This PowerHouse Micro-USB Dock XL is designed for Android tablets and phones, eReaders, and similar devices charged by microUSB.  It has a dock to adjust the microUSB plug so you can dock many of your devices while they are still in a case.  You can rapidly charge your device while photos, music, apps, and other data transfers. [...]

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I just received an email from Sony about their decision to close their US and Canadian eReader Stores this Spring (March 20, 2014). That's the bad news... The good news is that all the existing eReader accounts will be transferred over to Kobo. See email details after the jump.  Dear Reader Store customer: As you [...]

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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 [...]

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Amazon today released a new firmware for their Kindle Paperwhite.  Firmware 5.3.3 can either be downloaded and manually installed or you can wait for it to come over the air if you have your Wi-fi enabled on your Paperwhite.  There's actually no change log on the web and it's a full OS update (rather than an [...]

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Amazon has just released their first software update (5.3.0) for their new Kindle Paperwhite .  New features in the update include: Improved Fonts:  We have made changes to Palatino, Baskerville, and Futura fonts to make them look even better on Kindle Paperwhite. You will notice this when reading books, as well as in menus. We’ve also [...]

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite review


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 [...]

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BN Nook HD+

It started with the Amazon Kindle Fire, then came the Google Nexus 7, the Kobo ARC, and the Amazon Kinde Fire HD and HD 8.9.  The next entrants in the low cost Android-based tablets battle has just been released by Barnes and Noble. The Nook HD is a 7" tablet  running at 1440 x 900 [...]

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Kobo E-readers Released


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 a [...]

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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 low [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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  it [...]

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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 [...]

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Affordable eReader


Aluratek’s “Libre” eBook Reader Pro is being added to Borders’ growing lineup of eReaders. Pre-orders are now being taken at with shipments to begin on July 20. The Libre will be available at Borders for just $119.99, significantly lower in cost than many of the eReading devices now available. The Libre offers multi-function features such [...]

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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. RAM: 117MB free Display: 5" (12.7cm) ePaper display Supported formats: PDF, TXT, [...]

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Sony is offering current PRS-500 owners the option of trading in their ereader for $50 off the purchase of a Reader Pocket Edition purchase or $75 off a PRS-600 Reader Touch Edition purchase. Or, if you want to keep your PRS-500, they have a firmware update to give it support for ePub format books. This [...]

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Today Barnes & Noble finally unveiled their foray into the eReader world that Sony and Amazon have thus far been dominating with the Nook.  At first glance, it looks suspiciously similar to a Kindle and does have many of the same features--instant ebook downloads, $9.99 best sellers,  E ink display, in text dictionary, and wireless [...]

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