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RedFox to offer WizLib eBook Reader

During our forum on eReaders with the CyberPress one of the speakers, who is from RedFox, presented their very own version of an eBook Reader (eReader) which they said will be released locally.

Dubbed the RedFox WizLib, these thin and light eReaders come in three sizes — a 5″ display, a 6″ display and a 9.7″ display. They are also very thin and light — starting from 10.2mm going down to just 7.7mm.


Powered by the same technology as the Amazon Kindle, the RedFox WizLib will have options for WiFi and 3G connectivity so you can use the device to download content and also surf the net. It also supports a large number of file formats and can even play mp3s.

RedFox representatives could not give an exact price but they said the smallest model could be in the Php12k range and the bigger one is around Php15k.

They will be sending me review units once everything is ready so I’ll post more of these when I get them.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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41 Responses

  1. Rom says:

    Yuga, does the screen also do a refresh when turning pages? Flicker effect?

  2. arnold says:

    This is great news! Libraries which are planning to go “digital” can use this instead of importing Kindles and Nooks.

  3. yuga says:

    @rom – yup!

  4. arnold says:

    wait, the interface looks better than the Kindle. May icons.

  5. Rom says:

    I saw this already not too long ago – Jerome Gotangco has one but not from RedFox. It is, if I dare say, exactly the same.

  6. Glenn Santos says:

    Sorry to nitpick but as one of the blogs us Pinoys look up to, I think you can do a bit better on the writing, Yuga. Are these articles even checked before publishing? I count two errors already in the first sentence alone.

    I’m not one to criticize, especially on a blog I enjoy but I hope we can show those other tech blogs that we can at least match their post quality.

  7. yuga says:

    @glenn – it’s very hard to kill the habit of “publish now, edit later”.

  8. JP says:

    I’ll buy this if the battery can last up to a week of exhaustive usage.

  9. hubes says:

    @yuga is there a browser program where you can check email and surf?

  10. yuga says:

    @jpcaparas – yes, they say it does. I will have to confirm that once I get to test it myself. The Kindle can do 3 weeks daw e.

    @hubes – try Flock.

  11. Teknisyan says:

    Do we really even need another ebook reader? does redfox plan to put up their own online store for the content?

  12. Mike B. says:

    Hi Yuga,

    Any idea what formats will it support? Will it be limited to the Amazon Kindle format? Or can it handle PDFs, docs, html, rtf and txt? Thanks!

  13. yuga says:

    @teknisyan – it’s like asking if we need another laptop or another cellphone.

    @mike – they did not specify but I remember them saying it can do Kindle, Nook, ePub, PDF, Text, etc.

  14. This is good to know but I hope they lower the price considering the Kindle is now down to $189 or roughly P8,700.

  15. JP says:


    I was thinking of that too. With the basic idea that the average Filipino makes only about 10k-15k monthly, why crop up an ebook reader that costs two times more than the Kindle?

    Either way, it’s still a good start.

    I hope LG releases its own ebook reader soon. They offer really low prices on their products that are being sold in the Philippines.

    Time to spice up the competition!

  16. Calvin says:

    these are pricey. i expect the lowest model to be way below 10k. the sony readers are getting cheaper also.

  17. deuts says:

    With the prices you mentioned that they should be offering them, do they really intend to compete with the Kindle? With that price, and if I have to choose between it or the Kindle, I’d definitely go with the Kindle!

  18. mr. bogus says:

    hmmm mahal ang price… compare to branded…
    as of now wala pa ako tiwala sa redfox.. made in the phil kung di ako nagkakamali

  19. lawrence says:

    I wish they can invest on tablets (android) than these stuffs. I mean tablets can beat what these readers can offer any time of the day.. like efficient web browsing..proper video playing, etc. and its a little steep for the price..


    please suggest redfox to try tablets products. Im sure there is a bigger market for it than ereaders. Thanks!

