COOL-ER

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A "silver shine" COOL-ER, front.
Reverse side

The COOL-ER is an e-book reader from UK company Interead. The device is compatible with both Mac and Windows computers, comes in a variety of colors, and supports e-books in English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Dutch, Russian, Korean, Ukrainian, Mandarin and Japanese.[1] The device is commonly compared with the Amazon Kindle. Reviewers cite the lower price, MP3 support, and lighter weight as advantages; but complain of the COOL-ER's lack of wireless connectivity and button insensitivity.[2][3] On the 8 June 2010, Interead went into liquidation after failing to secure funding.[4][5]

Specifications[edit]

Dimensions[edit]

  • Height (mm): 183
  • Width (mm): 117.74
  • Depth (mm): 10.89
  • Volume (litres): 0.23
  • Weight (g): 178

Screen[edit]

  • Size: 6"
  • DPI: 170 pixels per inch
  • Levels of Greyscale: 8
  • Type: E Ink Vizplex
  • Manufacturer: PVI (E Ink)

Hardware[edit]

  • Storage: 1 GB
  • Memory: 128 MB
  • Processor: Samsung S3C2440 ARM 400 MHz
  • Battery: Li-Polymer battery (1000 mAh)
  • Battery Life: 8000 page turns
  • Memory Expansion: SD (up to 4GB)
  • Wireless: No

Compatibility[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "COOL-ER FAQs - Official website". Interead. Retrieved August 25, 2009. 
  2. ^ Ganapati, Priya (14 May 2009). "Hands On: New Cool-er E-Book Reader Turns Up the Heat". Wired. Retrieved August 25, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Cool-er eBook Reader Review". Gizmodo. Retrieved August 25, 2009. 
  4. ^ Jones, Philip (07-12-2010). "Company behind Cool-er reader goes into liquidation". The Bookseller. Retrieved 14 July 2010. 
  5. ^ Bowers, Simon (2010-07-13). "Court hits the off button on Cool-er e-reader company". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 14 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "COOL-ER Technical Specification". Interead. Retrieved August 25, 2009. 

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