eBook Readers

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

Question for those Early-Adopters of the iPad….

The big question for those early-adopters of the iPad: Which version are you going to buy? Whether you are going the thrifty 16gb route or getting the 3G 64gb Cadillac, I’m just curious which one you are going to buy and why? Also, are you going to skip work to stand in line or wait …

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Handmade Leather Gadget Cases

If you like your gadget accessories to be unique, check out the handmade leather cases in the Moxie and Oliver Etsy store.  In addition to a variety of wallets, watch bands, bags, and other accessories, Moxie and Oliver offer an iPhone case decorated with a sugar skull.  They also have a leather Kindle DX case that’s different from …

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Read by Kandle Light

As anyone with an ebook reader with an eInk screen knows, there is no backlight in these devices.  If you want to read in low-light conditions, you have to provide an external light source.  There are a multitude of clip-on book lights available, and someone has naturally developed one for the Kindle from Amazon.com.  The Kandle is a …

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Sony Reader Site Buckles Under Load

Looks like a lot of folks that received Sony Readers were faced with issues downloading the latest update of the Reader library on Christmas. I had procrastinated updating mine, so I faced the same issue yesterday. Fortunately it is all working fine today at http://ebookstore.sony.com/download/. I’m not sure how to take the outage. On the …

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Third Party Barnes & Noble nook eBook Reader Accessories Start Appearing

JAVOedge of Seattle, WA has just announced several Barnes & Noble nook eBook reader cases that are available for sale. The sleeve case that you see in the image above is their Croc sleeve which is made of leather and embossed to resemble crocodile skin. They are also offering oak and ash hardwood style sleeves …

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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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Questia – The Online Library Now Available as an iPhone App

Questia is an online research library with current non-fiction and reference books and periodicals.  For $9.95 a month, you get access to all their books on any one topic, or you can access their entire catalog of more than 70,000 titles for $19.95 a month.  You’ll have an online workspace to store your notes in folders;  you can …

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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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Periscope Lighted Folio Kindle Cover Review

I really enjoy my Kindle, but always grumble when I’m unable to see the display in dimly lit environments. It’s a problem that keeps me reading on my iPhone more often than the Kindle, because the iPhone has a backlight. When the folks at Periscope asked if I would like to review their Lighted Folio …

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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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