Home » Uncategorized » Words Gear: Panasonic e-reader does books and movies

Words Gear: Panasonic e-reader does books and movies

I’m not entirely sold on the eBook revolution, yet. But I’m one of those book types, the one who likes to turn the pages and read it on the train or the bus or … Wait a minute. The new eBook readers can do all those things.

Such is the case with the Words Gear from Panasonic. It can give you your eBook fix, along with your JPEG and MPEG-4 fix as well. Audio capability is AAC, which is a plus. The resolution is OK, at 600×1024, although your eyes might get tired after staring at the screen for the 6 hours that the company says its lithium ion battery can last before it needs recharging.

Of course, your eyes might get tired as well because you’re semi-squinting at the screen in the first place because it’s just 5.6 inches tall. Talk about reading the fine print!

That’s the one drawback to eBook readers, in my … book. The type just can’t get big enough for people like me, who need glasses to read just about anything. I like the idea of the video viewing, though, and I’m enough of a techno-geek to want one of these things just on principle.

The Words Gear, which bows in Japan on December 20, is moderately priced, at US$355, which is good because you’ll need to keep buying SD cards if you want to keep a lot of those eBooks and videos you’ll be downloading. One word of warning: This device accepts SD cards of a maximum of 2GB. That’s probably just fine for most eBooks. You might run into to trouble if you want to download a full season of LOST, however.

About Dave White

Check Also


Try Oculus Rift And Wii To Roam Around On The Back To The Future Hoverboard

Check out how you can fly in virtual space by using an Oculus Rift and a Wii Balance Board.


Amazon Appstore for Android Holiday Deals, Including Free Apps

There are tons of deals from the Amazon Appstore that will be offered starting now and throughout the holiday shopping season. They say that they will have "hundreds of titles that are eitehr free... or available between 50-90% off" the regular price.


Black Friday: Google Play Store Apps, Games and Content on Sale All Weekend

Case in point, if you head over to the Google Play Store right now, you'll find that Google is celebrating all Cyber Weekend with discounts on all sorts of content. This includes many popular apps and games


Black Friday Deal: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-Inch for $100 Off

Did you manage to score any epic Black Friday deals this morning? Are you still ...


Arduino Co-Creator Releases Plans for $200 DIY Mobile Phone

Mellis was one of the people who came up with the now hugely popular Arduino platform and now he has come up with plans for people to build their own cell phone for about $200 in parts.


No Discounts for Apple Black Friday, Just Free Gift Cards

If you were hoping to save yourself some cash as you brave the Black Friday shopping crowds, you'll want to go somewhere other than the official Apple Stores.