It’s been a rather busy few days in the e-reader market, what with the recent announcements of the Kobo Wi-Fi Touch Edition and the all new Barnes & Noble Nook e-reader. If that wasn’t enough, you might like to know that Aluratek has just unveiled the Libre Touch and Libre Air e-readers.
According to Gloria Sin over on the zdnet.com website, the Libre Air is more along the lines of a mini e-reader, which seems more suitable for reading text-only publications and novels. It features a 5-inch LCD, non-backlit display with e-paper technology, and is Wi-Fi equipped.
The Libre Air comes with 100 classic books — such as War and Peace and Beowulf — pre-installed on the device, and its battery will provide around 20 hours of usage. Music lovers will be pleased to know that the device also comes with an MP3 player that supports audio file formats such as MP3, WAV and WMA.
It also features a photo album function (for what reason I don’t know) and an SD card slot that supports up to a 32GB card. Meanwhile, the Libre Touch features a full color 7-inch LCD touch screen display and the ability to play videos, music view photos and check email.
The Libre Touch also features an SD card slot, although it only supports up to a 16GB card. As for the pricing of the two e-readers, the Libre Air will cost $119, while the Libre Touch can be picked up for $149. Both models are available to purchase via the Aluratek website.
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