The latest e-reader to offer an LCD color screen instead of an E Ink version is MerchSource, which is planning a $159 eReader to be called the Literati by The Sharper Image.
MerchSource sells electronics and other products under names such as Animal Planet, Emerson, and Vivitar. In this case, it made a licensing deal with The Sharper Image, according to The New York Times.
The 7-inch eReader uses WiFi. It links to Kobo’s eBookstore and will ship in October to stores including Best Buy, Bed, Bath and Beyond, JC Penney, Kohl’s, and Macy’s.
For ease of use, it comes preloaded with 25 public domain titles.
Source: The New York Times
Photo: Literati by Sharper Image via The New York Times