Astak EZ Reader Pocket Pro

  • Astak EZ Reader Pocket Pro
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  • Nice design, Includes case, MP3 player, and earphones, Supports 20 file formats, including ePub.
  • With its 5-inch screen, the Astak EZ Reader Pocket Pro is more compact than the Kindle and fits comfortably in one hand when reading; font size is adjustable; decent battery life; displays Word and PDF files (and zooms them); ePub file compatibility le...
  • Good screen, Great price, Case included


  • Font sizing options are very poor, Overall usability isn't great
  • No built-in Wi-Fi or cellular wireless; no major e-book store tie-ins; quirky interface; somewhat generic feel to the whole device; text-to-speech voice is far too robotic; needs to be priced lower.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Macworld on 50

E-books have numerous benefits. Eliminating paper saves resources. E-book readers take up little room in travelers' backpacks and purses, and yet can store the equivalent of a whole bookshelf. You don't have to go anywhere to buy or borrow an...

By SlashGear on

The ebook reader market has steadily segmented into two niches: the entry-level, non wireless devices and the generally store-affiliated, connectivity-stuffed models. Astak’s EZ Reader falls resolutely into the former category, a compact tablet...

By PCWorld on 72

The Astak EZ Reader PocketPro is about the same size as the Sony Reader Pocket Edition. Both have 5-inch, 8-grayscale E Ink screens and cost $199, putting at the small (and inexpensive) end of the e-book reader continuum. But some significant...

By cnet on 57

The compact Astak EZ Reader Pocket Pro has a solid feature set and an affordable price tag, but it faces stiff competition from competing models by Amazon, Sony, and Barnes & Noble that offer better designs, improved navigation, and more features....

By I4U on 85

The Astak EZ Reader Pocket Pro is a very cost effective reader for someone wanting to step in the world of digital readers without breaking the back. Advanced users will miss the lack of 3G connectivity that you will find on other readers. The upside...