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iBookstore now allows you to gift a book

on Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Just in time as a replacement for those last minute gifts that probably won’t get to their destinations on time, you can give a book through Apple’s iBookstore.  You don’t have to send an impersonal gift card; you can actually pick out a book you think the recipient would like, and purchase that book forRead More…


Oyster is an unlimited book reading app

on Monday, October 21st, 2013

I like reading books, but I only read on my iPad mini now.  Actually, I’ve exclusively read on electronic devices since I got my Handspring Visor Deluxe way back in the late 1990s.  I’ve always been one to buy my books instead of borrowing them from the library, but that habit has left me withRead More…


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 theirRead More…

Words to Sleep By ebook

Words to Sleep By eBook review

on Saturday, December 8th, 2012

Despite your best efforts it’s 2am and you’re still awake in bed, tossing and turning, too tired to get up but too awake to fall asleep.  You’ve counted the sheep, sipped warm milk, but nothing seems to help. Author and former Gadgeteer staff writer Cobin Rox might have some words to help you out –Read More…


Sony finally announces their Reader app for iOS devices

on Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Some time ago, Sony released an Android app that allows you to read ebooks purchased from the Sony Reader Store on your smartphone or tablet.  They didn’t issue a reader app for iOS at the time; they were too busy whining that Apple was suddenly enforcing their price-splitting policies for in-app purchases.  I was greatlyRead More…

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…


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…

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…


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…

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…


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…


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…


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…


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…

Flex Lighting

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…

Kyobo E-reader

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…


Microsoft Office 2010: Tips and Tricks – Limited Time Offer Get this $7 Value eBook Free! Expires 11/16/2011

on Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Microsoft Office 2010: Tips and Tricks [affiliate link] is an eBook that offers more than 50 tips and tricks focused on making sure that you get the most out of Office 2010, which is one of the most popular and user friendly office suites in the market. With Office 2010, Microsoft made it bigger by integratingRead 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…


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 theRead More…


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 allRead More…


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 KindleRead More…


In Memoriam: Michael S. Hart

on Thursday, September 8th, 2011
Posted in: Miscellaneous

I heard the sad news on Wednesday that Michael S. Hart had passed away at 64. Who is Michael S. Hart you may ask? He is the founder of Project Gutenburg (PG), which is one of the earliest and longest-lasting online literary projects. The picture for this article is a screen grab of “ebook #1″Read More…