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Netronix's 13.3 on Indiegogo $699
#1  fgdas 03-17-2016, 05:02 PM
Indiegogo campaign has just started for OEM version of Netronix's 13.3 inch Android 4.0.4 e-reader with E-Ink's Mobius display $699:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/13-3-inch-android-e-reader#/

Sadly no Bluetooth.
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#2  eschwartz 03-17-2016, 05:09 PM
Important to note: This is a campaign by GoodEreader (the ebook "news" site you love to hate).

Specifically, it is apparently a continuation of their previous "Ultimate Ereader" campaign that bombed.


There is a long-running discussion here: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=266702
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#3  DaleDe 03-17-2016, 08:39 PM
I placed this in the wiki Indiegogo eReader‎‎@Wiki ».

Dale
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#4  AnemicOak 03-17-2016, 11:19 PM
Indiegogo is just the crowdfunding mechanism (something like Kickstarter) it's not really their eReader.
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#5  DaleDe 03-18-2016, 12:07 PM
Quote AnemicOak
Indiegogo is just the crowdfunding mechanism (something like Kickstarter) it's not really their eReader.
Interesting perspective. Netronix makes the hardware but they don't determine what features and policies will be on the reader. Android makes the software but does not determine the features either. Indiegogo is more than just a retailer of the product. They are the only one offering this variation and may, at some point, offer it via other retailers or change the specifications. Crowd Funding is more that just a mechanism. It is a way for a new company to get started IMHO.

Dale
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#6  AnemicOak 03-18-2016, 09:55 PM
Quote DaleDe
Indiegogo is more than just a retailer of the product. They are the only one offering this variation and may, at some point, offer it via other retailers or change the specifications.
The only thing Indiegogo is offering is a funding mechanism they are not the retailer of the product. The device is being offered by the people at the website Good E Reader. They are the ones selling the device, provided it meets it's funding.

There is a very long thread discussing the first attempt to do a Good E Reader device as well as this current one here...
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=266702
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#7  fgdas 03-27-2016, 12:05 AM
Campaign is funded in one week. Well done.
Who's gonna be another M.Kozlowski to order 60 units from Netronix?
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#8  Question Mark 03-27-2016, 12:29 AM
Quote fgdas
Campaign is funded in one week. Well done.
Who's gonna be another M.Kozlowski to order 60 units from Netronix?
Well done indeed. And the orders are still arriving. Perhaps in greater numbers now that there is no longer a danger of them not meeting their target.

That said, although I would very much like to acquire such a device, I would still have some reservations about placing an order myself. Some of their videos are raise more questions than perhaps they answer.

However, despite my personal reservations, I do hope that they and all their backers will be satisfied with the end results. I also hope that some of the bigger players will take notice and see that there is a very real market for such a device. Perhaps then we will see something that really justifies the price tag.
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#9  JSWolf 03-27-2016, 07:01 AM
This is not an ultimate Reader as BadEReader already failed pushing their ultimate Reader and since this isn't it, it has to be lesser than ultimate.
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#10  Question Mark 03-27-2016, 06:33 PM
Quote JSWolf
This is not an ultimate Reader as BadEReader already failed pushing their ultimate Reader and since this isn't it, it has to be lesser than ultimate.
I don't believe they're calling this one the "ultimate" ereader. Certainly, I don't think anyone looking at the specs would consider it anywhere near "ultimate". "Functional" might be a more appropriate adjective to use.

However, although I still have some personal reservations about it based on what I have seen from their videos, I wish them and their backers well. I certainly hope that the backers receive functional units come September. I will be very interested to hear what the final products are like and if they live up to expectations/promises.

What the campaign does show is that their is a considerable demand for such a device. The orders are still flowing in and I expect that they will continue to do so now that the target for the campaign has been reached. The fact that so many people have committed such a large sum of money so quickly for a device with mediocre specs from a campaigner with a questionable reputation really shows how anxious people are to obtain such an ereader. Imagine what the demand would be like with better specs, a slightly lower price and from a reliable source which could offer after care service... I hope Kobo and Sony are taking notice,
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