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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…

(left to right) PRS-500, PRS-505, PRS-600, PRS-650. Click to enlarge

Sony PRS-650 Touch Edition eBook Reader Review

on Tuesday, September 28th, 2010
Posted in: eBook Readers, Reviews

It’s September, and that means updated readers from Sony!  I’ve been a devoted fan of the PRS readers since 2006 – first the PRS-500, then PRS-505, and the PRS-600 last year.  I’ve loved my Sonys and spent thousands of hours reading on them over the years.  Unfortunately, the PRS-600, while beautiful, eventually fell out ofRead More…

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Pandigital Novel eBook Reader Review

By: Ross Coe
on Sunday, August 8th, 2010
Posted in: eBook Readers, Reviews

There was a lot of talk about this unit from Pandigital (maker of Digital Photo Frames and film scanners) around June when they were removed off the shelves of Kohl’s for poor/slow performance. They came back with newer firmware and much quicker response in July at Bed Bath & Beyond Stores along with Walgreens andRead More…

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iLevel Device Holder Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Ever need another hand with your phone, ebook, or other device? Maybe something you can clip to a table edge, wheelchair tray, or stroller handle? The iLevel takes a well-designed device holder and combines it with a strong gooseneck and clamp to accomplish this. iLevel offers a handy device holder and clamp in a fewRead More…

Scan from a magazine.  The size of the page was a little large for the scanner and it was difficult to scan vertically due to the binding of the magazine.

VuPoint Magic Wand Scanner Review

By: cobinrox
on Monday, July 19th, 2010

I have an e-book reader I’m finding that I want to put everything that I have that is on paper into the device: books, magazine articles, users/owners manuals, cheat-sheets, blah, blah and blah.  But after spending several hours scanning an out-of-print book that was falling apart using my standard Epson desktop scanner a few weeksRead More…

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Dress Up Your Kindle With Speck!

By: Griffin Peyton
on Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010
Posted in: eBook Readers, Reviews

As relentless as the e-reader trend has become, so to is our quest at the Gadgeteer to provide readers with even more ways to dress up their luxury literary devices. While the sleek, minimalist design of Amazon’s 2nd generation Kindle happens to be one of it’s most alluring features, sometimes we simply feel the urgeRead More…

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Reading Magazines the iPad Way….

on Friday, April 30th, 2010

Julie did an app review on Zinio’s digital magazine service a few years ago. At the time, I tried it for myself and read a few of their free samples/examples on my MacBook. It was an alright experience but was definitely not the same as flipping through an actual magazine. While the Touch/iPhone’s screen isRead More…

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Griffin A-Frame iPad Stand Review

on Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

The Griffin A-Frame iPad stand is a hefty piece of aluminum and rubber, and will hold your iPad in portrait or landscape, bare or in a case. There’s even room to charge it while in use.

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Sony Pocket Edition Reader Review

on Tuesday, March 9th, 2010
Posted in: eBook Readers, Reviews

In September, 2009, I posted a review of the new Sony Touch Edition reader (PRS-600).  That reader has a touch screen, dictionary, note-taking abilities, and it retails for $299.99.  It’s a fabulous reader, but it does have a problem with screen glare.  It’s also expensive and has some features that many people don’t want toRead More…

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Amazon Kindle DX Review

By: cobinrox
on Sunday, February 21st, 2010
Posted in: eBook Readers, Reviews

A Kindle-DX showed up on my door step after about a month from its original order date. Must have nookitis. I chose the Kindle-DX mainly because of the screen size, native PDF support, and I was accustomed to the Kindle user interface with my Kindle 1st generation. Plus the KDX is already available on theRead More…

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OCTOVO Kindle Light Review

on Wednesday, February 17th, 2010
Posted in: eBook Readers, Reviews

Ebook readers that use E-ink displays like the Kindle and Nook are great gadgets, but they have one major shortcoming… You can’t use them in a dark room because they don’t have a back light. The folks at OCTOVO have designed a sleek LED light especially for the Kindle 2 that will be available atRead More…

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Aluratek Libre eBook Reader Pro Review

on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010
Posted in: eBook Readers, Reviews

Those of you considering the purchase of a dedicated eBook Reader may be under the impression that your only choices are from Sony, Amazon and Barnes & Noble. I’d like to show you one affordable alternative. It’s the Aluratek Libre eBook Reader Pro. Hardware Specs RAM: 117MB free Display: 5″ (12.7cm) ePaper display Supported formats:Read More…

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Barnes & Noble nook eBook Reader Review

on Monday, December 14th, 2009
Posted in: eBook Readers, Reviews

The era of the eBook reader is now upon us. Two years ago the Sony PRS-500 eBook Reader came out to little attention. At that time, a lot of people said that eBooks would never catch on. When Amazon released their first generation Kindle, people showed more interest, but not enough to contradict the eBookRead More…

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Periscope Lighted Folio Kindle Cover Review

on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009
Posted in: eBook Readers, Reviews

I really enjoy my Kindle, but always grumble when I’m unable to see the display in dimly lit environments. It’s a problem that keeps me reading on my iPhone more often than the Kindle, because the iPhone has a backlight. When the folks at Periscope asked if I would like to review their Lighted FolioRead More…

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M-Edge Cases and Light for Sony PRS-600 Touch Reader Review

on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009
Posted in: eBook Readers, Reviews

If you’ve read any of my reviews and news articles, you’ve probably noticed two things about me:  I love my Sony PRS-600 Touch eBook reader, and I LOVE cases and covers for my electronic devices.   Watch out, because now I’m reviewing the Executive Jacket and the Platform Jacket from M-Edge and their brand-new e-Luminator2 bookRead More…

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Vook Web-Based Application Review

on Tuesday, November 24th, 2009
Posted in: eBook Readers, Reviews

I recently reviewed the iPhone app from Vook, the ebook format that combines multi-media content with text.  I bought two Vook apps and tried them out on my iPod Touch.  I did not like these Vooks.  I found them buggy and lacking features that I think are very important – like remembering your place whenRead More…

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Vook iPhone Apps Review

on Friday, November 20th, 2009

In October, Julie had an article about vooks – a melding of ebooks with multimedia content.  They can be read on your computer (through paid web access) or on your iPhone.  At the time, Julie said there were only four titles available.  It seems they are up to six titles now.   I was digging around withRead More…

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Sony PRS-600 Touch Edition Reader Review

on Monday, September 7th, 2009
Posted in: eBook Readers, Reviews

Last month, news of two new Sony readers leaked when someone found repair manuals for new devices called the PRS-300 and the PRS-600.  Gadget sites were rife with speculation about these devices and when they’d be released.  Sony quickly confirmed that these new devices would be released at the end of August, and they evenRead More…

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Amazon Kindle 2 Wireless E-book Reader Review

on Tuesday, March 24th, 2009
Posted in: eBook Readers, Reviews

The last time I read an ‘analog’ book, was… ummmm… Wow, I can’t even remember. I’ve been reading e-books on my PDAs and now smartphones for years now. I think the first device that I recall reading on was the Palm V. I love being able to carry a bookcase of books in my pocket.Read More…