This lets you not only read eBooks, but also jot notes on the device.
Now Netronix is showing off its pen enabled eReaders at the Consumer Electronics Show… and the manufacturer says retail partner Astak plans to sell the device in the United States this year.
Netronix is showing off two different models this year. There’s the 6.8 inch, 1440 x 1080 pixel model unveiled last year, and a new 13.3 inch, 1600 x 1200 pixel model.
Both are running Android 4.0-based software and can handle JPG and PNG images as well as eBook files.
When writing or drawing you can use notepad or art apps with support for brush, pen, and pencil-style input, then you can save notes and transfer them to a PC.
The devices also support finger input: you can interact with menus and turn pages in eBooks by tapping the screen with your fingertips.
The large morel measures 12.2″ x 9.2″ x 0.27″ and weighs 13 ounces while the smaller version measures 6.9″ x 5.0″ x 0.28″ and weighs 8.9 ounces.
Netronix says the 13.3 inch model is an early prototype, so it’s not clear when it will be available — but it’ll likely cost a lot more than the 6.8 inch version.
While Netronix may not be a household name in the United States, the Taiwanese company is a manufacturer that has produced hardware for Kobo and other companies who offer eReaders you may have heard of.