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Kobo Mini and Glo eReaders review

on Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
Posted in: eBook Readers, Reviews

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 Read More…

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Oberon Design Medium Tablet Sleeve review

on Friday, January 4th, 2013

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 Read More…

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V-Tech InnoTab Tablet for children review

on Sunday, December 9th, 2012

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 Read More…

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite review

on Monday, October 29th, 2012
Posted in: eBook Readers, Reviews

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 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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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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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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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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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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Amazon Kindle Fire Review

on Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Amazon introduced their first Kindle device back in 2007 when the dedicated eBook reader population was made up almost exclusively by Sony’s Reader line of products. The eReader population has grown to include more brands than I can count and in the last 5 years, we’ve seen the technology in this category evolve from e-Ink devices to Read More…

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Amazon Kindle Touch Review

By: Ken Schoenberg
on Monday, January 2nd, 2012
Posted in: eBook Readers, Reviews

An e-reader should be pretty simple to review, one like the Kindle Touch that has only two buttons even more so. Amazon‘s ebook reader has one primary task: displaying the pages of the reader’s books.  Sure, there are other features of importance like availability of content, size and weight, and overall usability issues. But in Read More…

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Levenger India Cloud Book Pillow Review

on Monday, November 28th, 2011

How would you like to give a gift this holiday season that’s actually multiple gifts in one?  You can, with the India Cloud Book Pillow from Levenger.  The recipient will get a great book pillow that works with paper books, eBook readers, and tablets.  Other people will receive the gift of a living wage and Read More…

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Kindle Lighted Leather Cover Review

on Sunday, November 20th, 2011
Posted in: eBook Readers, Reviews

When Julie and I recently reviewed the newest, cheapest Amazon Kindle e-Reader, I mentioned that I had ordered the lighted cover for it. The Kindle readers use eInk screens, which don’t have any backlighting.  A lot of people say the more paper-like nature of eInk screens is easier on the eyes, but apparently their eyes Read More…

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Sony PRS-T1 Reader Wi-Fi Cover with Light Review

on Saturday, October 29th, 2011
Posted in: eBook Readers, Reviews

I just posted a review of the new PRS-T1 Reader Wi-Fi ebook reader from Sony, and I mentioned that you have to have a light to read in dim or dark rooms.  That’s the nature of eInk screens – they have no backlighting, so you’ll need an external light of some sort.  I’ve had lighted Read More…

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Sony Reader Wi-Fi (PRS-T1) eBook Reader Review

on Friday, October 28th, 2011
Posted in: eBook Readers, Reviews

Every year I’ve been writing for The Gadgeteer, I’ve reviewed the newest Sony ebook reader.  I admit I have moved on to reading mostly on my iPad 2, and I did just buy a Kindle, but I couldn’t let the new Sony reader pass without giving it a look.  For many years, starting with the Read More…

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Amazon Kindle e-Reader Review

on Thursday, October 6th, 2011
Posted in: eBook Readers, Reviews

Last week Amazon went a little crazy and announced 4 new devices all on the same day. The Kindle, Kindle Touch, Kindle Touch 3G and the Kindle Fire. The first 3 devices are e-book readers and the Fire is a tablet. That is a lot of devices and of course we plan to review all Read More…

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Amazon Kindle 3G – The Perfect Travel Companion

on Sunday, September 11th, 2011

So I’m sitting on the Reunification Express on my way to Hue from Hanoi in Vietnam.  It’s a 13 hour trip and I need something to while away the time.  This is the third overseas trip I’ve done with my Kindle and figured why not write a quick review of how useful the Amazon Kindle Read More…

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OverDrive Media Console App for iPad Review

on Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

I’ve been a fan of ebooks for many years, starting with Peanut Press books on my Handspring Visor Deluxe back around 1999.   After writing code for 9 hours/day for many years, you can imagine my wrists were shot, and I loved ebooks because they weren’t as heavy and hard to hold as a physical book.  Read More…

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Nextbook Next6 eBook Reader Tablet Review

on Friday, July 8th, 2011

Dedicated eBook reading devices tend to fall in one of two categories: E-ink or Color. Examples of E-ink eBook readers are the Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook (the original and new Simple Touch version) and various Sony Readers. The most popular color reader is currently the Barnes & Noble Nook Color. But today I’m Read More…

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OCTOVO Kindle 3rd gen Vintage Leather Book Cover Review

on Friday, June 17th, 2011
Posted in: eBook Readers, Reviews

Are you looking for a stylish cover to protect your 3rd generation Kindle eReader? OCTOVO recently sent me their Vintage Leather Book Cover and it’s a keeper. Note: The images in this review can be clicked for a larger view. This cover is made from 100% natural vegetable tanned leather that has been distressed to Read More…

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Slide iPad Stand from just|mobile Review

on Sunday, May 29th, 2011

Holding your iPad up during use takes many forms. If you’re at your desk, a full sized stand can be used. But if you’re on the go, and working from random places with your phone, other materials, maybe eating or collaborating and want to have the device at a consistent angle without having to hold Read More…

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Aluratek Cinepal 8″ HD Personal Media Player Review

on Saturday, May 28th, 2011

With all of our MP3 music, digital pictures, digital videos, not to mention e-books, wouldn’t it be great to house all of them in one device? Oh wait, there is… Introducing the 8″ inch Cinepal Personal Media player (APMP10F)  from Aluratek. This media player has the ability to play your music, show your photos, play Read More…

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Just Mobile Encore Tablet Stand Review

on Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Tablets are the new black this year. And that means that accessory makers are out in full force to bring us ways to integrate them into our lives. I was recently sent a brand new stand from just|mobile, the makers of such items as the Xtand, the Slide, and the AluPen for tablets, as well Read More…

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Barnes & Noble NOOKcolor eBook Reader Review

on Tuesday, February 8th, 2011
Posted in: eBook Readers, Reviews

I’ve been waiting for a dedicated eBook reader with a backlit color display since the early days of the original Sony Reader. During that wait, I found myself using my current smartphone as an eBook reader due to the fact that it is always with me and has a color display. The Barnes & Noble Read More…

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Feeding Your E-book Habit: Borrowing From the Library

on Sunday, December 26th, 2010
Posted in: eBook Readers, Reviews

So you received a shiny new e-book reader for Christmas, now you need something to read. Most have an easy way to purchase books from a custom book store, and offer some free samples or public domain books. As a long-time e-book user I wanted to share a number of other options in the coming months. These include: Read More…