EBookMan USB Cradle allows you to connect your eBookman to your desktop computer at home, at the office, or anywhere. The Franklin EBM-911 eBookman is a 16 MB multimedia and content player in a pocketable format. With the eBookman, you can download and read or listen to thousands of your favorite books. For reading comfort, the eBookman has a large display that shows 87 percent more information than other handheld devices. If you need to check a definition while reading a book, the eBookman comes with an easily accessible Merriam-Webster dictionary. You can also listen to music by downloading your favorite songs in MP3 format. The built-in microphone allows you to record messages that you can play back anytime, or write quick notes using either the built-in stylus or the pop-up keyboard. The eBookman has a calendar, address book, to-do list, and scheduler. The eBookman features state-of-the-art compression, highly sophisticated search, and easy-to-use hypertext. It displays 16-level grayscale display and high-resolution touch screen with enhanced polarizers and no back light. It hardware features USB port, MultiMediaCard (MMC) slot, Headphone jack, Speaker, Microphone, Stylus, Removable lid, Memory: 8 MB SDRAM, MMC slot for expandable memory. The Desktop software features eBookMan Desktop Manager with Outlook synchronization powered by Intellisync for eBookMan. It includes core applications Franklin Viewer, Franklin Reader, Audiobook Player, Music Player, Date Book, Address Book, Voice Memo, Memo Book, Calculator and ToDo Book. It comes with the USB cable, setup CD, manual and 2 AAA batteries. The eBookMan EBM-911 is different from the EBM-900 and EBM-901 models in that it comes in a semi-transparent black/blue shell, has 16MB of RAM and screen with backlight.