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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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…

Paper Passion

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…


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…


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…


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…

Amazon Send to Kindle Mac

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…

BN Glowlight

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…


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 ourRead More…


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, andRead More…


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 itRead More…


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…


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 dictionaryRead More…

Kindle Touch

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 grabRead More…


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 theRead More…


Harness the Power of the Sun for Your Kindle

on Friday, February 17th, 2012
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

At this year’s CES, Solarmio introduced the world’s first solar e-reader cover for the Kindle and subsequently became a Design and Engineering Award honoree for the same device. The SolarKindle is a protective case with a solar panel affixed to the front, an internal backup battery, and a built-in LED reading light.  The Kindle “snaps” intoRead More…


Just in Time for Valentine’s Day – Price Reduction for Sony PRS-T1 Readers

on Friday, February 10th, 2012
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

If your Sweetie has been wanting an ebook reader, you can give him/her a Sony PRS-T1 for Valentine’s Day for only $99.00.  (Read The Gadgeteer’s review of the Sony PRS-T1.)  Sony has reduced the price on their latest reader for a limited time, bringing the price of their touchscreen, WiFi-enabled reader in line with thatRead More…