eBook Readers

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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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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 related, eBook Readers, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables
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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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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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Posted in: eBook Readers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News

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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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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Kobo E-readers Released

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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 a [...]

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kindlefirehd

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 low [...]

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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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Posted in: eBook Readers, Gear, News
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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