Bebook Neo Announced – First Look Review

by Ebook Doctor on January 23, 2010


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Bebook have pulled a 180 with regards to their Bebook 2, opting to cancel the release of the device at last minute to concentrate their efforts towards releasing a better ebook reader for 2010: This ebook reader is the Bebook Neo.

Featuring an eye pleasing slim design, a 6inch Vizplex screen, WIFI access (A world first), access to ebook stores from the device, Wacom tablet technology as well as one of the fastest processors in its class.

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All these attributes makes the BeBook Neo one of the fastest eReader currently on the market. Offering up to 2,5 times faster browsing and operating speeds, due to its powerful Freescale processor.

Another great advantage to this new ebook reader is the fact that you also get a web browser, which makes this ebook reader perfect for research on the go.

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The Wacom tablet technology makes the annotation and stylus writing experience better than some other ebook readers, and should make for a nippy experience.

Endless Ideas have released a few videos, check them out below:

The device is planned for a release end of Feb, we’ll keep you updated.
In the meantime you can find out more about the device at mybebook.com.


{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Olivia 01.27.10 at 3:40 pm

Good review of what looks like an impressive piece of kit. Does it have the functionality to have newspapers etc. ‘delivered’ to the device, like the kindle? Can you have it RSS and save blogs and such for reading outside areas with wi-fi? And can it play mp3?

2 Claudius 01.28.10 at 6:47 pm

I was searching for an online ebook software and stumbled on this site, and thought maybe you could help me out. I’m trying to find epublishing software that allows you to read a particular book when logged into a website. Similar to what Coursemart.com offers. You can see what I’m talking about here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNqJY8aJUso Do you know any software like this?

3 Chris Bovingdon 02.25.10 at 12:33 am

I’m visiting the USA in June, will the Neo be cheaper there? I guess I can buy it tax free.

4 Jim Bush 03.20.10 at 6:50 pm

Just ordered Onyx Boox 60, which is the same reader with another name. There is another one of these readers branded by the name Wolder. It is sold in Spain.

5 Witchi 04.13.10 at 7:22 pm

I got this one and I really felt in love with it. It looks great, works great and I really don’t regret decision that I made. I love e-ink, makes my life easier 🙂

6 Richie James 07.06.10 at 1:41 am

can anyone advise me of a good ebook reader that can be read during the day and also at night ie with a backlit screen that can be turned on or off,

7 Al Allen 08.09.10 at 10:55 pm

I am an American who recently bought a Bebook Neo because: (1) I live half the year in Europe, and (2) I was convinced by a number of on-line postings that the Neo is an excellent, user-ready e-book reader, especially for use outside of the US. I was wrong to have made that choice. Based upon an entire week of trying to use the Neo, I decided to give it to a brother-in-law who is a computer expert, and to summarize my experience for the benefit of others who may be contemplating buying a Neo.

Here are five reasons to buy a Neo, and five reasons not to.

Five Reasons to Buy a Neo

1. You have an irresistible urge to try a reader, Neo, that is out of the main stream, and not settle for a tried-and-true reader such as Kindle.

2. You want to stimulate the world economy by spending a lot more than you have to for a reader: Neo $347 vs. $189 KIndle. Neo (299 reader + 25 S & H + 10 SD card + 13 custom duties = $347)

3. You enjoy the challenge of trying to comprehend a user’s manual that has tiny print, no index, no logical order of presentation, and, above all, virtually no useful information about such basic functions as downloading books, installing dictionaries, and updating firmware.

4. You find it mentally refreshing and an excellent use of your time to spend untold hours trying to penetrate the mysteries of a white-colored “black box” called the Neo.

5. You are subject to frequent fits of masochism that are assuaged by being unable to sit down and quietly enjoy the e-book of your choice with your new e-book reader.

Five Reasons Not to Buy a Neo

1. It costs too much.

2. It is not user friendly.

3. To use it according to directions, you must pair it up with Adobe Digital Editions, a program that has problems of its own.

4. You are pretty much on your own when you need help or technical support.

5. It simply does not hold a candle to the competition.

8 Jon Freeman 10.18.10 at 5:49 pm

Al’s comments about lack of support and difficulty to use are ones to take seriously, though Witchi didn’t find it a problem.. But it is important to remember that Kindle means buying everything you read through Amazon, and probably explains why they can sell it – probably at cost – as a loss leader.

9 Amethyst 10.20.10 at 4:00 pm

looks a great bit of kit, another product i wouldn’t mind checking out.

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