e-book reader

App Review: Marvin e-reader app for iPad

By libertyc
February 4, 2013 // 8 Comments

Move over iBooks, there’s a new e-reader for iPad in town: Marvin. I heard about it from a KindleKorner reader, and it’s almost enough to make me wish I’d bought an iPad Mini instead of a Nexus 7. First, the basic information. Marvin is free, for now, but their website indicates [...]

Kmarts experiencing high Augen interest

By libertyc
July 30, 2010 // 0 Comments

In a related matter to Paul’s last post, I’ve just gotten off the phone again with my three local Kmart stores inquiring after the Augen devices. At the one where I used to work, it seems that they’ve gotten so many calls about it that as soon as I said nothing more than, “Electronics, [...]

Aluratek e-book reader on sale at NewEgg for $129.99

By libertyc
April 23, 2010 // 6 Comments

Found on the Baen Bar e-books forum: NewEgg is offering the Aluratek “Libre” LCD e-book reader at a sale price of $129.99 (with free shipping), discounted from its “original price” of $199.99. We previously mentioned a Gadgeteer review of this unit, which seems (according to comments to [...]

Non-profit takes Kindles to the developing world

By libertyc
March 15, 2010 // 0 Comments

Worldreader.org is a nonprofit organization that is making Kindle e-book readers available to the developing world. (As TechFlash says, “Kind of like One Laptop Per Child, but with Kindles.”) It is beginning its first trial in Ghana this week. Says Worldreader’s website: Just as mobile phones [...]

E-readers vs. tablets: Is it really a competition?

By libertyc
March 13, 2010 // 0 Comments

With the release date of the iPad nearing, and a dozen different e-ink-based e-book readers exploding onto the market, the e-book device field is more confused than ever. Are pretty color tablets going to spell the end of black-and-white e-ink readers? Not likely, says Priya Ganapati on Wired’s [...]

Pocketbook 302 review: Preconceptions

By libertyc
March 13, 2010 // 0 Comments

Sometime this coming week, I should be receiving a Pocketbook 302 e-book reader to review—and Joanna, nee Ficbot, will be reviewing the smaller Pocketbook 360. We have mentioned Pocketbook a few times already; it is a Ukrainian/Taiwanese company that uses e-ink-based hardware from Netronix (the [...]

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