Now that it’s apparently ‘the run up to Christmas’ (yep, deal with it), tech companies are beginning to unzip their trousers and flop their festive wares across the table. eReaders are king of the Xmas tech gifts, but why splash out on a Kindle when you can get one for just £8? This is the Txtr Beagle.
The Txtr is a diddly eReader with a 5-inch display, which will be winging its way across Europe from Germany soon. It’s powered by a couple of AAA batteries and stuffs in 4GB of (non-expandable) storage.
There’s sadly no WiFi, but does boast Bluetooth compatibility. It’s got a unique approach to managing your eBooks – it uses that connection and a dedicated iOS app to send books across to to the Txtr Beagle from your iPhone.
Oh, and did we mention that price? The Txtr is €10 in its native Germany, which directly translates to £10. In a world where even the cheapest Kobo Reader is still touching the £50 mark, that’s insane value. Can you say ‘stocking filler’?