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Amazon Send to Kindle Browser extension

on Monday, November 12th, 2012
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

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 whatRead More…

Kindle Paperwhite Software Update 5.3.0

on Wednesday, November 7th, 2012
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

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 alsoRead More…

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Sony finally announces their Reader app for iOS devices

on Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

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 greatlyRead More…

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite review

on Monday, October 29th, 2012
Posted in: eBook Readers, Reviews

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 whoRead More…

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Kindle Reader for Windows 8

on Friday, October 26th, 2012

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’veRead More…

txtr beagle – Low cost ebook reader

on Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

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-inkRead More…

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Gadgeteer book club – Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

on Sunday, October 14th, 2012
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

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 turnsRead More…

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Livrada – Gift Cards for eBook Readers

on Sunday, September 23rd, 2012
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

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 TargetRead More…

Kindle 3 (Keyboard) Is Not Gone Nor Forgotten – Firmware 3.4

on Thursday, September 13th, 2012
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

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 KindleRead More…

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LapDawg O-Stand Review

on Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

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 toRead More…

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Kobo E-readers Released

on Sunday, September 9th, 2012

It’s funny isn’t it, there’s so much press about Amazon’s new Kindle releases, and yet there’s not a lot of news about Kobo’s new range of e-readers that were released earlier on in the week before the Kindles? Kobo has released the: Kobo mini with 5″ e-ink screen , WiFi-enabled reader for $79.99 Kobo Glo with aRead More…

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Rekindle Your Love for Your Kindle – Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Paperwhite Devices

on Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Amazon’s gone big with the release of 5 new Kindle devices: 2 eBook readers and 3 Android tablets. The new Kindle Paperwhite ereader is available in a WiFi-only and a 3G version.  This reader has a new screen with 62% more pixels and increased contrast.  A built-in front light allows you to easily read in lowRead More…

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Tiny Tim Book Light Looks Like Luxo Jr.

on Tuesday, July 31st, 2012
Posted in: eBook Readers, Gear, News

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 1.5VRead More…

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Read Your Nook Library from Any Browser with Nook for Web

on Wednesday, July 18th, 2012
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

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,Read More…

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Tekkeon TekCharge Pocket Power Pack MP1820 Review

on Monday, July 16th, 2012

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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Look Up Words in a Paper Book with a Point and Click

on Thursday, July 5th, 2012
Posted in: eBook Readers, Gear, News

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 cameraRead More…

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Sena Cases Magia Cover for Amazon Kindle Fire

on Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

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 withRead More…

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Paper Passion Perfume – Smell like a Book

on Tuesday, June 5th, 2012
Posted in: eBook Readers, Gear, News

“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 packagingRead More…

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BookWedge Reading Pillow Review

on Monday, June 4th, 2012

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 aRead More…

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Swivel ProFolio Case for the Kindle Fire Keeps Your eReader in Hand or Hands-Free

on Saturday, June 2nd, 2012
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

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 degreesRead More…

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Wedgestand eReader Pillow Stand Review

on Sunday, May 27th, 2012

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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Mother’s Day Gift Idea – Give Mom a Sony PRS-T1 eBook Reader with a Free Harry Potter Book

on Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

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.  TheRead More…

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ReAuthored Tablet and eBook Reader Cases Repurposes Old Books

on Monday, April 30th, 2012

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 toRead More…

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Amazon Send to Kindle – Now for Mac

on Friday, April 27th, 2012
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

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 andRead More…

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BN Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight

on Thursday, April 19th, 2012
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

  If you read your ebook reader a lot at night or in the dark, then throw away those additional lights or lighted cases.  Barnes and Noble have up for pre-order their Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight.  With a click of a switch you can turn on the GlowLight to illuminate the e-ink display.  BrightnessRead More…