For all Aussies, here is an interesting offer. For $49 you can buy a very basic ereader between 13th April and 20th April. Aldi are offering this Chinese ereader as one of their Special Buys.
This is the same ereader that has appeared all over the world with a number of different makers’ logos on its front. It is in fact a very standard ereader that is produced now by quite a number of makers in China, and one that I have looked at a number of times before.
Basically it is a LCD screened ereader with the minimum of extra functions, no WiFi, 3G or touch screens, simply a device on which you can read ebooks, listen to music and watch videos – All of which you will need to transfer from a computer to this gadget via an USB cable.
Being an LCD screened gadget, it’s battery life is measured in hours not weeks as is the case with real ereaders, but if you keep this as an ereader for the lavatory or around the house that isn’t really a problem – most people manage to keep their smart phones going after all, and they have the same sort of battery endurance.