Pros E-pub so you can borrow books from libraries, faster screen than e-ink readers like more expensive Kobo. Kobo shares usb cord, charger, and Calibre software settings with Libre so they share hardware well together.
Cons Some will miss wi-fi, I don't-- it's an e-reader not a tablet computer. Just hook USB to computer and use Calibre software for side loading.
Summary Tried Nook and own Kobo, and this is by far my favorite e-reader. Lightning fast compared to e-ink , small screen not a problem since it easily flips to landscape mode. Bought four for gifts, you can find them well under $100 if you look. Probably not worth the list price.
Pros Can download many file types, very fast page turns, easy on the eyes, mp3 player while you read, holds up to 32G of books, and includes the extras in the price (such as ac adapter, ear phones, case, usb cable, etc.) Amazing value at $99.
Cons none, performs as it promises
Summary I have used the Libre for two months and it works in all kinds of light--I would not read a book in the dark or poor lighting, so why complain about the ereader--and accepts books in almost all formats. Frankly I'm impressed, especially when I compare it to the Kobo and the Kindle, where you pay more for features no reader really needs, in my view.|Contrary to what one reviewer said, who gave the Libre one star, the Libre can jump to chapters, under its Table of Content feature. It can also bookmark and it can search. However, the ebook must be set up by the publisher for this feature to work. Any new books that you purchase are usually capable of this. However, many of the free books are not. I also found the MP3 player worked as fast as any MP3 I have used, once it is downloaded.
Updated on Oct 14, 2010
Pros Easy to operate, simple, functional for straight reading of fiction but
Cons keep in mind the first $100 is the expense of an e reader, for another 40 bucks you get a reader that can go to
any chapter ahead, This is only able to go page one then each page after, no ability to leap ahead by chapters.
Pros I liked the sd card slot and the ease of adding books by just copying them to SD Card. Battery life was good, nice size although the 5" screen was a little on the small side.
Cons Slow, navigation was a pain, text didn't seem to line up correctly with a whole line being taken up by one or two words. the mp3 audio was bad. seemed to take along time from adding something to the SD card before the Libre would recognize it.
Summary My over all feeling is that this was a super entry level e-reader that was over priced. i paid $139 for it but felt ripped off. I would have kept it if I had paid $50-75 and i have a feeling that this is where it will end up. If you are looking for a faster more responsive system go with one of the higher end systems like the Kindle which when i tried on was a much more enjoyable experience.