Sharper Image announces Literati e-reader, uses Kobo store

Sharper Image announces Literati e-reader, uses Kobo store


Are you ready to get your hands on yet another e-book reader? How about one that comes with a color screen? Well, Sharper Image is coming forward with the Literati e-reader and it has several features that you won’t find on the Amazon Kindle or Barnes & Noble Nook.

For starters, the $160 Literati e-reader comes equipped with a full color display. Sharper Image isn’t specify exactly, but we’re likely expecting to see a regular LCD display. There’s also a full QWERTY keyboard underneath for ease of text entry. It doesn’t have 3G Whispernet, but the Literati does have Wi-Fi for wireless book downloads and free reading apps.

But where will it get these book downloads? The Sharper Image Literati is actually connected to the Kobo e-book store. This way, you can gain access to the same content as you would on the e-ink powered Kobo eReader… but with color.

The Literati is expected to hit store shelves in early October. Look for it in Bed Bath and Beyond, Best Buy, JC Penney, Kohl’s, Macy’s and of course, Shaper Image locations.

Now Sharper Image Launches an E-Reader [Gadget Lab]