Interead Cool-er eBook reader

  • Interead Cool-er eBook reader
63
Based on 22 scores, 26 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    0
  • Good:
    4
  • Average:
    6
  • Bad:
    12

Pros:

  • Support for commercial titles (ePub), Lots of font options, Cool, lightweight design.
  • Colourful creation. Simple menu system. Large internal memory. Fast page-refresh rate
  • Candy colors. Initial cost of admission cheaper than competitors. Support for open formats. Battery life is good for a fortnight.

Cons:

  • No dictionary, Navigation/pageturn button is annoyingly stiff, Requires special 2.5mm headphone jack
  • Badly designed buttons. Poor navigation

Expert reviews and ratings

By ElectricPig.co.uk on 80

A cheap eBook that’s guaranteed to leave you...

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By 5FWD on 80

If you want to read books on a funky little reader, the Cool-er is a fine choice. But we're waiting for the new WiFi model, the Cool-er Connect.Cool-er Classic eBook reader is tagged with Cool-er eBook and Cool-er Classic. Select a tag (Cool-er...

By Pocket-lint on 60

The Cool-er is a competent device, but we do have strong concerns over it's built quality. For nearly £180 it just feels "cheap", especially when compared to the similarly priced...

By GadgetSpeak on 68

Over the last months I have requested to look at several of these book reading devices about the size of paperback but definitely lighter than a hardback. This is the first of them to arrive this one is called the...

By Bit-tech.net on 60

The Coolreaders Cool-er is arguably the easiest of the three readers to use, but its toy-like build quality and high price rule it out as a sensible option. While the Sony Pocket is the best all-rounder, it has an unintuitive menu and a small screen....

By Macworld on 70

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 PCWorld on 80

From its aspirational brand name (the ER in Cool-ER stands for e-book reader) to its hip tinted metallic case, the $249 Cool-ER clearly strives to distinguish itself from the black-and-gray competition--and to a large extent it succeeds. Skinny (0.43...

By RegHardware on 60

The Cool-er has all the hallmarks of a product in Version 1. The interface needs to be a lot more intuitive and the reader needs to handle supported document formats more accurately. With recent news of Asus intending to release an eReader for...

By Expert Reviews on 40

Theres increasing interest in eBook readers, prompted mainly by Amazons Kindle initiative. The idea of carrying around hundreds of full-length books in electronic form and reading them from a slim, mini-tablet has a certain geek-appeal, but to be a...

By IT Reviews on

With something as comparatively simple as an eBook Reader, the user experience is vital. The Cool-er has a lot going for it. Its slim, easy to use and very readable. Shouldnt you be able to suspend reading though - to a very low power state - and...

By PC Advisor on 60

The COOL-ER Reader is a good, if not perfect, electronic reader. It can store a large quaintly of books and read a wide variety of formats. And Interead has wisely hooked up with Adobe Digital Editions to bring an official bookstore capacity to the...

By Macworld UK on 60

Interead’s COOL-ER Reader is an interesting device that’s stylish and practical and offers a wide range of support for both open and DRM (digital rights managed) books. “It’s about more than just a tech reader,” Phil Wood,...

By Stuff.tv on 60

Looks good and refreshes pages quickly, but the Cool-er is just too fiddly and awkward to use...

By CNET UK on 60

The Interead Cool-er has decent format support and a good screen, but it's outclassed in nearly every department by the Sony Reader PRS-505. As they cost roughly the same, it's hard to see why anyone would choose the Cool-er...

By Wired on 50

Amazon and Sony opted to go the Neiman Marcus route with their e-book readers, dog-piling extra features, fat content catalogs, and hefty price tags on top of gorgeous pieces of hardware. Upstart electronique livre maker Cool-er went in a decidedly...

By Computer Shopper on 66

This e-book readers Apple-like design and colorful shell cant save it from feeling flimsy for a $250 device. It supports PDFs, but not as well as Foxits eSlick does....

By Expert Reviews on 40

Verdict: Its lighter and more colourful than other eBook readers, but the COOL-ER is poorly made and clunky. Despite having an awful name, the COOL-ER is a smart eBook reader that comes in a variety of colours. Unlike Sonys Reader, it comes with...

By PC Mag on 50

The COOL-ER may capture the interest of those who are more interested in e-books than the Amazon Kindles high price. But its unlikely to start a readers reader...

By TechRadar on 70

del.icio.us reddit! TechBlips Facebook Stumbleupon Newsvine tweet The Interead Cool-er is the latest product to launch in the relatively new ebook reader market.There a few gadgets that divide opinion in the TechRadar office more ebooks, and none more...