Velocity Micro Cruz Reader, Black (R101)

Velocity Micro Cruz Reader, Black (R101)

Micro Cruz Reader
The world’s first affordable touch screen color ereader. Cruz through books, magazines, and newspapers on this revolutionary device’s crystal clear 7″ display. Plays video, music, and browses the web in full color. Backed by Velocity Micro’s expert US-based support. The Cruz Reader to be as stylish as it is functional. At just under one pound, the .6″ thick Cruz Reader goes everywhere you do and fits perfectly in one hand.
Micro Cruz Reader Specs
Crystal clear 4:3, 800 x 600 full-color touchscreen display is ideal for viewing eBooks and eMagazines, Web pages, and movies
802.11b/g Wi-Fi and full browser support–download remarkable content, astonishing applications, and amazing games
USB and SD card slot for upgradable storage; includes a 4 GB SD card (Pre-installed)
Built-in dictionary, notepad, calendar, alarm clock, contacts, games, and other useful apps
Access to over 2 million eBooks via included Borders eBook library portal application, as well as Cruz Market
Benefits of Micro Cruz Reader
Full-Color Touchscreen Display

Android-Based OS

eBook Readere

Enjoy Your Other Media

Stay Connected with 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi and Full Browser Support

Slim and Stylish

Add Storage Capacity

Built-in Applications

User-Replaceable Battery

Product Support

Each Cruz is backed by Velocity Micro’s expert US-based support, for extra peace of mind.

The tablet meets my expectations, but only because I was already aware of its shortcomings before ordering it. As other reviewers have stated, this is not an iPad. The screen is not bad at all and good for reading documents in bed. I’ve found the best reading app to be the Kindle one, although for comic book CBR files, I’m using the Droid Comic Viewer version 1.3.10. The YouTube app from the Cruz market really stinks. The videos are terrible quality, I’m not sure if anything better is available. So far I would say video is the weakest feature, I actually haven’t been able to successfully play a video from the SD card yet, but will keep trying different formats and encode rates. Photos look very nice in the photo viewer though, it will make a good tool for showing off snapshots on vacation. In any case, my main reason for purchasing this was as a reader and internet browser. The included browser seems sufficient in rendering most websites, with the exception of any flash support. I understand there are other third party browser options, but I have yet to check them out. Bottom line; for $ 120 it fits my needs right now. There are issues with responsiveness and quirks to be sure, but nothing that keeps it from being useful. I kept my expectations low and was pleasantly surprised. I’ll keep my Kindle for reading outdoors and on long trips, but this will be my new bedside reader.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 >> Reviews

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