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.The STAReBOOK is a fully functional Chinese variant similar to the European Bookeen Cybook Gen 3, and is unlikely to be exported.

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STAReBOOK ebook Review

Visit STAReBOOK eBook reader SiteSTAReBOOK STK-101 is an aging eReader not easily available outside China and Taiwan. It is marketed by eRead and was released in 2007, with hardware by the Taiwanese Netronics similar to the NUUT and Bookeen Cybook Gen 3. It was billed the "thinnest and lightest" eReader ever when it came out in 2007. The STAReBOOK is sometimes also billed as the Neolux.

It is an adequate early eReader, but is showing its age, and is only capable of displaying four greyscales (compared to 16 for the latest Amazon, Sony, and iRex models); fine for text, but not good for graphics.

It supports Chinese and English.

It can play MP3 and AAC music files via 2.5mm jack earphones, but no speaker. The lithium ion battery should last some 8,000 page turns--one of the higher counts on the market for its day--or some 2 weeks of heavy reading.


Connecting: The STAReBOOk has no wireless connectivity and relies on a USB cable. There are reported file conversion issues with the STAReBOOK, with some sources listing many file formats supported, when in fact these need to be converted to STK format before use. Sometimes they need to be converted twice, first to TXT before STK.


Accessories: Unknown.


Price: Unknown.


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Key Facts

Price: unknown, difficult to acquire outside China and Taiwan

Display: 6-inch diagonal electronic paper display
600 x 800 pixels at 167 ppi, 4 greyscales
7.4'' x 4.7'' x .3''
6.2 oz
Battery life (reading w/wireless off):
8,000 page turns
2.5mm stereo audio jack, no speakers

Memory: 128 MB
Boot Time:
20 seconds
Full Screen Refresh: .9 seconds

Formats supported (2): STK, MP3

eRead / Netronics (China/Taiwan)


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