Foxit eSlick eReader Price Drop

Foxit, known for their PDF software, issued a press release yesterday proclaiming a price drop for the Foxit eSlick ereader to $199. The device comes with a synthetic leather cover, 2GB SD card, 20 classic ebooks, free Foxit PDF Reader Pro Pack, and Foxit PDF Creator.

Foxit PDF Creator is in essence a virtual printer that can create PDF files from any type of printable Microsoft Windows document like DOC, XLS, and PPT. PDF Creator can also convert TXT and HTML files, along with emails, into professional quality PDFs.

The Reader Pro Pack includes some advanced editing tools, a spellchecker, form filler, and text converter for the free Foxit Reader program for Windows.

The Foxit eSlick is a rebranded Netronix EB-600 and shares similar hardware with devices like the Kobo eReader, Astak Mentor, and PocketBook 301. The main drawback with the eSlick, however, is that it doesn’t support Adobe DRM for ebooks sold from most websites.

The eSlick supports the following formats: PDF, EPUB, PDB, TXT, Any printable document (after file is converted to PDF using included software), GIF, BMP, JPEG, PNG, and MP3.

It seems that Newegg and Amazon, about the only major websites that sell the Foxit eSlick, have yet to receive the memo, as they are still selling it for $239 and up.

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