Skytex Primer shows up at Walmart as the Ematics EB101P – $80

I just came across another 7" LCD ereader on Walmart's website (they have the best ereader selection anywhere). You might recognize the hardware; I've reviewed it before as the Skytex Primer and apparently Skytex isn't the only company to put their logo on it.

It's  based on a 7" LCD screen, and it has 4GB Flash, a microSD card slot,  and in general the same file support as the Primer. For $80, it's a decent ereader. What you give up in ability you make back in the low price.

In case you're interested, here is my review of the Skytex Primer.

P.S. If the color makes you want to vomit, don't worry; it's also available in black.

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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."

1 Comment on Skytex Primer shows up at Walmart as the Ematics EB101P – $80

  1. SKYTEX Primer 7″ Color aka Ematic EB101B 7 eBook Reader requires 4 full discharges and overnight charges to get you at optimal battery life (13 hrs reading or 3.5 hrs video). You risk turning it into a brick if you don’t do this. It can play 720p MKV’s but the audio won’t sync. Audio will sync if video is kept at or below it’s 800×480 resolution and I found WMV format to be best if you are downscale converting HD clips. No luck with Apple MOV format. YouTube FLV’s played fine. DIVX files play if extension is renamed to AVI.

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