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Franklin eBookman EBM-911

We have collected and analysed 8 expert reviews and 232 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 60/100 and users rate it 57/100. The average review date is 17-07-2003. We have compared these reviews to 130057 reviews from other eReaders. The alaScore™ for this product is 69/100 = Good. Last update: 12-12-2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Franklin eBookman EBM-911

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 227 user reviews of Franklin eBookman EBM-911 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People really like the screen and performance. The price and portability also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the durability and design. There are some mixed comments about the battery.

usability, portability, price, performance, screen

reliability, design, durability

60% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Sansone (cnet.com)

Franklin eBookman EBM-911 review: Franklin eBookman EBM-911

 

Franklin eBookman EBM-911

Large, legible screen; backlit display; ample selection of applications.

Sound playback is a little subpar; no Web access.

Though lacking in features, the EBM-911 is great as a basic handheld with e-book- and audiobook-reading abilities.

Oct, 2002

Expert review by : Chris Sansone (cnet.com)

Franklin eBookman EBM-911 review

 

Franklin's eBookman is, true to its name, first and foremost an e-book reader--but the PDA functionality comes in a close second. It may not have the full functionality of a Palm OS- or Pocket PC-based handheld, but it easily outpaces other e-book...

Large, legible screen; backlit display; ample selection of applications.

Sound playback is a little subpar; no Web access.

Though lacking in features, the EBM-911 is great as a basic handheld with e-book- and audiobook-reading abilities.

Apr, 2001

Expert review by (pcworld.com)

Franklin EBookMan

 

Don't let the name fool you: Franklin packs a PDA, e-book reader, and MP3 player into one, pocket-thin device.

Don't let the name fool you: Franklin packs a PDA, e-book reader, and MP3 player into one, pocket-thin device.

Nov, 2000

Expert review by : Daniel Matejka (pocketnow.com)

Franklin Electronics' eBookMan EBM-911

 

R. Kulic, Contributing Editor INTRODUCTION Due to hardware difficulties I am unable to publish the pictures I took of my eBookMan unit. I have

Large screen ; Low price ; Lots of capabilities crammed into one unit

Hard-to-read screen ; So-so audio playback ; Poor PIM implementation

The Franklin eBookMan tries to be all things to all people, and, as we all know, this is usually a troubled road to take. I believe that...

Aug, 2001

Consumer review (etronics.com)

Franklin EBM-911 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 (etronics.com)

Franklin EBM-911 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 (etronics.com)

Franklin EBM-911 eBookMan Portable Multimedia Reader and Content Player

 

In conclusion its a nice idea which doesn't work in practice. I wish I had saved my money : it would have bought a lot of paperbacks.As a prototype its not badPros:large screen,easy scrollingCons:very poor battery life, lots of glare on screen

Dec, 2002

Consumer review (etronics.com)

Franklin EBM-911 eBookMan Portable Multimedia Reader and Content Player

 

I would only recommend this unit if you can try it out and return it if dissatisfied with the screen quality; otherwise, look for something with better readability.Bad for my eyesPros:Very inexpensive, lots of basic PDA and ebook features, MP3 player,...

Oct, 2002