Kogan to Launch new 6″ E-reader in Australia

I've just come across the product page for a new ebook reader, and this one is even new to me. Kogan are now selling a new Kogan Reader (that's the only name they gave it). It's based on a 6" Sipix screen, and it has 2GB Flash storage, SD card slot, and a capacitive touchscreen. It supports Epub and PDF, and it used Adobe DE DRM.

Curiously enough, the product listing says it has an E-ink screen. But I also have the manual in front of me and it says that this ebook reader has a Sipix screen.  The manual is probably right; the grayness of the screen, the capacitive touchscreen component, and the general physical design suggest that this device was designed by the same people who have done a few of the other Sipix ereaders (here and here).

You can buy this ereader right now for $169 AUD. I wouldn't; the screen really is that gray. I'm actually a little surprised to see a new model using the old screen; according to my industry sources a new generation of the Sipix screen will be shipping soon and should be on devices in the next 6 months.

via Kogan

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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."

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