom digitizer on the right. Two sides of the device communicate - eg/ easily look up words you find on your left reader side in a browser on the right. Runs Android.

The Cons:High price. No official Android Marketplace support. 6-16 hours of battery life (16 hours with e-paper only) - short compared to the competition.

The enTourage eDGe is a sophisticated dual-screen e-book reader that combines the functions of an e-reader, netbook, notepad, and audio-video recorder/player. It allows users to read an e-book, surf the Internet, take digital notes, send/receive instant messages or email, record videos/audio, and even watch a movie or listen to music.

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The left screen hosts a 9.7” e-paper display with 16 shades of gray, whereas the right screen is 10.1” and features the Google Android operating system. It stays connected either via the integrated 802.11b/g card or with an optional EVDO/HSDPA 3G modem. Included also is Bluetooth, an SD card slot, dual USB ports, a headphone jack, and a rechargeable battery that can last anywhere from 6 to 16 hours.

Additional Information

Both screens are touchscreen and encourage scribbling/note-taking by hand, virtual keyboard, or optional keyboard. They can also be flipped around 180 degrees putting the e-journal on the right and the netbook on the left.

Features

  • Dual-Screen E-Book Reader
  • 9.7” E-Paper Display
  • 10.1” LCD Display
  • Google Android OS
  • WiFi Connectivity
  • 3G Connectivity (Optional)
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • USB Connectivity
  • SD Memory Expansion
  • Rechargeable

Specifications

  • OS: Linux w/Android
  • E-Paper Display: 9.7” e-Ink
  • E-Paper Input: Wacom Penabled
  • LCD Display: 10.1” (1024x600)
  • Screen Rotation: 90/180 Degrees
  • Internal Memory: 4GB (3000 books)
  • External Memory: SD, USB
  • Audio: 3.5mm; integrated mic/speakers
  • Mobile Modem (Optional): EVDA or HSDPA
  • Battery: Lithium-ion polymer (6-16 hours)
  • Connectivity: 802.11b/g, Bluetooth
  • E-Reader File Formats: ePub, PDF
  • Audio File Formats: MP3, WAV, 3GPP, MP4, AMR, AAC, OGG, M4A
  • Video File Formats: 3GP, MP4, Adobe Flash Lite (H.264)
  • Inputs: Stylus on e-paper/touchscreen; virtual keyboard; Bluetooth/USB keyboard (optional)

Model Variations

  • enTourage eDGe | Midnight Blue - $490.00
  • enTourage eDGe | Piano Black - $490.00
  • enTourage eDGe | Ruby Red - $530.00
  • enTourage eDGe | Glaciar White - $530.00
  • enTourage eDGe | Icy Blue - $530.00

User Reviews (6)

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Pros
  • 5

    dual screens with different functionality - 9.7" e-paper on the left, 10.1" LCD display with Wacom digitizer on the right

  • 4

    two sides of the device communicate - eg/ easily look up words you find on your left reader side in a browser on the right

  • 3

    runs Android

  • 3

    WiFi

  • 3

    compact and lightweight

  • 3

    two devices in one - much better than carrying both a netbook and e-reader

  • 3

    includes netbook-like functionality - much improved over the read-only functionality of an e-reader

  • 3

    Wacom digitizer - lets you hand write notes precisely

  • 3

    3.5mm headphone jack

  • 3

    4GB of internal storage

  • 3

    USB ports for external peripherals - eg/ external keyboard

  • 2

    optional 3G

  • 2

    the first of a new type of device - sleek, lightweight all-in-one, much better suited to the students needs than a netbook/notebook/e-reader/smartphone

  • 1

    comes in 5 colours

Cons
  • 3

    high price

  • 3

    no official Android Marketplace support

  • 2

    6-16 hours of battery life (16 hours with e-paper only) - short compared to the competition

  • 1

    not detachable

  • 1

    large ugly bezels

  • 1

    quite thick and large - 3x thicker than the Kindle DX, the size of a netbook

  • 1

    unattractive aesthetic

  • 1

    less attractive book buying experience compared to its big e-book reader competition

  • 1

    only Android 1.6

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