Pico Life BK7021 7" eBook Reader at JB Hi-Fi - $78 - Originally $93
This was posted 11 months 17 days ago, and might be an out-dated deal
I tried calling every Woolworths, Big W and Dick Smith in my area and tried to pick up a Kindle Gen 3 with keyboard & WiFi, but no one had them available (see this bargain for more information http://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/71062 )
So, I started looking at alternatives and found the Pico Life BK7021 7" E-Book Reader. Its battery life is no where near as good as the Kindle, however, it does have other advantages which the Kindle does not, such as:
- It is back lit.
- Plays music.
- Plays videos (a large variation of formats supported too, surprisingly).
- It is cheaper.
- It is brand new (as opposed to the refurbished Kindle Gen 3 with keyboards).
As mentioned above, its battery life is nothing compared to that of the Kindle, however, I believe the Kindle and the Pico are aimed at different audiences. Kindle's are aimed at people who are only interested in reading whereas the Pico is more for the person that wants a bit of everything.
I'll be heading overseas shortly so unfortunately won't be able to provide any real feedback (until I get an internet connection O/S), so please feel free to ask anything and I will respond as soon as I can.
Note: In store the label said the Pico was $93 but it scanned at the right price. The lady I spoke with did say it was on special though, so hurry if your looking at getting one as I don't know when the special ends. In terms of stock, the Chadstone store (Victoria) said they had 10 units available.
Note 2: Sorry, this is one of my first bargains so am not sure how to add a picture. For those interested in the specs and videos which are supported, please see this image of the box: http://upload.ozbargain.com/2012/06/02/8567_imag0180.jpg