$13 Txtr Beagle: the world's cheapest and smallest E-Reader

If you thought the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite e-reader had a sweet price point at $119, then the Txtr Beagle Read-only will more-than-likely interest you, as it only sells for $13.

You're probably expecting some downsides as to why the price is so low when compared to other e-readers so here is why: the tablet doesn't support WiFi or 3G, has 4 GBs of non-expandable memory and takes three AAA batteries once a year. If these things don't bother you, then this might be the perfect e-reader for you.

German company Txtr already has e-reader book store applications for iOS and Android, but feels it could cover more turf in the market with this cheap device. This bare-bones book reader comes in the range of colors you see below, which means there's still a good selection of choices for the variety of people that may be interested in the device.

Source: Mashable

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spy beef said,
Is it front lit like the paper white?

It's $13, what do you think! You can't even connect it to a PC for syncing. You can only use bluetooth. Cheap plastic construction, cheap screen, very very basic. DRM books too from they store only.

Mateus said,

It's $13, what do you think! You can't even connect it to a PC for syncing. You can only use bluetooth. Cheap plastic construction, cheap screen, very very basic. DRM books too from they store only.

supposed to support both epub and pdf

Mateus said,

It's $13, what do you think! You can't even connect it to a PC for syncing. You can only use bluetooth. Cheap plastic construction, cheap screen, very very basic. DRM books too from they store only.

How do you know it's "cheap" plastic construction? have you handled one ? it looks pretty solid to me.
but it's not oing to have glow lights, but there are nice reading lights to attachs to these that work great.

Saturate the market with really basic cheap ereaders, make a huge profit, then release version 2 with a better screen & wifi at the same price. Looks OK, but not liking the wide frame. Mine's a blue one please.

tbh I can't see why you would need anything else from an ereader

I think I might just get one for the hell of it. Its practically throw away money for that cost

seebaran said,
Hmm...why $13? They easily could do $26 to double their sale and still be uber affordable.

maybe the ebook reader is priced at $7.50 and they already doubled it

grayscale said,

maybe the ebook reader is priced at $7.50 and they already doubled it

Maybe they will have an e-book on basic division for you...

Because they are not Google...

seebaran said,
Hmm...why $13? They easily could do $26 to double their sale and still be uber affordable.

SalmanPK said,

Yeah.. otherwise they would be giving it for free

And selling information on how fast you read and what you read back to your employer or country...

You can just pick this to try it out instead of buying Fences 2.0 I am kidding, dearies.

Kidding aside, it will eventually boil down to the display quality. 4GB is already thousands of books. Wifi/3G is good but again, almost all of the time, you'll be just staring at the screen so that's what matters.