Icarus to Release Illumina HD – Frontlight, HD E-ink Screen, 109 Euros
As you can guess from the name, the Illumina HD has a Pearl HD E-ink screen (1024×768), touchscreen, Wifi, and a frontlight – all features that the major ereader makers adopted last year.
This ereader is equipped with 4GB of storage, a microSD card slot, and Wifi. As you can see in the image below, the Illumina hs equipped with page turn buttons, a d-pad, and 4 buttons below the screen. Why the designers chose to include both a touchscreen and a d-pad, I do not know. But I am happy to see the page turn buttons.
eBook format support includes Epub, FB2, PDF, and Mobi, and it can also display html, RTF, and TXT files. The Illumina HD can also play music, and this is where it shines. The supported music formats include Flac, AAC, mp3, Wav, WMA, and OGG Vorbis.
According to my source the frontlight can be set to 8 different levels of illumination and it can also be disabled. Readers can also install custom fonts and change margins and line spacing.
The Illumina HD is going to be available next week with a retail of 109 euros, or 20 euros less than the new Kindle Paperwhite. That device is going to be shipping in Europe on 9 October.