The Sunday Age, 6th December 2009
M – TechKnow
Kindle, the product that kickstarted the e-reader revolution, is finally available for the Australian market. However, makers Amazon aren't exactly falling over themselves to make things easy: they're import only and local service is verging on abysmal. The ECO Reader, distributed by Melbourne's Central Book Services, overcomes both issues. Packaged with 21 classics (1984, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland), navigation is fairly intuitive and page-loading reasonably fast once you're inside a book. The greyscale screen can be read in bright sunlight and is clear, with a zoom function to suit your eyesight. "ECO" means paperless, a battery that lasts for days and a memory of 1000 books.