Naxa Noodle Color eBook Reader and Media Player

Naxa Noodle

Here’s a new ereader worth some good laughs. Take the name for starters. Naxa Noodle. Say it out loud a couple of times. Come on. Don’t be shy. Naxa Noodle. It rolls right off the tongue. And if there are people near by that overhear you, it’s okay, they’ll just think you’re hungry and thinking about what to eat for lunch.

As if the name isn’t enough to sell you on this new 7″ color ebook reader and media player out of China, the Naxa Noodle supports “various” ebook, video, music, and picture formats.

What formats exactly? Various formats. Seriously, that’s as specific as it gets via the listings at Amazon, QVC, and even the Naxa website.

And then there’s the screen resolution. The specs say it is 480 x 234. That’s on a 7-inch screen. Usually devices with that screen size are 480 x 800 or higher. So that’s a first.

Other features include 4GB of built-in flash memory, a memory card slot, headphone jack, speakers, USB port, ID3 lyric display, and calendar. Additionally, the Naxa Noodle comes with a built-in rechargeable battery, AC adapter, USB cable, earphones, and hand strap.

Currently the price for the Naxa Noodle is $79 at Amazon. Not a bad price, but they aren’t going to be selling very many Noodles when there’s no mention of format support anywhere. Given the lack of details, it is very unlikely that it supports DRM, which means it would only work for public domain ebooks and DRM-free ebooks, none of the major ebookstores.

12 Responses to “Naxa Noodle Color eBook Reader and Media Player”

  1. Haha, well if you get one to “test” let me have it.I love to try to hack the crud out of low end device like this.

  2. A lack of DRM support won’t kill it with the tech-savvy. I already own a kindle, but that kindle has books purchased at Borders and Barnes and Noble on it.

    DRM is a doomed technology, I’m glad to see a product with a price uninflated by vendor lock-in.

  3. I have this reader. I rather like it. It is capable of reading DRM books. In the settings menu there is a section called Activation Record. Other than entering my infor I have not tried the feature. There are some quirks as in some of the spelling of items like “record” is spelled “redord”. Other than that, I have had no problems.

  4. Specifications for the noodle colour:

    7 inch ebook reader
    Audio player,Radio player,Bookmark function,Calendar function
    *Display Type: powered by cPAPER technology
    *7 inch 480*800 Pixels TFT screen
    *support video format:AVI,FLV,WAV,WMA,RM,RMVB
    *Support Music format: MP3,WMA,FLAC,AAC,OGG,APE
    *Replay setting: once, single repeat, all one time, all repeat, audition
    *Play setting: order, shuffle
    *Audio: normal, Microsoft Audio,%2osition:bottom%7sic, Bass, Jazz
    *Recording function
    *Image view: support image format JPG, BMP, image to enlarge, image narrow
    *Image rotation: support 0, 90, 180, 270 degree rotation
    *Browsing history feature
    *TXT text: support ANSI/UNICODE coding.
    *FB2 text: support ANSI/UTF-8 coding
    *HTML text: support ANSI/UTF-8 coding
    *PDB text: support palm DOC format
    *PDF text: support PDF version 1.3/1.4/1.5
    *EPUB text: support OCF specification
    *Bookmark function
    *Browsing mode.: support manual mode and auto mode
    *Auto flip function: support 10 sec, 30 sec, 50 sec, 80 sec, 100 sec and 120 sec
    *Font Enlarging function
    *Menu language: Simplified Chinese, English and traditional Chinese, English, Spanish/Japanese, Portuguese French South Korea/German, Dutch Italian, Malay, Turkish, Indonesia
    *Support date and time
    *Calendar function
    *Auto shutdown time: support 3 min,5 min, 10 min, 15 min, 20 min and Auto shutdown off
    *System restore function
    *SNR: equal or more than 90dB
    *Support software update
    *TF card: build-in 4GB storage, support TF card external.(Max 16GB)
    *The longest playing time: Audio 18 hours, video 6~7 hours
    *Electronic book reading: about 12 hours, 3500 pages.
    *Accessories: manual, charger
    *Charger Specification: input AC100~240V 50/60Hz output: DC5.0~5.5V 500mA~1500mA
    *interface Specification USB2.0(High Speed)
    *Built-in Lithium battery(3.7V,2000mAh)

    I like the ereader too. I’ve had problems with the format of a handful of pdfs and epubs (the vast majority of pdfs and epubs show fine) but other than that, it seems to do what it says on the tin.

    It plays mp3 without a problem, but I’ve been trying out a few avis on it – it seems to play for a few seconds then freeze. I think this is a codec problem but I’ve not got a list of which codecs are compatible with the player unfortunately. So if anyone can help…

    I’ve also put a 32Gb TF card in it without a problem, not the 16Gb it mentions in the specs.

    For the money, around £35, its a great little gadget.

  5. I can’t figure out how to use the thing. I can’t get a book, a video, or music on the Noodle. The instruction manual gave no direction on how to place anything on the Noodle, nor did their website. :(

  6. Can anyone tell me how to download books….or music….etc…I can’t figure out how it works…if I dont find out soon I’m gonna return it…..i don’t like to be too confused….it shouldn’t be this hard to work this system..

  7. It doesn’t have WiFI so you can’t “download” anything. Surely your computer recognizes the Noodle when you plug it into the USB, does it not? Then all you have to do is drag and drop files onto the drive like any MP3/video/ebook player.

  8. E-mail Contact Info NAXA TELEPHONE NUMBERS FOR E-READER
    Sales Department: sales@naxa.com
    Technical Support Department: support@naxa.com

    Telephone Contact Info
    Sales Department: (323) 583-8883
    Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm PST
    Technical Support Department: (323) 583-8881
    Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 10am-5:00pm PST

    Mailing Address
    2320 East 49th St.
    Vernon, CA 90058

  9. Used a camera USB cable that had the proper connector for the Noodle and a standard USP for the laptop. Plugged in. The laptop displayed the Noodle as drive F:.

    I copied some .xps book files to the Noodle. Now The noodle shows the files but does not open them.

    Copied in an Epub file. Went to File explorer and opened the epub file.

    This worked.

    Reads pages slowly.

  10. i need help finding how to put books-music or picturs on the noodle e-book I NEED HELP can some one help me plz.

    • You plug it into your computer and drag and drop the files onto the device’s drive. If you are adding ebooks with DRM you’ll need to download Abobe Digital Editions to your computer and open it with the device plugged into the computer to authorize it.