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Does your Kindle Keyboard have fading letters? Amazon might send you a free replacement

on Saturday, February 4th, 2012
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

Gadgeteer reader Sandee Cohen writes in with some potentially good news for Amazon Kindle Keyboard owners: Julie, You might want to write this up as a post. I got a Kindle Keyboard model Christmas 2010. ByNovember 2011, some of the letters on the keyboard had started to fade. (I play a lot of word gamesRead More…


Send to Kindle for PC – Personal documents just got easier

on Friday, January 13th, 2012
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

Send a lot of personal documents to your Kindle but sick of mucking around with emails to get them there?  Amazon has just released the free Send to Kindle for PC  application. Using Windows Explorer, right click on any supported file format (.doc, .docx, .txt, .rtf,.jpeg, .jpg, .gif, .png, .gmp, .pdf) , and Send to KindleRead More…


Heidi Comfort Leather eBook Reader Covers and Straps

on Thursday, January 12th, 2012

If you like the look of leather and hair hides, Heidi Comfort makes covers and grips for eBook readers and some tablets that you might like.  The e-Accessories sets are sized to fit Kindles, nooks, Sony readers, iPads and other readers, or you can specify your device for a custom fit cover.  The envelope-style casesRead More…


Solarfocus Solarkindle Cover- Solar Powered Kindle

on Monday, January 9th, 2012
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

Solarfocus will introduce the SolarKindle cover at the Consumer Electronics Show today. With a built in reserve battery (1500mah) that will charge via USB or via an optional built in solar panel the cover also includes a built in LED reading light (800 lux) that will last up to 50 hours without using the Kindle’sRead More…


Sakroots Artist Circle E-Reader Case

on Thursday, December 29th, 2011
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

Sakroots is the name for a line of accessories from The Sak handbag company.  Shown here is the Artist Circle E-Reader Case for Kindle, Kindle Touch, and the Nook Simple Touch.  These fabric cases are made of coated canvas, trimmed with polyurethane, and lined with polyester.  The case closes with a zipper, and all hardwareRead More…


The FLOTE Stand for Tablets and eBook Readers

on Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Here’s another Kickstarter project.  The FLOTE Stand is a floor stand that works with most tablets and eBook readers, with or without a cover.  The all-metal stand is machined by US craftsmen, and it’s available in aluminum, black, or white finishes.  It easily adjusts without having to loosen or tighten anything, and it has aRead More…

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FLEx Lighting Illuminated Optical Film – A Bright e-Reader Addition

on Thursday, December 15th, 2011
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

FLEx Lighting has created an illuminated optical film that may eliminate the need for reading lights with e-ink readers (amongst other applications).  The 50 micron film is flexible, edgeless, and invisible when turned off and produces a soft, low uniform light when on using a single low power consuming LED .  It can be implemented eitherRead More…

Sony Drops Price on PRS-T1 Reader to $129 – Offers $50 Trade-In for Old E-Readers,

By: Ken Schoenberg
on Monday, December 5th, 2011
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

Those of you considering upgrading their E-Readers (or those that bought new and have relegated your old E-Reader to the closet) may want to check out Sony’s highly-regarded PRS-T1 “Reader WiFi”. Sony just reduced the price to $129 (from $149) and is also running a trade-in program that could get you a $50 Sony GiftRead More…

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Kyobo Colour eReader – Move over Kindle, Nook and Kobo!

on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Kyobo Book Centre, Korea’s largest seller of books, has announced the retail availability of the world’s first e-reader to include mirasol® display technology. The touch enabled Kyobo e-Reader features a 5.7″ XGA format (1024 x 768 pixels) mirasol display (screen resolution of 223 ppi) and Qualcomm’s 1.0 GHz Snapdragon™ S2 class processor and runs a customRead More…


Kindle Fire Cases to Protect Your New Tablet

on Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

The Kindle Fire just started shipping, and Amazon is of course ready with some cases for you.  It seems that Amazon is seeing the Fire as a reader instead of a tablet, at least based on the selection of covers.  It seems most of them are sleeves or book-style covers and not stands.  The VersoRead More…


Amazon Introduces the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library

on Thursday, November 3rd, 2011
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

Not long ago, Amazon made it possible for you to borrow books from participating libraries, and now they’ve introduced the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.  To participate, you must be an Amazon Prime member, and it appears you must own an actual Kindle.  There are 5000 titles available now, including 100 current and former New YorkRead More…

Bring out your dead – Amazon Kindle Trade-in

on Friday, October 21st, 2011
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

Love the new Amazon Kindle lines but just can’t justify upgrading to the latest version because your old version still does the job perfectly well?  Now you can trade your old Kindle (or other e-reader that that matter) using the Amazon trade-in program.  Just enter the model and condition of your old faithful friend and receive a gift card ranging fromRead More…

Kindle 3 (Keyboard) not gone or forgotten – Firmware Update

on Monday, October 17th, 2011
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

