Sharper Image Ereader On the Way
The revived Sharper Image brand is behind the latest new ereader device. The Literati by Sharper Image, announced Wednesday, is a full-color ereader that will retail for just $159 when it arrives in October.
The 7-inch device features Wi-Fi connectivity and Kobo's free reading apps.
"The majority of eReaders available today are either too expensive with too many features, or the manufacturer has slashed key functionality and overall device quality to lower the price," said Kirk McLean, co-founder of parent company MerchSource, said as part of the announcement. "We designed the Literati from the inside out -- starting with the bookstore -- to give booklovers exactly what they wanted: a simple, dedicated device that lets them get right to the book."