Digma K1 eBook Review / Laptops, Tablets, eBooks / iXBT Live

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The Digma K1 is the simplest electronic book reader, it has no wireless transmission, no backlight and no internet, but it is quite compact and light in weight. The book easily fits in a bag, and if you are tired of reading, for example, on a trip, two simple games are sewn for you here.


  • Screen: E-Ink Pearl matrix with a diagonal of 6 inches and a resolution of 1024×758, pixel density 212 ppi, 16 grayscale
  • Wi-Fi: no
  • Supported book formats: FB2, HTML, TXT, PDF, DOC, RTF, CHM, EPub, PDB, Mobi (PRC)
  • Image formats: jpg, bmp, png, gif (without animation playback)
  • Chipset with a frequency of 600 MHz
  • Memory: 128 MB RAM, 4 GB ROM, support for Micro-SD memory cards up to 32 GB
  • Battery: Li-Ion, 1500 mAh
  • Weight: 165.2 g (declared 150 grams)
  • Dimensions: 164 x 116 x 9.5 mm
  • Bluetooth: no
  • Charging connector: micro version 2.0 without USB OTG support

Packing and complete set

The packaging is made of cardboard. On the front there is an image of the device, its name and features. The reverse side describes the characteristics of the book. Inside the book is placed in a foam insert, on the side there is a cable for charging and data transmission. Below the book are instructions and a warranty card.


The book has standard forms. In the center is a fairly large screen, and it is surrounded by a fairly wide frame, which houses the control buttons. The screen is not touch. The case is made of matte gray plastic. To protect against scratches, the screen is recessed a couple of millimeters into the body.

Below the screen are the buttons for controlling the book. The home button returns you to the main menu from any item you open. To the right of it is the settings button. You can configure both the main points of the book and each book individually, while in reading mode. In the center is a five-position button, the sides of which you move sideways, up and down, the central part of the button – confirmation of the choice. Next is the “back” button and the update button.

On the sides there are buttons “up” and “down”, they duplicate each other, which would be convenient to switch with both hands.

To turn on the device or send it to sleep, use the button at the bottom of the book. To the left of it is a memory card slot and a MicroUSB port, for charging the device and for data transfer. To the right of the power button is a hole with a reset button, and next to it is an indicator light that lights up while charging.

On the back of the book there is a recess along the contour, a design element, below there is information about the manufacturer and certificates.

The games here are presented in two copies: boxes and mosaic. The games are the simplest, but what else can you expect from a budget book.

Books are supported in the following formats: FB2, HTML, TXT, PDF, DOC, RTF, CHM, EPub, PDB, Mobi (PRC). To fill it in the device, you need to connect the book to the computer with a complete cable and just drag it to the root of the device. Or write books to a flash drive and install it in the device. The book will automatically update and the books will be displayed.

To make it easier to find the book you need, the device has a search function.

While in read mode, you can press the settings button and see that the device supports the ability to add bookmarks, up to 30 pieces, view the contents of the selected book, add it to favorites, go to the desired page. Search and more.

The font can be changed in both size and style.

Another useful feature is the ability to rotate text from vertical to horizontal.

Eyes do not get tired when reading, fonts are smooth and clear, the screen does not glare.

The built-in battery lasts for more than 15 hours of continuous browsing and refreshing. For fans of stuffing, here are a couple of photos, the book is easy to understand without tools.

The result

For the budget version, this book copes quite well with its functions, has enough necessary settings and good autonomy. The plastic is very thin, so you need to treat the device carefully. The battery lasts for quite a long time, which will be convenient when traveling, and if not enough, you can always charge it, for this there is a MicroUSB port on board. You can find out the price and purchase by going on the link.

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