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Brief Published: 12 Oct 2012

Txtr Beagle E-Reader


Already one of the world’s leading e-book sellers, German company Txtr is branching out into hardware by launching the world’s lightest and cheapest e-reader. Planned to retail for just $13, the Txtr Beagle is 5mm thick and weighs only 128g.

Its 5” screen uses e-ink technology, familiar from other e-reader devices, which allows it to be read in sunlight without glare. Unlike previous e-readers, books are added to the device through an app on your smartphone and are then transferred to the device, where they can be stored in the 4GB memory.

Using two AAA batteries, which provide sufficient power to read approximately 12-15 books, the e-reader does not require cables or chargers. The manufacturers also suggest the position of the batteries adds an ergonomic feature, allowing the user to hold the device with ease.

The Txtr Beagle will be available in four different colours. It has not yet been announced when and where the e-reader will be on sale.