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Old 12-12-2009, 11:24 AM   #1
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I buy books from Fictionwise and get regaler updates from them.
So today I get a email from them and it is a add for a new ereader called the eslick.
Here is the link,
http://www.fictionwise.com/hardware/eslick/landing.htm
Well it looks a lot like my Cybook! That made me say Hummm.
Then I start reading the specs. It supports, eReader PDB, ePub, PDF, TXT, Any printable document (after converted to eReader PDB format with eReader eBook Studio tool or to PDF using included software)
From the fictionwise page.
They do have some nice looking cases for it I may have to get one as the case for my Cybook has had the corners worn through to the core.
So I wonder if Cybook is supplying this?
What do you guys think?
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Old 12-12-2009, 11:31 AM   #2
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Absolutely no mystery.

The CyBook is a Netronix EB600, for which Bookeen write their own firmware.
The eSlick is also a Netronix EB600. I don't know if they are writing their own firmware, or using the standard Netronix version.

There are lots of other EB600's out there too, eg the Cool-ER and a few others whose names escape me.
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I buy books from Fictionwise and get regaler updates from them.
So today I get a email from them and it is a add for a new ereader called the eslick.
Here is the link,
http://www.fictionwise.com/hardware/eslick/landing.htm
Well it looks a lot like my Cybook! That made me say Hummm.
Then I start reading the specs. It supports, eReader PDB, ePub, PDF, TXT, Any printable document (after converted to eReader PDB format with eReader eBook Studio tool or to PDF using included software)
From the fictionwise page.
They do have some nice looking cases for it I may have to get one as the case for my Cybook has had the corners worn through to the core.
So I wonder if Cybook is supplying this?
What do you guys think?
Mel W.
Case my fit indead. As HarrryT said, they kind of the same.
If you're looking for case, bookeen website, or noreve.com. Maybe pocketbook have some that would fit too.
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Old 12-12-2009, 11:44 AM   #4
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Maybe pocketbook have some that would fit too.
Good point. The Pocketbook 301 is yet another EB600-based device. Again, though, as with Bookeen, Pocketbook write their own firmware.
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Old 12-12-2009, 12:29 PM   #5
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Case my fit indead. As HarrryT said, they kind of the same.
If you're looking for case, bookeen website, or noreve.com. Maybe pocketbook have some that would fit too.
I have been disappointed in the cover from bookeen in more ways then how fast it has worn out the corners. The magnets that hold it closed have been lose from day one. I open the case to read and have to push the magnet back in place. Or it wont stay closed.
Thanks for the info about Netronix EB600 I will have a look for there web site.
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Just to clarify: Netronix don't sell machines to the general public. They manufacture the hardware, which other companies (such as Bookeen, eSlick, etc) buy and add their own logo, and perhaps their own firmware, too.
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The magnets that hold it closed have been lose from day one.
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You should have asked for a replacement. I have two of these, while corners got a bit worn after time, they still hold together no problem.
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Absolutely no mystery.

The CyBook is a Netronix EB600, for which Bookeen write their own firmware.
They seem to have forgotten the bit about releasing it though.

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