  20. Teknisyan says:

    hehe.. I guess it’s the more the merrier.. lols.. plus consumer have a lot of choices!! ;)

  21. Karl Mac says:

    Wake me up when CDRKing offers a cheaper version. I’ll just get a netbook in the meantime.

  22. yuga says:

    @lawrence – actually, they’ll have one in September. just waiting for the photos and details over email.

  23. hubes says:

    @yuga – flock can run in kindle or this e-reader?

    **@hubes – try Flock.

  24. MobilePinas says:

    Hi Yuga, hope you could do a review about it.

  25. gchang says:

    When RedFox was here in SM Cebu last July 16-18,
    they hinted that the price would be as follows:

    5″ Display Panel (11,999)
    (600×800 pixels resolution)
    Supports 16 Level gray-scale
    148mm x 102 mm x 7.7mm (150g)

    6″ Display Panel (15,999)
    (600×800 Pixels resolution)
    Supports 16 Level Gray-scale
    192mm x 125mm x 10.3 mm (260g)

    9.7″ Display Panel (27,999)
    (600×800 Pixels resolution)
    Supports 16 Level Gray-scale
    271mm x 183mm x 10.2mm (600g)

    Looks like the Kindle DX is a better buy (minus the wifi which the wizLib has)

  26. Jerome G. says:

    The Redfox Wizlib is no different with the Boeye Sibrary G6 http://en.sibrary.com.cn/

  27. mel says:

    6″ Display Panel (15,999)
    (600×800 Pixels resolution)
    Supports 16 Level Gray-scale
    192mm x 125mm x 10.3 mm (260g)

    gray-scale? meron po ba colored display?

  28. dyosa says:

    i want this!
    do you have any idea kung kailan lalabas sa market?

    i tried emailing redfox, pero return to sender eh. i used the email ad published in their site

  29. jin kazama says:

    im one of the testers of that product…i don’t know when will they release it on the market…hintay lang nandyan na rin sya..parang Starcraft 2 ahihihihi

  30. Paulo says:

    Hmm…the 6″ Kindle WiFi only which will be available in the Philippines is only $139 so that’s around 8k with shipping already. I hope this one will be lower than that, specially the 5″ model.

  31. nardaraine says:

    yuga,pls help me to decide what gadget to choose where i can put a lot of audio books, bcoz as i understud, ung may e-books lang ang madami dito?minsan kc natatamad akong magbasa gusto ko makinig na lang. ano ba maganda?

  32. Pendong says:

    I wonder how much we’ll have to eventually shell out to buy a Kindle after Crocodile Jones – The Son of Indiana Dundee sniffs our package either at PhilPost or Customs. :)

  33. Freddie says:

    Mas mahal pa ito sa kindle! Is it better?

  34. Nice interface. Kindle-like. Unfortunately, its grayscale. It would be weak to read colored e-books or magazine-like pdf files with that. But if it is really just for e-book purposes, I think it would be a good deal.

    First time I saw this was at the SMX Manila Bookfair. Since then, I haven’t seen them at all.

    Anyone here would know where I can test one of these?

  35. jun says:

    i bought one 5 inch redfox ebook reader but was disappointed. There are missing features contrary to the specifications posted in the net, re: dictionary, etc..

  36. Mike says:

    I’ve been searching for an e-ink e-book that’s in the Php 5K or less range for ages. I’ve inquired from Chinese manufacturers and while they quote low, I think most are TFT/LCD displays ‘pretending’ to be e-ink/e-paper like what CDR-king is currently selling.

    I guess it’s just a matter of time till the price goes below Php 5K. In the meantime I’ll just use my Droid for reading e-books and e-pub repositories like eforuli.com for storage. :D

  37. Miss `C says:

    I want an ebook reader too. Pero I want a cheaper one. I’ll be waiting for the review. :)

  38. thea says:

    Anyone knows where i can buy redfox tablets in the Netherlands?

  39. Zelesable says:

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  40. phylliscalanoy says:

    just ordered mine for 1,500 from Lazada! can’t wait hehe

  41. Enrique says:

    Where could i buy this?

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