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Franklin EBookMan EBM-901 Dictionary

We have collected and analysed 2 expert reviews and 195 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 86/100 and users rate it 55/100. The average review date is 03-02-2003. We have compared these reviews to 81901 reviews from other eReaders. The alaScore™ for this product is 72/100 = Good. Last update: 14-12-2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Franklin EBookMan EBM-901 Dictionary

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 173 user reviews of Franklin EBookMan EBM-901 Dictionary from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Comments about the battery and performance are generally positive. The price and usability also get good feedback. There are mixed views on the screen and portability, and the durability and design get negative comments.

usability, price, performance, battery

reliability, design, durability

56% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Franklin EBM-901 eBookman (Metallic Black)Franklin EBM-901 eBookman (Metallic Black)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Michael S. Lasky (pcworld.com)

Franklin's EBookMan Scores an F

 

Small PDA tries to offer a music player, PIM features, and an e-book reader in one.

Having music player, PIM functions, and an e-book reader in one device is a great idea.

The EBookMan is not worth it in its current iteration.

Apr, 2001

Consumer review (epinions.com)

DITTO WHAT THE OTHERS SAID ABOUT THIS

 

eatting your budget

way too many to list

Jan, 2004

Consumer review (epinions.com)

You get what you pay for (After deep discounts)

 

Discount price, Big screen, Syncs to Outlook.

Crashes if batteries get too low, Audio functions are weak.

Dec, 2003

Consumer review (epinions.com)

You get what you pay for (After deep discounts)

 

I bought the eBookman 911 for $40 at OfficeMax on closeout. I thought I would use it as an MP3 player, which was a mistake. The eBookman is capable of playing audio files, but it has to convert MP3 files to a proprietary format that takes up about 3 ...

Discount price, Big screen, Syncs to Outlook.

Crashes if batteries get too low, Audio functions are weak.

Dec, 2003

Consumer review (epinions.com)

It is good as a basic learning pda (mine was cheap to try)

 

As the other reviewers have said, it is a good start and the music files need to be converted to it's own MP3 forme. It sets up OK but you must delete all memory on the MMC before you load anything or it just doesn't recognize what you had on before....

audible books are easy to use

40 megabytes of e-books takes 3 hours to download to the memory card

Jun, 2003

Consumer review (etronics.com)

Franklin EBM-900 eBookMan Portable Multimedia Reader and Content Player

 

I got mine cheap to try, I learned, it works but is difficult to use.It is good as a basic learning pda (mine was cheap to try)Pros:audible books are easy to useCons:40 megabytes of e-books takes 3 hours to download to the memory card

Jun, 2003

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Personal information in the palm of your hand

 

Imagine sitting down at the breakfast, table of a morning with your eggs and a cup of coffee or a glass of juice. You reflect on the beautiful morning (perhaps also on the previous night's revelry) and you reach for the day's news. Sounds pretty normal...

USB connection to the net; large screen; quite versatile

incompatible with Microsoft Reader; short battery life; highly reflective screen; 8Mb memory; poor support

Apr, 2003

Consumer review (etronics.com)

Franklin EBM-900 eBookMan Portable Multimedia Reader and Content Player

 

Despite attractive features and operation, a change to a less reflective screen would greatly benefit. Test one by all means, but you'll still find me at the bookstore browsing paperbacks.Personal information in the palm of your handPros:USB...

Apr, 2003

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Personal information in the palm of your hand

 

USB connection to the net ; large screen ; quite versatile

incompatible with Microsoft Reader ; short battery life ; highly reflective screen ; 8Mb memory ; poor support

Apr, 2003

Consumer review (epinions.com)

DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON AN eBookMan

 

You can get this device for $35-50 US at Costco- Price Club

Too numerous to summarize here!

Mar, 2003