WISEreader N518

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The WISEreader N518 is one of several eBook readers from Hanvon. It is similar to the N516 but includes a touch screen. It is also similar to the WISEreader N526 except the keyboard interface is different.


[edit] Features

  • Library and information centre for travelling, weighs just under 190 grams (without cover) – not even one fifth of the weight of a netbook.
  • Unique, patented e-ink screen technology, black-on-white effect like when reading newspapers and books, gentle on the eyes.
  • Good legibility through zoom function (font appears larger). Screen can be rotated.
  • Search function and several bookmarks in documents
  • Special sensor pen enables writing directly on the screen, and intuitive menu controls.
  • Comments or notifications can be written directly onto the screen in pen, and saved.
  • Handwriting can be easily converted into printed text through text recognition.
  • No more tedious, complicated button controls!
  • Alternatively, a screen keypad can also be used.
  • Dictation device and MP3 player in one.
  • Single-hand control, suitable for both right-handers and left-handers.
  • No power consumption during reading. A fully charged battery is sufficient for approximately 7000 page turns or approx. 15 days of intensive reading.
  • The E-Book Reader can be used for months by “spontaneous readers” without having to worry about recharging the battery.
  • Scratchproof case. Added removable cover with high-quality leather appearance.
  • System can be upgraded with optional firmware updates
  • Device available in white or black

[edit] Specifications

  • Screen: 5” E-ink Electronic Paper Display with 8 shades of grey
  • Resolution: 800 x 600 pixels
  • Pen control: Drawing, handwriting detection, screen keypad
  • Dimensions: 153 x 112 x 12 mm, 190 g (without cover)
  • Memory: Internal 512 MB Flash / 64 MB SDRAM, external additional SDHC memory card with 4 GB (max. 32 GB)
  • Operating system: WIN CE 5.0
  • Text formats: ePUB (Adobe DRM), PDF, TXT, HTXT, HTML, Microsoft Word
  • Audio formats: MP3, WAV (recording and playback), WMA
  • Image formats: JPEG, TIF, BMP, PNG, GIF
  • Document languages supported: German, English, Italian, French, Spanish, Polish, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese and many more
  • German or English user interface
  • Electricity supply: Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery, 3.7 V, 1500 mAh
  • Charging time: approx. 4 hrs through USB with PC connection, approx. 2 hrs through supplied network charging device
  • Runtime: No power consumption during reading. Electricity is only used when turning pages or using the pen. Approx. 7000 page turns per battery charge ~ 15 days of intensive reading
  • Interfaces: Mini USB connection, SD card slot, 3.5-mm mini latches for stereo outlet
  • Hardware buttons: On/Off, 0-9 number keys, cursor buttons, page back/forward, font size, screen rotation, enable pen, audio player, main menu, OK, ESC, refresh screen
  • Handwrite suggestions for any language (tested English, French, ... ?)

[edit] Host System requirements

  • Computer with Windows, Mac or Linux for copying the content onto the SD card
  • Adobe Digital Editions software (free internet download) and Adobe UserID (free) to use protected E-books from Thalia, Libri etc.

[edit] Package content

  • E-book reader with 4 GB SDHC memory card
  • Power adapter, USB connection cable, stereo earphones with volume adjuster, protective cover (black), brief instructions

[edit] Dealers

Hexaglot - A German dealer. Click on products and the e-Book reader. Amazon England - Amazon England hosts many resellers for this product.

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