eBook Readers

ibookstore-gifting

Just in time as a replacement for those last minute gifts that probably won't get to their destinations on time, you can give a book through Apple's iBookstore.  You don't have to send an impersonal gift card; you can actually pick out a book you think the recipient would like, and purchase that book for [...]

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kindle-matchbook-program

A couple months ago, we told you about Amazon's new Kindle MatchBook service, which will give you access to eBook versions of paper books you bought from them in the past.  Whether you bought them years ago or last week, you can get the eBook version for no more than $2.99, and some may be [...]

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electronic-dictionary-bookmark

Do you prefer to do your reading the "old fashioned way", sticking exclusively to paper books, but still find yourself jealous of how easily others can look up words in the dictionary built-in to eBook readers?  It won't be as easy as simply tapping on a word displayed in the eBook reader to look up [...]

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Posted in: eBook Readers, Gear, News
kobo-mini-glo-9

Are you interested in switching to an eReader device so that you can carry more books with you, but without all the bulk? For the past few years, choosing an eBook reading device aka eReader has been a choice between 2 main companies. Amazon with the their Kindle devices and Barnes and Noble with their [...]

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bogo-sale-on-nook

If you're looking to buy a Nook HD+ tablet from Barnes & Noble, now is the time to do it.  Until 3/31/13, you'll receive a free Nook Simple Touch eBook reader with the purchase of a Nook HD+.  The Simple Touch is normally $79.  This offer is valid for both the 16GB Nook HD + [...]

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Posted in: eBook Readers, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables

Amazon has just released a new firmware 5.3.4 for their Kindle Paperwhite.  Like the previous firmware upgrade, there's actually no change log attached advising any details :(  You can wait to wirelessly receive the upgrade or manually download and install it right now.

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For those Aussies waiting for the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite to finally be available locally here's some good news.  Amazon's still not shipping to Australia however  Dick Smith Online has the Paperwhite up for pre-order. The best news is that the cost is only $149AU, a price that's actually even cheaper than importing from the US via [...]

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Amazon today released a new firmware for their Kindle Paperwhite.  Firmware 5.3.3 can either be downloaded and manually installed or you can wait for it to come over the air if you have your Wi-fi enabled on your Paperwhite.  There's actually no change log on the web and it's a full OS update (rather than an [...]

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oberondesign-ipadminisleeve_1

I typically carry my gear around with me in the Colonel Littleton No. 1943 Navigator bag I reviewed last year. But there are those occasions where I want my iPad mini with me either totally by itself or in something like my gi/sports bag. In both situations, I do not want my tablet rattling around [...]

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Posted in: Cases and Covers, eBook Readers, Reviews, Tablets, Ultra Portables
hubble-space-telescope-discoveries-ebook

If you have any interest in astronomy - backyard hobbist or more serious scientist - you need to download this free eBook to your iBooks app on your iPad.  (Requires an iPad using iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later.)  This is a huge book, almost 1GB, that's chock full of informative text, [...]

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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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Posted in: eBook Readers, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables
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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Posted in: Android, eBook Readers, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables
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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Posted in: eBook Readers, Kid Gadgets, Reviews, Tablets, Ultra Portables
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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