On the website of my friendly neighbourhood computer store (Atic Computers, Vancouver, B.C.), I found a digital frame called the RJ Tech RJ-901DPF (link
). Advertised price is $CDN 85.00.
Among its listed features is an .txt file ebook reader:
* 7" LCD Digital Photo Frame with 3 Interchangeable frames
* Bright 7" TFT active matrix LCD screen (480 x 240 resolution)
* 3 Interchangeable frames for your DIY and easy to change frames
* Supports JPEG, MP3, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, AVI formats stored on supported memory cards or USB flash memory
* Supports media card format: CF/CFII/SD/MMC/MS, to view pictures and files stored in your camera
* Supports direct PC connection via USB cable for file transfer
* View digital photo / picture slideshow with background music
* File management without PC
* Supports built-in flash
* Built-in clock & calendar with alarm function
* Earphone output
* Rotation of pictures to view portraits
* Save files directly to internal flash memory by connecting from your PC, MP3 player, USB flash drive, or memory card
* E-book function: supports TXT format to read your favorite bed time story
* Simply insert compatible memory card or USB flash memory into the digital frame to show photos, play MP3 music and video files
* Audio and video output to TV
* Compatible with most digital cameras stored JPEG images
* Built-in 2 speakers to listen to MP3 or watch MPEG-4 movies
* Accessories included: remote control, AC cable, AC-DC adaptor, USB cable, 3 interchangeable frames
* Automatic slideshow with multiple transition effects, adjustable display time, and background music
* User friendly on screen display lets you access all controls easily
Googling this make and model brought up only stores in Canada selling this.
I think I might pick one of these up. A $300 eink reader is still not a good value for me (I regularly pick up 25 cent paperbacks at my two local used bookstores on a weekly basis; and with the library for classics, the price isn't right yet).
Not sure what the quality of this device will be (might be too good to be true). I would also like to see if I can install/boot Linux on it. So we'll see what happens.
Edit: The device listing on the Manufacturer's Website
, however, lists no ebook function. I wonder if this is a mistake, a discontinued feature, or an oversight.