eBook Readers

News, reviews and articles about eBook readers and eBook reader accessories.

Never worry about dropping your eBook reader in the bath with the new Kindle Oasis

Back in the day, I ruined a few books by dropping them in the tub when I’d doze off while reading in the bath.  Because of that track record, I never tried reading in the tub with an eBook reader or a tablet.  But now, because the Kindle Oasis is waterproof (IPX8), reading in the …

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Amazon just added free ebooks, magazines and comics for Prime members

Being an Amazon Prime member just got even better! Earlier this week, Amazon announced their Prime Reading perk which offers a rotating selection of more than 1000 ebooks, kid’s books, magazines, and even comics that Prime members in the US can read through the Kindle app for free. Some of the selections include magazines like …

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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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Barnes & Noble announces new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK

This post is sponsored by Barnes & Noble. This morning in New York City’s Union Square Store, Barnes & Noble & Samsung announced a historic partnership releasing the newest and latest Samsung Galaxy Tab® 4 NOOK®. This new tablet provides the best of both worlds – a well designed technology backend and the excellent NOOK® …

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BookBub helps you build your ebook library with free or low-cost books

Regardless of which eBook device or app you use or which store you purchase from, BookBub can help you obtain books at discount prices or even free.  BookBub doesn’t sell books themselves.  They just “simply alert you by email to fantastic limited-time offers that become available on retailers like Amazon’s Kindle store, Barnes & Noble’s …

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Amazon introduces Kindle Unlimited – a subscription service for book lovers

One of the perks of being a Kindle owner and an Amazon Prime member was the one free book you were allowed to “borrow” each month.  With only one free book, it could take you a long time to try out new authors you’re interested in without having to risk some of your book budget …

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Expert Shield Screen Protector review

I have a Fujifilm X-M1 camera that I purchased not too long ago. I thoroughly enjoy using this camera and intend to take good care of it. I had been thinking about purchasing a screen protector for the LCD screen to protect it from scratches, especially when I wear the camera around my neck and …

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Discover (or rediscover) great books, and get a free eBook if you act soon

Simon & Schuster created a new website, called Off the Shelf, that’s intended to help to maximize your reading enjoyment by helping you discover books – cult classics or best sellers – that you may have missed over the years.  It’s brought to you by “passionate editors, authors, and others inside the book business”, and …

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Seatback mount for planes, trains, and buses

I’ve seen tray-top stands to hold your mobile devices during flights, but they always seemed a little dangerous to me.  Because they weren’t tied down in any way, it seemed that your mobile device could go flying in case of turbulence.  The cradle of the Skyview Seatback Mount for Mobile Devices holds mobile smart phones, tablets, …

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Give a Kindle Fire tablet for Valentine’s Day

For a limited time, Amazon is offering their Kindle Fire tablets at special prices for Valentine’s Day gifting.  Savings vary by model, but you could give a Kindle Fire HD for as low as $124.00, an HDX for $199, a Fire HD 8.9″ for $189, or a Fire HDX 8.9″ for $339.  If you hurry, …

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