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Interead COOL-ER eBook reader

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 reviews of Interead COOL-ER eBook reader. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the screen and design are on the whole positive. The portability and price are also appreciated. There are some critical comments about the durability, and views about the size and performance are different.

usability, price, portability, design, screen


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Interead COOL-ER eBook reader is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Interead COOL-ER eBook reader from The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on People are impressed by the design. The durability also gets good views. There are some mixed comments about the price. The size and usability get less positive reviews.

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usability, size

30% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Cool-Er E-Book Reader (6" E-Ink, Text/Audio/Image, Racing Green), RetailCool-Er E-Book Reader (6" E-Ink, Text/Audio/Image, Racing Green), Retail

Dec, 2018

Expert review by (

Cool-er eBook review


A British start-up has crafted this colourful rival to the Sony Reader. Is it a superior digital tome?

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

Aug, 2009

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Interead COOL-ER review


Despite having an awful name, the COOL-ER is a smart eBook reader that comes in a variety of colours.

It's lighter and more colourful than other eBook readers, but the COOL-ER is poorly made and clunky.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Mark Hattersley (

Interead COOL-ER Reader review


"It's about more than just a tech reader," said Phil Wood, Interead's Marketing Director, of the COOL-ER Reader.

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...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Mark Mackay (

Kindle vs Sony vs Cool-er eBook Readers


Digital distribution has radically changed the music and movie industries - the majority of music is now purchased as digital files, while the failure of Blu-Ray to match DVD's ubiquity can in part be blamed on the fact that both legal and illegal...

Both the Pocket and Cool-er need to connect via a PC to access their stores and get new content. The Kindle has WiFi and 3G; along with its QWERTY keyboard, this means that you never have to connect the device to a PC - you can download eBooks, blogs...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Yardena Arar (

Interead Cool-ER


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

The Cool-ER could use a little polish (and a better four way navigation wheel) to elevate its usability to the level of its chic appearance. But its user interface is serviceable, if not elegant, and its text display options are solid. At its price,...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Simon Williams (

Interead Cool-er


The basics are there, but there are a lot of rough edges to it, compared to the others like the Sony Reader.

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 under...

Oct, 2009

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In Pictures: Cool-er e-book reader


Google partnership promises massive online library

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Simon Williams (

Cool-er Reader


There's increasing interest in eBook readers, prompted mainly by Amazon's 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...

Overall, the concept of the Cool-er is neat enough. The screen and battery life are excellent and although the buttons are rather too stiff, it's the firmware that's the main bugbear. It feels rather makeshift, has too many idiosyncrasies and spoils...

Sep, 2009

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Interead - Cool-er eBook Reader


There's an increasing amount of talk about eBook Readers, kick-started by Amazon's Kindle series (currently only available in the US), and recent news that Plastic Logic, a UK leader in plastic electronics, is making one which ...

With something as comparatively simple as an eBook Reader, the user experience is vital. The Cool-er has a lot going for it. It's slim, easy to use and very readable. Shouldn't you be able to suspend reading though - to a very low power state - and...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Mark Hattersley (

COOL-ER Reader review


It's got a stylish look, but can the COOL-ER Reader deliver where other eReader's have failed? We take a look at one of the most interesting independent products on the market.

Supports a wide range of formats, good performance, easy to read screen

Build quality feels flimsy, doesn’t eject from the Finder properly

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.

Aug, 2009

Product Specifications


Colour of product:Green / Pink


Colour of product:Green / Pink


Colour : No
Display diagonal:15.2
Display Resolution:600 x 800
Gray scale levels:8
Resolution (black and white, standard mode):170
Touchscreen: No


MP3-player: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3
Document formats supported:djvu, epub, pdf, rtf
Image formats supported:JPG, No
Video formats supported: No


Compatible memory cards:SD
Internal RAM:128
Internal storage capacity:1
Maximum memory card size:4
RAM capacity:128

Other features

Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000, XP, Vista\nMac OS X v10.4.10, v10.5
Dimensions (WxDxH):117.7 x 10.9 x 183

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth: No
Interface Type:USB 2.0
Wi-Fi: No


Battery Capacity:1000


Built-in processor:Samsung S3C2440
Processor frequency:400


Operating system installed:Linux

System requirements

Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Minimum processor:500 MHz
Minimum RAM:128

Technical Details

Box contents:COOL-ER eReader, USB cable, Quick Start Guide
MP3-player: Yes

Weight & Dimensions