- 7 Inch Diagonal 800×600 Screen
- Android 2.0
- 802.11b/g Wi-Fi and full browser support–download remarkable content, astonishing applications, and amazing games
- USB and SD card slot for upgradable storage; includes a 4 GB SD card (Pre-installed)
- Built-in dictionary, notepad, calendar, alarm clock, contacts, games, and other useful apps
- Access to over 2 million eBooks via included Borders eBook library portal application, as well as Cruz Market
- 256MB RAM
- Up to 10 Hours Battery Life
- 7.5 x 5.6 x 0.6 inches ; 1 pounds (450 grams)
Velocity Micro Cruz Reader Features
This revolutionary device features a crystal-clear, full-colour, 7-inch display. Velocity Micro Cruz Reader uses the built-in Borders bookstore app to download and read over 2 million eBooks in a light and convenient package. Velocity’s own Cruz Market offers eBook content, this one-stop shop allows you to download apps and videos from a wide selection of content and providers, all in one market. Support includes ePub, PDF, TXT, PDB, and HTML reader files. The 800 x 600 full-colour touchscreen display is ideal for viewing eBooks and eMagazines, Web pages, and movies. The built-in, tilt-activated accelerometer allows the page display to rotate from portrait to landscape and back when you turn the device.
It weighs less than one pound, with the 0.6-inch thickness, Cruz Reader travels everywhere with you and fits perfectly in one hand. Thanks to the Cruz Reader’s 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi and full browser support, you can stay connected with email and social networks via a Wi-Fi hotspot away, you can download interesting content, cool applications, and exciting games. Additionally, you can store all your favourite music and movies, using the included 4GB SD card.
Bring your favourite movies on a plane without carrying DVD player or laptop, with support for MPEG-4 and H.264 video formats. Listen to your favourite music in MP3, WMA, AAC, or WAV formats. Share pictures from your favourite trips with JPEG, GIF, PNG, and BMP support.
The Cruz Reader has been designed and refined as stylish as it is functional. The sleek, slim, and stylish Cruz Reader runs the Android 2.0 OS, it helps you easily manage your programs with a widely intuitive interface.
The user-replaceable lithium-ion battery is included, providing up to 10+ hours of battery life on a single charge (24+ hours on standby).
Other features include built-in dictionary, notepad, calendar, alarm clock, contacts, games, and other useful apps.
The package includes Cruz Reader, docking station (Not Powered), AC adapter, carrying pouch, user’s guide, and 4 GB SD card (pre-installed).
Velocity Micro Cruz Reader: Customer Reviews
Velocity Micro Cruz Reader has received an average of 3.5 out of 5 stars from over 160 customers on Amazon.
Here are some of the positive comments to date (Pros):
- It is able to flawlessly connect to three Wi-Fi networks, home, work and a coffee shop right out of the box.
- Responsive touch screen (do not need to press hard at all)
- Fully functional web browser
- Ability to customize with a multitude of apps (there is more than the Cruz market)
- Battery life can be longer by turning off the wireless or by shutting it down, and recharged very fast.
- It is a solid product, good books right out of the box, games, videos, now it has a YouTube app.
- This device allows you to read both borders books and kindle books and it fits your needs perfectly.
- Can read in the dark and it feels good in your hands.
There are some negative comments (Cons):
- Currently no access to the Android Market.
- Must have patience to learn how to use it and configure it. Once you get used to it, you will bring it with you everywhere you go.
- Speed is not very fast, but usually good enough.
Conclusion from customers
If you are looking for a affordable device to read ebooks, check your email, and update your Facebook status, the Cruz Reader is worth considering.
This is a great little device for what you pay. If you want a fully functional tablet computer, this is not your product. If you want a great reader with some really nice extras, you will LOVE this if you take the time to get it working right!
The Cruz Reader is great for what it is. An e-book reader comes with some other basic functions. It is so much more than an eReader, you can check email, play games, and search the web all on the go!
It is a great e-reader with multiple functionality for the price. Please note that it is meant to be an e-reader and not a tablet PC. It is excellent with the borders and kindle app.
Velocity Micro Cruz Reader Specifications
|Operating System||Android 2.0|
|eReader||Supports ePub, PDF, TXT, PDB, HTML reader files
*ePUB and PDB files require third party software available for free download through Cruz Market.
|Storage||A 4GB SD card (Pre-installed)|
|Display||7 inch Full Colour TFT Display|
|Display Resolution||800 x 600|
|Formats:||Video: MPEG-4 and H.264
Audio: MP3, WMA, AAC, or WAV
Photo: JPEG, GIF, PNG, and BMP
|Wireless LAN||Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)|
|Ports||Full size SD card slot
|Dimensions (W x D x H)||7.5 x 5.6 x 0.6 inches|
|Weight||1.0 lbs. (450 g.)|
|Power/Battery||User-replaceable lithium-ion battery
Up to 10+ hours of life on a single charge (24+ hours on standby)
|Package Includes||Cruz Reader, docking station (Not Powered), AC adapter, carrying pouch, user’s guide, and 4 GB SD card (pre-installed).|
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Velocity Micro Cruz Reader is now available on Amazon.
Date first available: August 26, 2010
Retail Price: $219.99
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