DEVICE: HanLin eReader DEBUT: October 2007 PRICE:$299
THE SKINNY Jinke, a Tianjin, China-based electronics manufacturer that boasts of having 10 years of experience in e-reading device design, has produced several versions of its HanLin eReader. One of its most popular is the HanLin eReader V3, and another model, the V9t, sports a screen size of 10 inches diagonal.
SPECS: The V3 operates on a Linux OS and includes format support for pdf, doc, wolf, mp3, html, txt and plenty of others. It comes with a charger, USB cable, earphone, battery and hand band, according to Jinke's Web site. The V3 has a six-inch e-Ink display containing 800 x 600 pixels and it supports four levels of grayscale. The V3 has an SD card on top with memory extension of up to 4 GB, and connects to a PC or laptop via USB cable. Jinke clocks the battery life as high as a month based on an average use of 300 pages per day.