Two New Pixelar MReaders with SiPix Touch Screens


Pixelar MReader 9-inch

Pixelar has two new ebook readers available for pre-order, called MReaders. There’s a 6-inch version and a 9-inch model. Both come with WiFi and have SiPix touchscreens.

SiPix is an alternative to the more widely used E Ink screens. Both utilize the same type of electrophoretic technology, but use different methods to achieve the end result.

The 9-inch MReader is shown in the picture to the left, the 6-inch model is pictured below (click them for full size). There’s also a third MReader with an E Ink display that doesn’t have a touchscreen. Check this earlier post for more about it.

Both new MReaders support the following formats: Adobe DRM, PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, CHM, FB2, RTF, TCR, PDB, HTM, PRC, HTML, DJVU, IW44, IW4, DJV, JPG, BMP, TIF, GIF, and PNG.

The 9-inch Pixelar MReader has a pixel resolution of 1024 x 768 and supports 16 levels of greyscale. It comes with 2GB of internal memory, supports SD cards up to 32GB, has a headphone jack, runs a Samsung S3C2416 400MHz processor, and has a 2400mAh battery that lasts up to 10000 page turns.

The 9-inch MReader weighs 524 grams and measures 250mm x 170mm x 12mm. It comes with an AC charger, earphones, and a carrying case.

MReader Touch 6-inch

The 6-inch MReader has a pixel resolution of 800 x 600 and supports 16 levels of greyscale. It comes with 2GB of internal memory, supports microSD cards, has a headphone jack, runs a Samsung S3C2416 400MHz processor, and has a 1700mAh battery that lasts up to 10000 page turns.

The 6-inch MReader weighs 224 grams and measures 185mm x 122.5mm x 9.5mm. It comes with an AC charger, earphones, and a carrying case.

Both MReaders are available for pre-order from the Pixelar MReader website. The 6-inch model is expected to ship on October 4th and sells for £219. The 9-inch models ships in November and sells for £269; it comes with free worldwide postage on pre-orders.

3 Responses to “Two New Pixelar MReaders with SiPix Touch Screens”

  1. i have one of the new big screened readers… the T912. The device performs admirably at what it does, but the interface and software (still in beta) is dreadful.

    At has a touch screen, but seems unable to utilise links in html formats (what kind of backward system is that). HTML pages with frames cannot be displayed.

    Arranging books by themes or such like is nigh on impossible.

    but it is a very good reader, just annoying frustrating.

    Steve

  2. I’ve just got a T912.
    I haven’t even got as far as reading anything yet as I’ve
    spent hours trying to set the system date from 2010 to 2011.
    There is no English manual and the software to a joke.
    The on-screen keyboard is useless, no delete key and if you press one particular key you get sent off into other screens of Chinese characters. Bloody useless.

  3. to set the time and date, come across one screen, choose configuration, device setting and from there you can select your language, time and date, etc.

    but your right, there is no english manual (but it is really not complicated), the onscreen keyboard is slow (but then again so is e-ink). As to no delete key, there are backspace and arrows.

    I think you need to simply slow down and take it steady.