e-book Hardware

Last updated: May 23, 2012

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Name Cost OS Source files Short image descriptions Long image descriptions MathML support Image support SVG support Alter text/image size Accessible Misc.
Nook $149 (WiFi);
$199 (3G + WiFi)
Android EPUB, PDB, PDF, JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP No No No Yes No No No
  • Has wireless and 3G connectivity.
  • No TTS
Nook Color $199 Android EPUB, PDF, PDB, CBZ, XLS, DOC, PPT, TXT, DOCM, XLSM, PPTM, PPSX, PPSM, DOCX, XLX, PPTX, JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, MP3, MP4, Flash, AAC - - - Yes - - -
  • Comments based on documentation only
  • Has wireless connectivity.
  • No TTS
Nook Simple Touch $99 Android EPUB, PDF, JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP - - - Yes - - -
  • Comments based on documentation only
  • Has wireless connectivity.
  • No TTS
Nook Tablet $249 Android EPUB, PDF, PDB, XLS, DOC, PPT, TXT, DOCM, XLSM, PPTM, PPSX, PPSM, DOCX, XLX, PPTX, mp3, MP4, Flash, 3GP, 3G2 MKV, WEBM (H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VP8), JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, MP3, MP4, AAC, AMR, WAV, OGG - - - Yes - - -
  • Comments based on documentation only
  • Has wireless connectivity.
  • No TTS
Bookeen Cybook Opus n/a Linux Epub, PDF, TXT, HTML - - - Yes - - -
  • Comments based on documentation only
  • Has wireless connectivity.
  • Has TTS
iPad $499-$699 iOS varies Yes but depends on e-book software Yes but depends on e-book software Yes but depends on e-book software Yes Yes; in browser only Yes, but only when VoiceOver is off. Yes
  • VoiceOver screen reader will interact with apps that have been authored accessibly
  • Magnification and VoiceOver will not work simultaneously.
iPhone $199-$299 iOS varies Yes but depends on e-book software Yes but depends on e-book software Yes but depends on e-book software Yes Yes; in browser only Yes, but only when VoiceOver is off. Yes
  • VoiceOver screen reader will interact with apps that have been authored accessibly
  • Magnification and VoiceOver will not work simultaneously.
iPod touch $229-$399 iOS varies Yes, via alt No No Yes Yes; in browser only Yes, but only when VoiceOver is off. Yes
  • VoiceOver screen reader will interact with apps that have been authored accessibly
  • Magnification and VoiceOver will not work simultaneously.
Kindle $79-$109 Linux Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion - - - Yes - - -
  • Comments based on documentation only
  • Has no TTS
Kindle 3/Kindle Keyboard $99-$189 Linux AZW, PDF, HTML, MOBI, Word, txt No No No Yes No Yes Somewhat
  • Browser does not display alt text
  • Has TTS (Voice Guide) for menus and OS navigation
  • TTS also available for reading text if DRM allows.
  • TTS does not identify when an image is present.
Kindle DX $379 Linux Kindle (AZW), PDF, TXT, Audible (formats 4, Audible Enhanced (AAX)), MP3, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, RTF, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion - - - Yes - - -
  • Comments based on documentation only
  • TTS available for reading text if DRM allows.
Kindle Fire $199 Linux Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, Audible, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, OGG, WAV, MP4, VP8 - - - Yes - - -
  • Comments based on documentation only
  • Has TTS (Voice Guide) for menus and OS navigation
  • TTS also available for reading text if DRM allows
Kindle Touch $99-$149 Linux Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, Audible, MP3, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion - - - Yes - - -
  • Comments based on documentation only
  • TTS available for reading text if DRM allows
Kobo eReader $130 Linux PDF, TXT, FB2, EPUB, MOBI, XHTML No No No Yes No Yes No
  • No TTS
  • Operates via buttons; no touchscreen
PocketBook 360 Plus $133 Linux Docx, FB2, FB2.ZIP, TXT, PDF, DJVU, RTF, HTML, PRC (mobi), CHM, EPUB, DOC, TCR, JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF - - - Yes - - -
  • Comments based on documentation only
  • No TTS
  • Has wireless connectivity
PocketBook Basic 611 n/a Linux EPUB (ADOBE DRM), PDF (ADOBE DRM), EPUB, PDF, TXT, DJVU, RTF, HTML, CHM, DOC, DOCX, TCR, FB2, FB2.ZIP, JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF - - - Yes - - -
  • Comments based on documentation only
  • No TTS
  • Has wireless connectivity
PocketBook Pro 602 $219 Linux Docx, FB2, FB2.ZIP, TXT, PDF, DJVU, RTF, HTML, PRC (mobi), CHM, EPUB, DOC, TCR, JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF, MP3 - - - Yes - - -
  • Comments based on documentation only
  • Has TTS (multiple languages)
  • Has wireless connectivity
PocketBook Pro 902 $379 Linux Docx, FB2, FB2.ZIP, TXT, PDF, DJVU, RTF, HTML, PRC (mobi), CHM, EPUB, DOC, TCR, JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF, MP3 - - - Yes - - -
  • Comments based on documentation only
  • Has TTS (multiple languages)
  • Has wireless connectivity
PocketBook IQ $179 Linux Docx, FB2, FB2.ZIP, TXT, PDF, DJVU, RTF, HTML, CHM, EPUB, DOC, TCR, JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF, MP3 - - - Yes - - -
  • Comments based on documentation only
  • Has TTS (multiple languages)
  • Has wireless connectivity
PocketBook A 10 n/a Linux PDF (ADOBE DRM), EPUB (ADOBE DRM), PDF, EPUB, FB2, TXT, DJVU, RTF, HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF, MP3, WAV - - - Yes - - -
  • Comments based on documentation only
  • Has TTS (multiple languages)
  • Has wireless connectivity
Sony Reader PRS9x $259 Linux BBeB, EPUB, PDF, TXT, RTF, DOC, DOCX, mp3, AAC No No No Yes No Yes No
  • No TTS
  • Table layout disappears at certain magnification levels
  • Some images disappear at certain magnification levels
  • Touchscreen operates w/stylus or fingers
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