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

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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