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on has recently introduced the Elonex 500EB, a colour eReader and multimedia player rolled into one. Selling for only R999, has made this handy device highly accessible to the South African market.

‚There is a real demand for digital content in our country and the introduction of the Elonex 500EB is simply feeding South Africa’s growing appetite. is pleased to offer South Africa the first ever eReader to retail under R1000.‚ says Gerjo Hoffman, Head of eContent at

‚Technology has made life easier in quite a number of ways. One aspect is clearly seen in the introduction of eBooks and eReaders which seem to have made paperback novels of thing of the past‚ says Hoffman. Besides offering a new way to read books, the Elonex 500EB also brings out additional entertainment options. It displays colour ebooks in numerous formats and is an AVI video player, image viewer and music player. The Elonex eReader 500EB has a 5 inch TFT LCD display screen with an 800 x 480 pixel resolution. The device comes with a 2GB internal memory and supports memory cards up to 32GB. Battery life is rated at 20 hours for music, 4 hours for video and 6 hours for reading. The best thing about the eReader is that it weighs just 190 grams making travelling light a reality. You can pack in almost 1000 books into your suitcase and not worry about being overweight as you check in for that well-deserved break this holiday season. ‚To purchase your eReader, go to: If you order now, will throw in a free eBook voucher valued at R160 on delivery. Don’t delay ‚ start building your eBook library today!‚ says Hoffman.