The Rocket eBook was one of the first e-readers produced; it used a LCD screen and could store up to ten e-books. Books were loaded on the device by connecting it to a computer. Rocket-compatible e-books were sold online at Barnes & Noble and Powell's Bookstore.
It was manufactured by NuvoMedia until 2000, when it was purchased by Gemstar-TV Guide International. After purchasing NuvoMedia (and merging them with SoftBook Press, Inc.), Gemstar released an updated eBook Reader called the RCA eBook Reader.