Infibeam Pi Hands on Review

In my last post I added Infibeam images, in this post I will be giving my review about this indigenous Indian eBook reader which is crafted by Company name Infibeam.

Overview:

Infibeam Pi is technically Indian version of Amazon Kindle minus Keyboard. One benefit of Indian product is it’s cheaper than Amazon kindle. Giving an Overview about company behind Pi, Infibeam is largest Online Book store. So they come up with a dedicated eBook reader which is portable and easy to handle.

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Hardware:

As I mentioned portable that makes Infibeam light weight (180g) and sleek.

  • Height     188 mm
    Width     118 mm
    Thickness     9.5 mm
    Weight     180 gm
  • Battery: 1000 mAh Lithium battery
  • Charging time: 4 hrs Give output for 7 Days.
  • SD card Slot
  • 3 mm Audio Connector
  • Internal memory= 512MB
  • Expandable to 4 GB (Micro SD)

Usability:

One if the feature which you will love about Pi is that along with eBook reader you can also use it as a Image viewer, Music pod. It supports following file format:

  • PDF, EPUB, HTML, TXT, MOBI
  • Images:     JPG, BMP, PNG
    Audio  :   MP3

Ability to expand the memory to 4GB using external Micro-SD card will give you ample amount of storage to carry your favorite songs.

Pros:

  • Light weight
  • Dedicated eBook reader
  • Multiple- file format Support
  • Support Landscape and Portrait mode

Cons:

  • 3 MM  audio jack: should be 3.5mm
  • No backlight: Make it useless for night.

Features I would like to see:

With the price of Rs. 9999 I can’t expect Pi to have all the features which I can think of, though here are few things which I would like to see in future version of Pi:

  1. Backlight or Color Display
  2. 3.5 Audio Jack.
  3. Touch Screen: It’s screen always gives an impression of touch screen. How about adding this feature?

Verdict:

With the price tag of 10K (225$) Infibeam is a good pick if you are a dedicated eBook reader. But you should  consider few options like you can use it in day time and not in night. If you travel a lot, this could be a useful gadget for you.

You can read more about Pi and order it online here.

Do let us know your feedback about Infibeam Pi.

3 thoughts on “Infibeam Pi Hands on Review

  1. John Bennett says:

    An important feature for Indian readers is the support for Hindi and other Indian languages.

  2. At 10k its the expensive book reader with this features !!
    Sorry Infibeam thumbs down to you from my side.

  3. dude you want backlight for a ebook reader that works on E Ink technology ? get an iPad then; dedicated ebook reader is not for you. The whole point of not having a backlight is of getting a reading experience which is as close to actual book as possible.

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