Icarus Illumina HD ereader has an 8-inch capacitive touch display with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. The company decided to take the technology E-Ink Pearl with front lighting and it is interesting how easy the ability to vary the intensity to suit you (even turn it off) with a button.
Under the frame there is a dual-core processor (Cortex-A9) 1GHz and 512MB of RAM, plus 8GB of internal memory to accommodate its collection of ebooks and if it is not sufficient for the needs of the reader, you can also expand storage up to 32GB with an SD card. On board there is a WiFi module, audio jacks for headphones and a lithium-ion battery 2800 mAh.
It has a slim design (145 x 200 x 9 mm, 275 grams), almost 20% lighter than competing models because of the absence of physical buttons except for the ON / OFF button and the Home. One of the most curious features is provided by the operating system: Android 4.2, which will allow users to install applications for reading among hundreds of titles, Kindle, Kobo, Nook, Aldiko, Skoobe, Bliyoo and so on. It supports all major formats: CHM, DOC, DjVu, HTM, HTML, PDF, RTF, TXT, ePub.
Icarus Illumina XL is already available in Italy (as well as in the US) at a price of 199 Euros on Amazon. It’s not really a “deal” but considering that almost all e-readers on the market have a smaller screen and an average of 6 inches, this model could make a difference for those who love reading novels and PDF files over a larger area. Icarus, moreover, is well known in the landscape of digital readers for its devices with large displays, such as e-reader 9.7 Inch Android launched a few years ago.