The Aluratek Libre colour ereader was a wonderful buy as a first time user of an e-reader. In any comparison of color ereaders it'll stand out as one of the more desirable models, though of course it's unlikely to be scaling the heights of such readers as the new Kindle Fire from Amazon.
I was looking for a relatively cheaper color e-reader that was easy to use. I wasn’t sure that I would use it, so I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on it. But that hasn’t been the case. I can use it at the gym, the park, even while I am waiting on appointments.
It has brought literature back into my life. With a 5-year old child, reading was hard to do. Between the missing pages of the books or the pictures that were drawn in them reading was impossible. This Aluratek Libre e-reader has made it a lot easier and even helped my child with learning to read. My 5 year old loves the audio books. It has helped him expand his vocabulary and learn to love reading. That in itself has made it worth every penny and more.
This colour ereader has quite a few nice benefits. I fell in love with the timed page turner. It is completely hands-free at the gym, but if I need to turn the page I can just push the button on the right side. I can use the treadmill or elliptical and do not have to worry about taking my hands of the bars to turn the page.
It isn’t back-lit so it is easy to read at the park and there is not a glare on the LCD screen. And that in turn is easier on the battery life. I have been casually reading for over 13 hours and have only lost two bars on the power meter.
The Aluratek Libre also has a built in Mp3 that has a equalizer with multiple settings. I am able to listen to music as a background as I read or even buy audio books. The equalizer can be adjusted so that I have my “own “ setting.
The Aluratek Libre is one of those colour ereaders that supports basic web browsing, email and multimedia playback. It comes with an older version of Android, but it doesn’t support Adobe Flash. That makes loading some web pages impossible.
If you have the one that supports Wi-Fi you can easily download e-books anywhere there is a Wi-Fi hotspot. It also has 100 classic e-books already loaded on it. With titles ranging from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Dracula, The Collected Works of Poe Vols. 1-5, Great Expectations, Romeo and Juliet, there are e-books for everybody. It holds 500 e-books and has an expansion micro SD card that can hold up to 50k e-books that can be purchased at Kobo.com. Kobo has 2.3 million e-books available. It supports a range of file formats but bear in mind it does not support files from Amazon.
The Aluratek Libre comes in several options including the 7 inch touch screen LCD with Wi-Fi that I own. It is fairly light weight at less than 12 ounces and is very user friendly. Straight out of the box and by following the calibration set-up I was using it within five minutes.