Augen The Book e-reader is still on the market

Augen announced this ugly little Kindle clone back in August 2010, and cancelled it sometime in late 2010. But it's not dead yet.

One of my readers has tipped me to a website that's selling the OEM version. What I mean is that Augen don't want to carry it anymore, but the Chinese company that actually designed and produced it are still selling it. Aside form a few different lavels, it's the same ereader: case, hardware, and even the retail box.

The The Book was made by HiVision, and you can buy it on DealExtreme for under $100. I'm not suggesting you get it; it never was all that great of an ereader.

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19 Comments

  1. kurt31 May, 2011

    i shudder at the thought of anyone buying this

    though when it worked (rarely) it was a great minimal glare lcd reader

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  2. Tyler31 May, 2011

    I have seen this again at Kmart just recently. It had been sold out there.

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  3. Jack2 June, 2011

    My family has four of them and we really enjoy them! The web browser works better than the Kindle and they provide better reading quality in low light conditions and don’t need a book light. You can put your books and music on an SD card and share them with your friends multiple times and not just once like on the kindle!

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  4. […] a Chinese gadget maker who have a bunch of products being sold under other companies’ brands. Augen’s The Book e-reader is one of Hivision’s products. It’s coming from China because, frankly, you can’t […]

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  5. Bob6 July, 2011

    This is the only reader i have actually kept, (i returned the kindle and the sony within 2 days).
    Whats even better is that i only paid $60 at manards.

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  6. Pat2 September, 2012

    Can someone tell me were I can order books for the book by augen

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  7. Sherry25 November, 2012

    Pat, try Smashwords.com, I get the EPUB formatted books, save them to a file on my computer and then when I’m ready to load them to The Book I just connect by USB and go from there. I’ve had mine for a couple yrs now and it’s still going strong!

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  8. Charlie25 March, 2013

    Does anyone know the reason why my “The Book” by Augen isn’t charging?

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    1. richard.mbanda25 May, 2015

      just insert a pin behind the reset hole.

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  9. richard.mbanda25 May, 2015

    where can i get apps that can run on augen? applications

    https://www.facebook.com/lesuuda.naisula

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    1. Nate Hoffelder25 May, 2015

      Do you mean apps for the ebook reader? You can’t get them without developing your own.

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      1. richard.mbanda25 May, 2015

        i mean stuff like games, media players, video players, themes… or your simply saying the gadget is meant for reading…

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        1. Nate Hoffelder25 May, 2015

          The ereader mentioned in the above post doesn’t have any apps or themes, sorry.

          Actually, that’s not completely true. I think it may come with a web browser and media player installed, but I’m not sure about that. And I can’t tell you how to install additional apps.

          Sorry, but it is just an ereader.

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          1. richard.mbanda25 May, 2015

            cool…

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  10. velma gayden18 July, 2015

    Looking for a replacement battery for my augen reader. Can you help me find one?

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    1. Nate Hoffelder18 July, 2015

      Not without opening it up.

      And honestly, it might be cheaper to look for a replacement device.

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  11. velma gayden20 November, 2015

    I really liked the augen dreaded, Was shocked at how the battery exploded when the reader was not being used. I would like to replace the battery or buy another reader.

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  12. velma gayden28 November, 2015

    Would very much like to find a battery that will work in my 7″ reader. I would like to find a universal battery that will fit a 7″ reader.

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  13. pat18 April, 2016

    what can I do to charge my Augen? it is not charging

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