While the Amazon Kindle family is still growing with new models, it looks like Amazon hasn’t forgotten or stopped developing for those who have or prefer the Kindle 3 ( Keyboard ). Firmware 3.3 updates the K3 to match some of the features of the newly (to be) released siblings. Primarily : Download your archivedRead More…


Pocquettes Protective Cases for Tablets and eBook Readers from Levenger

on Sunday, October 9th, 2011

I’ve already told you about the Levenger Pocquettes case for your iPhone, iPod, or other similarly-sized devices.  Now Levenger has two new cases for folks who like to use their other devices caseless but want a protective carrying case with room for accessories.  Both of the new cases in the Pocquettes line have pebbled full-grainRead More…

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Amazon Special Offer – Kindle 4 with Special Offer without Special Offer ?!?

on Friday, October 7th, 2011
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

An Amazon Special Offer to convert your new Kindle ” with Special Offers” to “without Special Offers” has just been released. Whether there’s been too much confusion among new buyers of Amazon’s new budget ereader about what they were actually purchasing or for some other reason there’s now a way to remove those “annoying” ads without having toRead More…


Amazon Announces the $199 Kindle Fire Tablet and Three Kindle E-Readers

By: Ken Schoenberg
on Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

As expected, Inc.’s CEO Jeff Bezos announced the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet and a trio of new Kindle e-readers two carrying the name and capability, “Touch”. The Fire will have a 7-inch screen and run on a heavily modified version of Google, Inc.’s Android operating system. Included with the Fire will be a one-monthRead More…


Amazon’s New Kindle Tablet – An iPad for the Rest of Us?

By: Ken Schoenberg
on Sunday, September 4th, 2011

The forthcoming Amazon tablet is now officially leaked thanks to MG Siegler’s (TechCrunch) hand’s-on look at the device. It’s going to be a 7-inch color touch-screen with no physical buttons running Android…well, sort of. Amazon has elected to use a version of Android prior to 2.2 (Most new Android-based tablets are running 3.2 or theRead More…


Amazon Registers Domains – Re Kindle the Rumours

on Thursday, August 25th, 2011
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

Amazon recently registered the domain names and  This adds to their KindleAir and KindleSocialNetwork domain names they registered earlier this month.   We’ve all heard the rumours about a tablet based device but what else does Amazon have planned ? An ebook writer ? A light weight aluminum e-reader ?   A competitorRead More…


Amazon Sends Kindle to the Cloud

By: Ken Schoenberg
on Wednesday, August 10th, 2011
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

Over the past few years Amazon has created Kindle reading software for just about every electronic device in existence. Today, they announced they were taking the Kindle to the cloud with their HTML5 based reader.  Now anyone running Google’s Chrome, Apple’s Safari on Windows or Mac OSX or Apple’s Mobile Safari on the iPad, iPodRead More…


Amazon Kindle locally available in Australia – woohoo!

on Sunday, August 7th, 2011
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

Aussie ( potential )  e-readers rejoice. No longer will you have to muck around with exchange rates and overseas freight ( albeit very fast 3-4 day turnaround from the US ) to obtain your Amazon Kindle. Both Dick Smith Electronics and Big W are showing the Kindle and accessories available on their websites. Both sites show  itRead More…


NOOK Color Bundle at QVC

on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

The NOOK Color bundle with Sullivan Easel cover and issues of 34 magazines is available at QVC as the Today’s Special Value for 8/2/11.  Magazines include PC Gamer, sports magazines like ESPN, various titles from National Geographic, food/cooking magazines from Rachel Ray, Martha Stewart and more, Forbes, Readers Digest, American Photography, and more.  The SullivanRead More…


PageBot – Easier Kindle eBook Reader Interaction for the Physically Challenged

on Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

The Amazon Kindle is a very popular ebook reading device because it’s so portable and has the ability to store 100’s of books in such a small package. It’s also very easy to use except if you happen to be a person that lacks fine motor skills. How can a person that does not haveRead More…


Check Out and Read Library Books on Your iOS Device with OverDrive Media Console

on Monday, July 25th, 2011

OverDrive is the service used by more than 15,000 libraries to provide digital and audiobook access to their patrons.  The OverDrive Media Console is a universal app for iPhone/iPod touch and iPad that will let you locate a nearby library offering OverDrive books, let you search their offerings, and check out books using a validRead More…


Kobo eReader Touch Edition

on Friday, July 22nd, 2011
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

Kobo now has a touch screen version of their eReader called the Kobo eReader Touch. It is very similar the Nook Touch, but has no hardware buttons, and is a little narrower. The key specs are: 6″ Pearl high contrast E Ink display Infrared touch screen 2 GB of storage Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n SD Card slotRead More…


Amazon Now Offers Textbook Rentals

on Tuesday, July 19th, 2011
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

When I was a poor college student, I learned buying textbooks was a big part of my expenses.  I would always buy used books whenever I could, and I would sell them back to the bookstore if they weren’t one of my chemistry books.  Owners of the Amazon Kindle or reading apps are able toRead More…