txtr beagle announced as world’s smallest ereader

Oct 9, 2012
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Amazon's Kindle series, as well as Barnes & Noble's own line of NOOK ereaders offer consumers a small and portable offering that makes it easy to read on the go. However, if you're still looking for something even smaller, a company called txtr thinks they can deliver that to you with their new beagle 5-inch ereader.

The photo above gives you a good idea at just how small the device is, and look at those two ladies having a good time together. We're not sure what they're reading exactly, but from the looks of it, the books must be good reads. It also doesn't hurt knowing that the beagle is claimed to be the smallest ereader in the world.

Measuring in at only 5mm thick, the txtr beagle comes with a 5-inch e-ink display. It also only weighs 4.5 ounces and takes up only around six cubic inches. However, one of the biggest features that separates the beagle from its competitors is that there's no chargers or cables necessary. The beagle fits two AAA batteries at the bottom that can power the device for a whole year. Users can access txtr's Android reading app to browse and download ebooks and can also connect via Bluetooth to a smartphone in order to transfer ebooks to and from the device.

txtr says the device may sell for as low as €9.90 (roughly $13) in Europe, which is an unheard of price in this day and age. However, we're not sure how the company will plan to price the device in the US. Availability hasn't been announced yet, but it looks like the beagle will release in Europe, Asia, and the US.


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