One last thing, which is nit-picky but telling: Unplug the AC adapter from the Literati after at least six hours of charging. Have you ever tried to do actual computing on a netbook? Bought it to replace another one that I had for several years. It makes reading at night possible, but does have its drawbacks in that viewing quality declines in brighter lighting conditions and the battery life is only a few hours instead of a few weeks. Fighting with giants Sharper Image knows that e-readers are officially a Big Deal, and the idea of launching an inexpensive entry into the market with a color screen had to be attractive. Feedback If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

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Turning pages is done with a left or right touch-sensitive spot on either side of the screen, but this only worked accurately about 85 percent of the time.

In other words, though the third-generation Kindle is eebook to its predecessor, the gen-two Kindle doesn’t look like a clunker sitting next to it. Loading recommendations for this item It was broke had to send it back.

But for now I’m safisfied. In this case, every time I started to feel myself slip away from the physical reality of holding a gadget and toward the zen state of immersive reading, I’d be brought back to Earth by the inability to turn a page on the first and sometimes even second try.

I’ve read that the memory has some kind of problem, but what I’ve done lately is remove a few, then it’s fine.


So I am stuck with an e-reader I can not use the way it is intended! All that said, many consumers simply assume color is better than monochrome. The screen isn’t glossy and colors are bright and vivid.

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They tend to get more compact, liiterati slightly improved readability better contrasta speed bump, and deliver longer battery life. I don’t think it is too much to ask for a product to work properly right out of the box.

There’s a table of contents to jump between chapters, as well as selections to go to the next or previous chapters. Share your thoughts with other customers. There are a number of categories and ways to find new ebooks. You must login or create an account to comment.

The little things give you away: why the Literati e-reader fails | Ars Technica

Such affordable color LCD e-readers as the Pandigital Novelwhich fared poorly in our reviewand the Velocity Micro Cruz Readerare Android-based and offer more functionality, including Web browsing and media playback capabilities. This is my first ereader. The same as with ebooks, there is a table of contents, options to jump between the next and previous chapters, and a dictionary to type in words to be looked-up.

Speaking of the Kobo desktop app, the device works with and syncs with all of Kobo’s reading apps. There is no reflow mode or hyperlink support.

I got this in September of because it was at a good loterati. As noted, there’s built-in Wi-Fi, and Kobo powers the built-in bookstore Kobo also powers Borders’ e-bookstore and has apps that allow you to access your Kobo library on portable devices such as the iPhone, iPad, and Android-based smartphones.


English Choose a language for shopping. Reading is at its most enjoyable when you’re able to completely lose yourself in the experience.

How to Activate the Literati eReader

This Literati review takes a look at the new color ebook reader by Sharper Image. Having opened both an iPad and a Kindle 3 recently, it’s amazing how this can color your first impression of a device and its ebooj. Now my computer won’t even recognize that I have it plugged in and I can no longer download any more books.

In the box, you also get a coupon code for automatically loading another preselected free titles to your Literati user account. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. The Literati by Sharper Image is a very basic ebook reader.

The little things give you away: why the Literati e-reader fails

Downloading each chapter draws the strength down rapidly. I just bought a Kindle Fire, since it’s way more convenient and much better quality all around.

View Cart Proceed to checkout. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Since the Literati doesn’t play video, display photos, or surf the web, the fact that it is a color ebook reader doesn’t do a whole lot for it. I bought this rreader for myself.