Gallery: Softbook and GEB-2150 ebook readers

Gallery: Softbook and GEB-2150 ebook readers Blast from the Past e-Reading Hardware

Here are 2 of the oldest ebook readers on the US market. The larger device is the Softbook Reader,  and it's a generation older. It has a 9.75" screen, 33.6 modem, funky internal Flash card (8MB), and a stylus.

The smaller device is the GEB2150, and as you can see it is clearly based on the same hardware design. it improves on the design by adding a CF card slot, ethernet port, and going with a slightly less monstrous 8" screen.

I've been wanting to put these 2 devices next to each other for the longest time now, but I couldn't do that until my Softbook arrived this week. Now I know for sure what the hardware looks like.  And now that I've posted these pictures, so do you.

Here's a few photos that show the major differences between the 2 devices. Click to enlarge.

About Nate Hoffelder (10074 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."

2 Comments on Gallery: Softbook and GEB-2150 ebook readers

  1. Nate,

    I got this reader about I month or so ago on Ebay. Where did you get yours. Hopefullyl like me this completes your collection of the Gemstar/RCA/REB series

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