Want to read digital books on a color screen, but prefer E Ink to an LCD display? Color E Ink has been in the works for years, but few devices featuring the low power, easy-on-the-eyes displays have hit the streets. Those that have been released have generally been underwhelming since the colors just don’t look all that good.
Now Russia’s PocketBook has introduced a new 8 inch eReader with a front-light which helps the screen show its true colors.
The PocketBook Color Lux features an 8 inch, 600 x 800 pixel Triton 2 E Ink display which can display color, shades of gray, and the typical black and white (well, black and gray) text you’ve come to expect from an eReader. With the light turned off, it looks a lot like a black and white screen, but turn on the light and you can see a range of colors.
That should come in handy when reading books with illustrations, comic books, or magazines.
The eReader features 4GB of storage, a microSD card slot, and WiFi.
PocketBook plans to sell the Color Lux in Russia for about $317. There’s no word on if or when we’ll see this eReader in other countries, but it does give us an idea of what we might be able to expect if color eReaders ever take off.
Or you can just spend your money on a cheaper Android tablet and read eBooks on a device that probably offers better color reproduction (but shorter battery life).