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Old 10-06-2009, 07:07 AM   #1
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Spotted: Gosund GS601 e-reader from China

If you can't count anymore on getting special attention by waving around a mainstream e-book reader, how about you try this little beauty straight from China. Dubbed GS601 E-ink, it looks different from any other reading device I've seen so far. Aside from that, the specs look rather mundane:
  • Display: E Ink, 6-inch 800x600
  • Size (in mm): 160x116x9
  • Weight: 1kg (if true, it'd make it the heaviest e-book reader ever)
  • Internal Memory: Flash?
  • External memory: 1GB-16GB
  • Connectivity: USB 2.0
  • Battery: Lithium-Polymer 3.7V 1000mA
  • Lifetime: "up to 20hrs" reading time or 16hrs audio playback
  • Formats supported: TXT, DOC, PDB, PDF, JPG, BMP, MP3, WMA, APE, FLAC, AAC, WAV, OGG

When I tried to figure out the price through the order page, it would say zero yuan, so it doesn't seem to be available yet. Or, it's just a very good price.

Link to the product page: GS601 E-ink

Thanks to Lee for the tip!
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:10 AM   #2
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1kg? Wow! Reading a book becomes a workout!
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:14 AM   #3
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About 5 times heavier than the avarage e-reader.... Looks nice, but, as you said, not spectacular in specs.
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:18 AM   #4
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I will take it for 0 Yuan. Ok, maybe 5 Yuan, cash.
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:58 AM   #5
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I like the way that they make it seem more impressive by giving the storage capacity in words as opposed to books.

Shame that it doesn't really support many formats...
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Old 10-06-2009, 10:16 AM   #6
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the battery life seems low, compared to current tech.
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Old 10-06-2009, 11:14 AM   #7
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20 hours? It's pretty long. You read how many pages per minute?

20 hours is 1200 minutes. Let's say you read 3 pages per minutes, so, it will give you about 4000 pages. I've yet to time my Mini, so I've no idea how many pages I'll get out of one charge (they say 8000 I believe)
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3 page per minute? Gosh! Either you are a speed reader or you use a large font size. I don't think I can get much more than 1 page per minute.
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Either way I rather have a battery capacity in hours (with let say one page turn every 50s) than in "continuous page turn" like almost all current devices.
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20 hours? It's pretty long. You read how many pages per minute?

20 hours is 1200 minutes. Let's say you read 3 pages per minutes, so, it will give you about 4000 pages. I've yet to time my Mini, so I've no idea how many pages I'll get out of one charge (they say 8000 I believe)
I get twice that with my reader. I've been reading on it, for a week solid since my last charge, and it just now says it is at three quarter charge. I've probably gone close to that 20 hour limit in that time.
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There may be a connection between the good price and its weight.?. So: if the weight goes down, the price goes up. Hurray for heavy readers!!
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If the image is not photoshopped, this would be the first ereader with a glossy screen (all the others are matt). Thats going from the reflection.
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1kg seems unrealistic! Perhaps with AC adaptor.
The only way it could be 1kg is if it was made out of plain steel.
1kg is the weight of a milk carton, and usually 3 of these devices would fit in that space.

I'd set my bets on 1lbs (approx 0,46Kg).

Also, I use 8pt as font size, and rather read 1 page every 3 minutes,than 3 pages every minute!
1page per minute seems realistic. It could also depend on formatting and layout!
One block of text could be harder to read than poems written centered on the screen,with a 100pix border.
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1Kg is either the total weight of the whole product package, or typo.
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