eBook Readers

levenger-thai-pad

The Thai Pad from Levenger serves a lot of purposes.  You can use it to hold books or eBook readers, or you can use it as a tablet stand while you surf, play games, read, or watch movies.  The flat wrist rest is big enough to hold many Bluetooth keyboards, as you can see in [...]

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kindle-freetime-for-kids

Kids I've seen seem to be fascinated by tablet computers, and many of them want their own.  The problem with tablets and children is there isn't a lot you can do to restrict what they can access with the tablet, and there's a worldwide-web of things out there that you may not want them to [...]

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V-Tech_Innotab_Back

As any self-respecting gadgeteer parent, I put a lot of thought towards the appropriate gadgets for my son. As Christmas approached last year I had decided to get him a tablet, and had my list down to the V-Tech and LeapPad Tablets when V-Tech offered one for a review. Unfortunately (for me) last Christmas was a hot season [...]

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SendtoKindle

Browsing the web at work?  Found an article you'd really like to read but don't have the time to do it now, and you'd rather read it tonight in bed on your Kindle Paperwhite? Amazon has Send to Kindle browser extensions for both Firefox and Chrome.  Install the extension, tell it a few things like what [...]

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Amazon has just released their first software update (5.3.0) for their new Kindle Paperwhite .  New features in the update include: Improved Fonts:  We have made changes to Palatino, Baskerville, and Futura fonts to make them look even better on Kindle Paperwhite. You will notice this when reading books, as well as in menus. We’ve also [...]

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sony-reader-for-ios

Some time ago, Sony released an Android app that allows you to read ebooks purchased from the Sony Reader Store on your smartphone or tablet.  They didn't issue a reader app for iOS at the time; they were too busy whining that Apple was suddenly enforcing their price-splitting policies for in-app purchases.  I was greatly [...]

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite review

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For the last two years I've been more than happy with my Kindle Keyboard (3) 3G  and haven't seen the need to upgrade to any of the newer Kindle versions.  Smaller size or touch interface never seemed to be a driving factor to warrant spending the extra  money on  an "upgrade". However as someone who [...]

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Kindle Reader for Windows 8

Kindle Reader Windows 8

For a true cross-platform interoperability reading experience you really can't beat Amazon's "eco-system".  Well Windows 8 users won't miss out on their Amazon books either, as Amazon releases its Kindle Reader for Windows 8. Available from the Windows 8 app Store, the reader supports both Windows 8 and Windows RT.  And it supports all the functionality we've [...]

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The ebook reader war is on with most major vendors adding more features for a lower price.  But do you really need all that "fancy stuff" like a backlight, WiFi, 3G or an 8 week inbuilt battery?  Well if  German company txtr has their way, you'll be saying no. The txtr beagle has a 5" e-ink [...]

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penumbra-cover-flip-light-320

Happy Sunday morning everyone. Since buying the new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite ebook reader (review coming soon), I've been toying with the idea of starting a Gadgeteer book club. I'm not sure if you all will have an interest in this sort of thing, but we can consider this an experiment and see if it turns [...]

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livrada

Giving someone a gift card is super convenient way to let them know you care by giving them a gift. They are easy to buy don't require you to wrap them. Now you can give someone the gift of your favorite book. Livrada is an eBook gift card service that has teamed up with Target [...]

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Amazon might have just released a bunch of  new Kindles  but they haven't forgotten the Kindle 3 (Keyboard).  Amazon has released a new firmware  update for this model. Firmware update 3.4 includes: Improved Font: We've improved the reading font to have more contrast and be more crisp. Parental Controls: With the latest software update for Kindle [...]

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LapDawg O-Stand Review

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The LapDawg O-Stand is a strikingly versatile and equally odd-looking stand for a wide range of tablet/reader devices. It arrives in a somewhat imposing box, which hints at the scale of stand you're about to encounter. Even so, you may not be prepared for the coiled mass that awaits inside. However, if you've struggled to [...]

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tiny-tim-book-light

Remember the Luxo lamps used in Pixar's logo and cartoons?  The Tiny Tim Book Light from Mustard reminds me of that lamp.  The Tiny Tim is much smaller than even Luxo Jr., though.  The lamp is made of plastic and stands 1.6" X 2" X 6.7", and its LED bulb is powered by three 1.5V [...]

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nook-for-web

Yesterday, Barnes & Noble introduced Nook for Web, "an innovative and free new browser experience that offers readers the ability to explore the hottest digital titles and bestselling books right from their computer – no sign-in, software download or NOOK account required to begin reading" on their PC or Mac.  With the Nook Cloud service, [...]

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TekCharge's retractable cable comes with two interchangeable tips - one of which I lost within days of getting the unit.

The TekCharge Pocket Power Pack is a small battery that can be used to power USB-chargable devices for quite a while. Not too expensive, versatile, and easy to take along - what's not to like? Let's take a closer look and see.

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Posted in: Android, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, eBook Readers, iOS, Reviews, Travel Gear
point-and-click-dictionary

Reading eBooks has an advantage that reading paper books doesn't have:  the ability to look up a word without having to reach for the dictionary.  With the Point and Click Dictionary from Hammacher Schlemmer, you'll be able to look up words without having a drag out the Webster's.  You simply lift the integrated flip-up camera [...]

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sena-magia-kindle-fire

I've gotten to review several Sena cases for my iPad and my MacBook Pro, and I can tell you that they are beautiful, rich, and protective.  Now, owners of the Kindle Fire can enjoy the luxury of a Sena Magia Cover with their Amazon tablet.  The Magia Cover is handcrafted of European genuine leather with [...]

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Paper Passion

“The smell of a freshly printed book is the best smell in the world.” Karl Lagerfeld Ebooks are evil, I tell you! Gone will be that smell of new books when you walk into a library or bookshop. Well not if Steidl has it's way. Designed by Geza Schoen, Gerhard Steidl, and Wallpaper* magazine, with packaging [...]

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bookwedge-schettino-review-01

The BookWedge inflated wedge is, well, a wedge. A wedge that inflates. At this point you know just about everything you need to know about the product, including its website. I'll go ahead and prattle on for a few hundred more words anyway, because not only is this a wedge that inflates, it's actually a [...]

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swivel-profolio

The Swivel ProFolio case for the Kindle Fire eBook reader from Us+U is a case that will transform itself to fit your various usage styles. A self-adjusting hand strap makes sure you can keep a firm grip as you read your favorite books. When you're ready for some entertainment, a built in pivot gives you 360 degrees [...]

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WedgeStandBottom

Reading stands and book holders have been around for years, but recently, due to the proliferation of single-slab devices coming out, they seem to have been making a resurgence. The Wedgestand is one of the new line of stands, designed for laps as much as for a table or desk.

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sony-reader-with-free-potter-book

For a limited time, Sony is offering a free code from the Sony Reader Store for a free download of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone when you purchase the Sony PRS-T1 Reader Wi-Fi.  You'll receive the eCoupon upon purchase and registration of the new reader.  You'll redeem the code at the Pottermore website.  The [...]

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reauthor-tablet-cases

ReAuthored saves old hardbound books from the shredders and converts them into protective cases for tablets and eBook readers.  Books are selected for condition and size, then they are hand-customized into cases for your Kindle, Nook, iPad, or other similar devices.  You can choose to leave the exterior as is, or you can elect to [...]

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Amazon Send to Kindle Mac

We reported on Amazon's Send to Kindle for PC utility when it was released, and now Amazon has released their Send to Kindle for Mac client. Send personal documents to your Kindle from your Mac. Drag and drop one or more documents on to the Send to Kindle icon in your Dock or launch the application and [...]

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