eBook Readers

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

Kindle Paperwhite Software Update 5.3.0

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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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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Kindle Reader for Windows 8

For a true cross-platform interoperability reading experience you really can’t beat Amazon’s “eco-system”.  Well Windows 8 users won’t miss out on their Amazon books either, as Amazon releases its Kindle Reader for Windows 8. Available from the Windows 8 app Store, the reader supports both Windows 8 and Windows RT.  And it supports all the functionality we’ve …

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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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Kindle 3 (Keyboard) Is Not Gone Nor Forgotten – Firmware 3.4

Amazon might have just released a bunch of  new Kindles  but they haven’t forgotten the Kindle 3 (Keyboard).  Amazon has released a new firmware  update for this model. Firmware update 3.4 includes: Improved Font: We’ve improved the reading font to have more contrast and be more crisp. Parental Controls: With the latest software update for Kindle …

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LapDawg O-Stand Review

The LapDawg O-Stand is a strikingly versatile and equally odd-looking stand for a wide range of tablet/reader devices. It arrives in a somewhat imposing box, which hints at the scale of stand you’re about to encounter. Even so, you may not be prepared for the coiled mass that awaits inside. However, if you’ve struggled to …

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Tiny Tim Book Light Looks Like Luxo Jr.

Remember the Luxo lamps used in Pixar’s logo and cartoons?  The Tiny Tim Book Light from Mustard reminds me of that lamp.  The Tiny Tim is much smaller than even Luxo Jr., though.  The lamp is made of plastic and stands 1.6″ X 2″ X 6.7″, and its LED bulb is powered by three 1.5V …

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Read Your Nook Library from Any Browser with Nook for Web

Yesterday, Barnes & Noble introduced Nook for Web, “an innovative and free new browser experience that offers readers the ability to explore the hottest digital titles and bestselling books right from their computer – no sign-in, software download or NOOK account required to begin reading” on their PC or Mac.  With the Nook Cloud service, …

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Look Up Words in a Paper Book with a Point and Click

Reading eBooks has an advantage that reading paper books doesn’t have:  the ability to look up a word without having to reach for the dictionary.  With the Point and Click Dictionary from Hammacher Schlemmer, you’ll be able to look up words without having a drag out the Webster’s.  You simply lift the integrated flip-up camera …

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Sena Cases Magia Cover for Amazon Kindle Fire

I’ve gotten to review several Sena cases for my iPad and my MacBook Pro, and I can tell you that they are beautiful, rich, and protective.  Now, owners of the Kindle Fire can enjoy the luxury of a Sena Magia Cover with their Amazon tablet.  The Magia Cover is handcrafted of European genuine leather with …

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