eBook reader

Amazon takes the wraps off new super skinny Kindle Oasis eReader

One of Amazon’s worst kept secrets is now official… Amazon’s newest Kindle is the Oasis. Their thinnest and lightest Kindle ever features 4GB of storage and a 6-inch 300 ppi high resolution display with 10 LEDs that evenly illuminate the screen to allow for comfortable viewing in any environment from total darkness to full sunlight. …

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Amazon updates Kindle Paperwhite Resolution

Amazon this week announced an update to its popular Kindle Paperwhite. The updated ebook reader now boasts a resolution of 300 pixels per inch, the same resolution as Amazon’s more expensive Kindle Voyage. The new Kindle also comes with Amazon’s new font, Bookerly, which claims to give readers a better reading experience — faster reading …

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Give your child a gift of reading with Kindle for Kids

Not so long ago, any time a child had with a screened device was seen as frivolous playtime.  That’s not true now, because kids spend more time reading and doing school work with tablets and computers than parents would have thought possible just a few years ago.  In my household, most of our books were …

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iBookstore now allows you to gift a book

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 for …

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Kobo Mini and Glo eReaders review

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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Words to Sleep By eBook review

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 – …

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Sony finally announces their Reader app for iOS devices

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 greatly …

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Gadgeteer book club – Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

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 turns …

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Livrada – Gift Cards for eBook Readers

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 Target …

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Rekindle Your Love for Your Kindle – Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Paperwhite Devices

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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Paper Passion Perfume – Smell like a Book

“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 packaging …

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Mother’s Day Gift Idea – Give Mom a Sony PRS-T1 eBook Reader with a Free Harry Potter Book

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.  The …

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