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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 Kindle Read 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 to Read 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 a Read 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 low Read 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 1.5V Read 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 camera Read 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 with Read 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 packaging Read 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 a Read 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 degrees Read 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.  The Read 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 to Read 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 and Read 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.  Brightness Read More…

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It’s About Time! DoJ Sues Over E-book Price Fixing

By: Ken Schoenberg
on Sunday, April 15th, 2012
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

On Wednesday the U.S. Department of Justice filed an anti-trust lawsuit against Apple, Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin Group USA and Simon & Schuster.  (Note: Hachette, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster have tentatively agreed to a settlement and, if approved, should be removed from the list of defendants.) In the past couple years our Read More…

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Harry Potter Now Available as eBooks

on Thursday, March 29th, 2012
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

The day long awaited by ebook fans is finally here – the complete Harry Potter series is available as ebooks!  Even though the books are being advertised at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Sony ebook stores, you’ll be redirected to Pottermore to purchase the books.  They are compatible with most popular ebook readers, tablets, and Read More…

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How Fast Do You Read?

on Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

How fast do you read?  I read a lot, and I can read fast, which came in handy when I was in college.  Now that I mostly read for pleasure, I’ve slowed my speed down.  When I heard about a new app at Staples that measures your reading speed, I was interested to give it Read More…

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ePillow Tablet and eReader Stand Review

on Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

The ePillow by Veyl Products LLC is a large, soft pillow with a U-shaped ridge designed to comfortably and securely hold a tablet or e-reader in a usable position for extended periods. If you have an Android tablet, iPad, or one of the heavier eReaders (for example, a Kindle Fire which comes in at about Read More…

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id America Announces Their First Kindle Fire Accessory

on Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

id America has announced the Cushi for Kindle Fire, a back skin made of durable EVA foam.  The first design is called “Dream”; this playful design is embossed in the EVA foam for an almost 3D look.  The skin improves your grip and protects against knocks and scratches.  Cushi removes easily without leaving residue behind.  Read More…

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Scholastic Books Storia eReading App for Children

on Saturday, March 10th, 2012

Scholastic Books have released reading app and ebookstore for children.  The Storia app is available for Windows and for iPad, and it comes with five free ebooks and access to the Scholastic ebook store.  Books have been carefully curated into age-appropriate groups, so you’ll know what’s right for your child.  Storia has a built-in dictionary Read More…

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Kindle Touch Available in Australia… But at What Price?

on Thursday, February 23rd, 2012
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

At this point in time Amazon will only ship the Kindle Touch WiFi to Australia.  Up for preorder now on both BigW and Dick Smith is the Touch WiFi for $185AU for release on March 5th and the Touch 3G for  $249AU for release on the 13th of March. The only question I’ve got is why ? To grab Read More…

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ZooGue’s Genius Leather Case for Kindle Fire

on Monday, February 20th, 2012
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

The Genius Leather Case for Kindle Fire is a case, stand, and a wrist strap all in one.  ZooGue guarantees the Genius “is the most convenient/functional case on the market or your money back.”  The Genius is a protective case; the Fire is held in a leather frame and the screen is covered when the Read More…