Ten days ago my life changed. I did not win the lottery or ordered a Russian mail order bride but I received a rather welcome surprise. The surprise was the small but powerful Elonex EB500. Honestly I had my reservations about this eReader. The 5” screen seemed super small and I wondered if I will ever be able to read an eBook on it. After doing the unthinkable (reading the gadget manual found inside the box) I started to charge the eReader.
The next step was to see if the device is preloaded with any content. Unfortunately the Elonex was as empty as my wallet after Christmas shopping. I proceeded to connect the eReader to my notebook and start to transfer some eBooks I downloaded. I really enjoyed the fact that I could move PDF documents to the Elonex EB500. The Elonex eReader features a colour screen and can also play music and videos. Battery life is rated at 20 hours for music, 4 hours for video, and 6 hours for reading. It measures 154 x 88 x 16mm and weighs 190 grams.
For someone that spends too much time in traffic or wants a source of entertainment that you can fit in a handbag or backpack this eReader is the perfect solution and won’t break the bank.