For most people, when it comes to e-readers, the Amazon Kindle is probably the one that comes to mind. But in fact, in Europe, a company from Denmark, Denver, has launched an entry-level competitor to the Kindle—DENVER EBO series. The latest model is the 635L, which is not only cheap, but also quite distinctive.
Let’s talk about the basic hardware configuration first. DENVER EBO-635L is equipped with a 6-inch E-Ink Carta display with a resolution of 1024x758 and a display light. The processor uses Allwinner E200, built-in 4GB storage space, and supports up to 32GB MicroSD card expansion. The reader has a built-in 1500mAh lithium battery. The official said it can provide 20 hours of reading time, 200 hours of standby time, and 3.5 hours of charging time.
Just looking at the above configuration, it is an entry-level E-Ink reader with a weak screen. In fact, it also has some unique measurement points.
First of all, on the front panel, there are five physical keys of different shapes under the screen, each with different functions for users to operate the reader, including switching the front light, adjusting the brightness, adjusting the text direction, confirming, jumping out of the menu and returning.
The second is that it is equipped with a very rare 3.5mm headphone jack on the reader, which can be directly plugged into the earphone to listen to music and audiobooks.
Then it supports e-book files protected by ADOBE DRM. Just complete the authorization registration of Adobe Digital Editions on the computer, connect the reader with USB, and directly transfer the book files to the device in the program.
It is a pity that this reader, which was launched on the market two years ago, still uses a Micro-USB head instead of the current mainstream USB-C. However, the relatively low price of about 105 euros may make interested parties accept this shortcoming.
A final word on this Denver company, a supplier of high-quality electronics with a wide range of products including smart home and security, audio, cameras, gaming, cell phones, tablets, and more. It has an extensive sales and support network across Europe, able to serve more than 35,000 points of sale.