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Ectaco Jet-Book Lite

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of Ectaco Jet-Book Lite. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the price and performance are overall positive. The portability and battery also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed comments about the screen.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Ectaco Jet-Book Lite is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Ectaco Jet-Book Lite


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Ectaco Jet-Book Lite from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers are impressed by the battery and usability. The performance and price are also appreciated.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (

Ectaco jetBook Color E-ink reader


First Look: The first colour E-ink reader is now available. But is it any good?

With a larger screen and slower operation, the Ectaco jetBook isn't going to lure us away from our Kindles and Sony Readers any time soon, but its use of a colour E-ink screen is fascinating. The mediocre level of colour reproduction won't make it...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Judie Lipsett Stanford (

The Ectaco jetBook Universal Portable Reading Device Review


With all of the hullabaloo over the Amazon Kindle 2‘s recent release, one might think that there were no other eBook readers on the market; not so! Those who eschew DRM protection and who can do without the convenience of an online content store (I'm...

Mar, 2009

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Ectaco Jetbook Lite eReader


The Ectaco Jetbook Lite eReader is a decent LCD device at a low price with support for a wide variety of formats. Features include: editing features such as the ability to search in-book and bookmark. Available in burgundy, graphite, gray, and white....

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Ectaco Jetbook Mini


The Jetbook Mini is very light; it doesn’t strain your wrist even when you use it with one hand. Support for multi-language interface, including German, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, English, and German, allows non-English users to read books...

The 5-inch screen limits the number of lines you see per page. PDF is not natively supported; files have to be converted first using Calibre. But even if it does, we doubt if the small screen can display PDF files well. The device gives you 90 hours or...

The Ectaco Jetbook Mini came without much fanfare. It even seems that its existence has been kept under wraps for a while. Ectaco’s decision to release YouTube decision proves to be right. The device is currently out of stock on the Ectaco website. If...

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Ectaco Jetbook Lite


The Jetbook Lite, the second device to come from the Ectaco e-reader series, is not necessarily lighter in weight than the first generation Jetbook, but it certainly is to the pocket. Aimed to be the most affordable of e-readers, the Ectaco Jetbook...

With the switch to AA batteries, one would think Ectaco is sacrificing portability for price. Yet at 9 ounces, it is still light enough to be carried around in one's hand or in one's pocket. Where the battery chamber is, users will notice a bulge....

The Jetbook Lite's built-in flash memory, at 100 MB, is meager, although storage capacity can be expanded via an external storage. Font type options are also limited; users can choose between two font types only ; The New Kindle 3. From Only $139....

Because it is still missing a wireless capability, users looking forward to download the latest books directly from their device have to look somewhere else. But those who want to study a new language, learn something about different places in the...

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Ectaco Jetbook Reader


Because of its small size, the Ectaco Jetbook has a longer battery life compared to many other e-book readers, with a single charge lasting for up to 11,500 page turns, much more than the 7,500 of its Sony competitor. This little device also boots up...

The screen size is on the Jetbook is 5 inches, not much smaller than the dedicated eReader rivals, the Sony and Kindle. The small size does compromise the readability on one hand, but makes up for it with its portability on the other. The contrast and...

Ectaco is known for electronic translators and dictionaries and other travel reference gadgets, now they’ve rolled their most useful tools, bundled it with an eReader and put it a nice little four by six inch package. With built-in travel guides,...

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Great Product


Opens many formats, e-books easily added to SD card and found by device. AA batteries instead of internal, no recharge required. Just pop in some fresh AAs

No back light. Not really a big deal but for people who read in very low light or want to read in the dark you will need a book light or some other light source

Apr, 2013

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Sadly disappointed, as I bought this as a birthday present for my wife. Hopefully this was a bad apple, we'll see......

Advertised features seem great for the money. Fast shipping as always from Newegg

Unit powered up but froze on boot up screen. Would not respond to reset, new batteries, or other troubleshooting efforts. Computer did not recognize the reader in this state, so updating firmware was out of the question. Physically, the buttons look...

Oct, 2010

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Great for languages!


An excellent lower-tier e-reader designed by a company with a long history of manufacturing digital dictionaries. You get what you pay for, but if what you're looking for is an ultra-functional reader with multi-language support, this is probably your...

Best reader for the price! The most important feature to me is multi-language support: I read English, Russian, and Farsi. The JetBook Lite displays all of those perfectly, as well as Pashto and many other languages. It supports many formats. The...

one more pro: built in dictionaries ; Cons ; None of these are exactly cons per se, but here goes ; There is no back light (which is better for your eyes, plus you can get a clip-on book light) ; It can't play back audio (there are many other devices...

Sep, 2010

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Worth The Money !Read!


This Is A Great Buy And Does The Job Of A Reader And More, If You Want An Awesome Manga Reader (JPGs And PNGs) Get This Reader It Works Great. Also Being Able To Make Custom Folders Is A Great Feature. The Reader Its Self Has 100MB Built In Memory...

Great E Book Reader, The Monochromatic LCD Screen Is One Of Its Biggest Assets Very Clear And Crisp. I Bought The AA Battery Version Due To Length Of Use, This Way I'll Never Have To Go Through The Trouble Of Replacing An Internal Battery And The Added...

The One Con That I Can Think Of Is That Some Times It Will Lag On The First Access Of A eBook File (Depending On The Type Of File) PDFs Work Great Though. I Have Had To Hard Reset It Once Because It Froze Up On A TXT File. Also The Support Site Is No...

Aug, 2010

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