Viewsonic is best known for its computer monitors, but the rabbit hole that is its product range goes much deeper. It's given us and , and will shortly ramp up its range of eBook readers, to complement the .
The VEB620 and VEB625 are pretty much identical. Both are available in black or white, utilise an 800x600-pixel E-Ink display capable of 16 shades of greyscale, and have 2GB of internal storage -- upgradeable via an SD card slot. Likewise, both support XML (epub, fb2), HTML, PDF, TXT and RTF file formats, as well as MP3 audio output via a 3.5mm headphone jack or an integrated 0.5W speaker.
The only discerning feature between the two devices is that the VEB625 comes with 802.11b/g Wi-Fi. It's 38g heavier than the 220g VEB620 as a result, and its battery life is a quoted 6,500 page refreshes as opposed to the VEB620's 8,000.
The VEB625 will sell for a fairly reasonable £205, while its sibling will be up for grabs for a mere £175. They look pretty good on paper and in pictures, but we'll give you our full verdict once we get to fondle them in the flesh.