eBook reader

Nook Gets a Firmware Update and Now I Can Recommend It

When I reviewed the nook eBook reader last week,  I concluded the review by saying that I couldn’t make up my mind if I liked or disliked the device and that I couldn’t recommend it until the performance issues were resolved. Last night Janet asked me if my nook had received the firmware update. I …

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Barnes & Noble nook eBook Reader Review

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 eBook …

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QVC Offers the Cool-er eBook Reader as Their Day’s Special Value

QVC, the giant television retailer, is offering the Cool-er eBook reader as their “Today’s Special Value” for December 11.   The Cool-er has a 6″ (diagonal) e-Ink screen with three font styles and eight font sizes.  It has 1 GB of internal storage, and you can expand your storage with an SD card (not included).  Supported file …

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My first impressions of the Nook have nothing to do with the Nook

Those of you that have been keeping score know that I was pretty ticked off when I received an email from Barnes & Noble last week letting me know that my pre-ordered Nook would not arrive on December 1st as promised. I’m happy to say that they did deliver on their 2nd promise of December …

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Aluratek announces a new eBook reader – The Libre

If none of the Sony eBook readers nor the Kindles meet your expectations or your budget requirements, give Libre, the new eBook reader from Aluratek, Inc. a look.   Instead of the e-Ink display used by most readers currently on the market, the Libre uses an exclusive 5″ reflective-light LCD screen that looks like paper and offers faster page …

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

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 book …

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Sony Daily Edition eBook Reader Available for Pre-Order

Sony is taking pre-orders for their 7″ eInk Daily Edition Reader.  The Daily Edition retains the notetaking functions and the touch-screen of the PRS-600 Touch reader, and it adds free 3G connectivity.  You can buy books wirelessly from the Sony eBook Store, or you can still buy and load your books with usb connection.  Just …

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Give your Sony PRS-500 eReader a new lease on life

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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Renaissance Art Custom Leather Lined Book Pouch Review

A few weeks ago, I submitted a news article about the new Custom Book Pouch from Renaissance Art, a maker of beautiful, handmade leather goods based in Santa Fe, NM.  Renaissance Art designed these pouches as a storage or presentation pouch for paper books.  But since 99% of my reading is on my Sony PRS-600 …

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Everyone wants on the eReader bandwagon – Cyberus Smart Info Engine

The Sungale Cyberus ID700WTA “Smart Info Engine” claims to be the 1st and only universal portable media player device that offers a large 7″ (800 x 480) LCD color screen and a user friendly touch-screen interface that allows instant one-touch access to read eBooks, watch movies and streaming video, upload, view and manipulate digital photos, …

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