Mediacom Jerry-Book E60

I just came across another ebook reader. This one is being sold in Italy by Mediacom, and it's also known as the W960 by Gajah International. It is currently being sold in Mediacom's stores and can also be found in the Italian chain store Wellcome. The suggested retail price is 199 euros.

Here are the specs:

  • 6" E-ink screen
  • 4 level grayscale
  • FBReader (broad format support)
  • SDHC card slot
  • MP3 player
  • joystick + 4 buttons on front
  • page turn buttons on back
  • weight: 152 grams
  • size: 160 x 116 x 10 mm

It has page turn buttons on the back,  and that intrigues me. One problem faced by most ebook readers is button placement. If all the buttons are below the screen, it's hard to use the unit with one hand. Placing the buttons beside the screen means making the device wider, which will make it more awkward to carry around. I'm looking forward to reading reports on how well these buttons work.

PDF spec sheet

product page

via MobileRead

About Nate Hoffelder (11219 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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