I am not quite sure about you, but reading on an e-book reader is a difference that is quite like that of an actual book, and yet not quite there. Good thing most of the decent e-book readers released in the past came in respectable sizes for the hands and eyes, but the txtr Beagle from Germany might not be too comfortable for some of us, especially when we are referring to a display that is just 5” in size, sporting a 600 x 800 pixel count and 4GB of internal memory. One thing you cannot hold against it would be the weight of a mere 128 grams, and in all probability, it would be the lightest model to come with an E Ink display. In fact, Germany’s txtr has claimed the Beagle to be the “lightest and smallest” e-reader in the world.

Powered by a pair of AAA batteries, txtr claims that the Beagle should last you anywhere from 12 to 15 books before you need to juice up the batteries. Could it be the cheapest as well? Most probably, as there is word that txtr has plans to sell the Beagle e-reader for just €9.90 ($13) in Germany. Yes, that is hard to believe, but then again, it is because a wireless carrier has already subsidized it, so it remains to be seen whether an unlocked version will make a sizeable dent in your bank account.

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