New E-Reader to Launch at BookExpo
U.K.-based Interead will launch the Cool-er e-book reader at BookExpo America later this month. Similar in appearance to the Sony Reader, the Cool-er is offered in eight colors such as Racing Green, Hot Pink and Vivid Violet.
U.S. residents may pre-order the device—which is priced lower than both the Sony Reader and the Amazon Kindle at $249—at CoolReaders.com. Units will begin shipping in early June.
Cool-er users may purchase e-books for the device at CoolerBooks.com, which currently offers more than 750,000 titles.
The Cool-er's display uses E-Ink Vizplex technology and features eight levels of grayscale. Additional features include 1 GB of storage (approximately 300 books), with the option of an additional memory card; a battery that lasts for about 8,000 pages on a single charge; and the ability to support books in eight different languages, including English, Spanish, French, German and Japanese.