What do you do when you can’t beat the top players in a market? You differentiate. That’s what Laser EB101 E-Reader is all about. It’s a 5″ screen e-reader that has a TFT LCD screen (instead of E-ink) and supports DRM files (allegedly). As expected, this device’s battery life is not that great (only 6 hours). It does have an internal SD card reader, 2 GB of on-board memory, and full color capability. But is that enough?
The above specifications are not that impressive. But this device would be worth it for some if it supported AZW files. Laser Co does hint at this feature:
The Laser EB101 E-Book reader accommodates ALL formats of E-book including DRM managed content which is legitimately purchased from on line stores such as Amazon.
Unfortunately, Amazon does not easily license its DRM technology, so you are out of luck if you decide to pick up this e-reader. Why Laser Co mentions EB101 supporting Amazon books (when it does not) is very curious.
Laser EB101 E-Reader is somewhat decent and costs only $150. Unfortunately, it won’t be replacing your Kindle or nook. E-reader fans may be able to forgive Apple for not using E-ink technology on Apple iPad. Don’t expect them to do the same with this device. The battery life is even more disappointing. Laser EB101 E-Reader is an interesting e-reader but we’ll take a pass.