The following video shows a walk-through of the new system, which is in beta right now. It also shows an ereader which is described as the one that 3M are providing to libraries so it can be checked out to patrons.
I already knew about this ebook reader and where it came from; it's the G6 and it was developed by a Chinese company called Boeye. But, and this is important, I also know that this is just the unit they are using to beta test the system. It might not be the one that they ship when the Cloud Library finally ships.
But the operative word in that sentence is yet. This might end up being the model that ships, but we won't know that until it happens. (I think it will be the 3M eReader, but that's just me.)
Here are the specs, in case you're interested.
- 6" E-ink screen
- 16 level grayscale
- 400MHz CPU
- microSD card slot
- 2 speakers,headphone jack
- Wifi (g)
- 20 days battery life
- weight: 6.3 ounces