e-reader

  • Kobo’s Aura H20 Makes The High-Res E-Reader Waterproof – Your Move, Amazon

    Kobo’s Aura H20 Makes The High-Res E-Reader Waterproof – Your Move, Amazon

    Kobo has a new e-reader out that actually could shake up the market, since it offers waterproofing as a standard factory feature on a $179.99 e-reader, with a high-res, 265 DPI 6.8-inch e-ink display. The Kobo Aura H20 basically takes the already-impressive Aura HD, makes the design thinner and lighter, and adds IP67 environmental resistance, which is a tough package to beat. The e-reader… Read More

  • Barnes & Noble Confirms Staff Losses At Nook, But Hardware Unit Still Exists

    Barnes & Noble Confirms Staff Losses At Nook, But Hardware Unit Still Exists

    A report from Business Insider earlier today claimed that Barnes & Noble had eliminated its Nook hardware engineering staff in its entirety. Barnes & Noble has confirmed to TechCrunch that there were “job eliminations across the organization,” but stressed that they have not in fact eliminated their hardware division as first reported. Nook spokesperson Mary Ellen… Read More

  • Sony Leaving The E-Book Business Behind, Will Transition Accounts And Purchases To Kobo

    Sony Leaving The E-Book Business Behind, Will Transition Accounts And Purchases To Kobo

    Sony is calling it quits in the e-book platform market, the company announced today (via Engadget). The move isn’t entirely unexpected: Sony has always occupied a relatively small portion of the market compared to the big kid on the block Amazon. And in light of recent revenue figures, and the decision to cut the much more recognizable VAIO brand, absolutely no one should be shocked by… Read More

  • Amazon Resurrects The Kindle DX, That Most Awkward Cousin Of A Device Family On The Way Out

    Amazon Resurrects The Kindle DX, That Most Awkward Cousin Of A Device Family On The Way Out

    Amazon has made official the return of a device many thought was bound for the e-reader graveyard, the Kindle DX. The DX is Amazon’s big-screen reader, with a 9.7-inch e-ink display and a full keyboard at the bottom. It’s almost comically oversized compared to the more popular and current e-reader models, which include the Kobo Aura HD and Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, and the… Read More

  • Sony’s Got A 13.3-Inch E-Reader With Pen Input, Which Is Sort Of Like A Dodo With Antlers

    Sony’s Got A 13.3-Inch E-Reader With Pen Input, Which Is Sort Of Like A Dodo With Antlers

    I’ve heard some suggestions that our extreme fascination with Google Glass is more a symptom of desperation for some kind of genuine gadget innovation than anything to do with the product’s merits, and a new gadget from Sony (via The Verge) has me wondering whether or not other companies are flailing about for something novel. Sony introduced a new 13.3-inch e-ink prototype… Read More

  • It’s Time To Buy Grandma An LCD E-Reader Because She’ll Be Able To Read More

    It’s Time To Buy Grandma An LCD E-Reader Because She’ll Be Able To Read More

    A study from Matthias Schlesewsky at Johannes Gutenberg University found that readers older than 60 benefit markedly from the backlit screen of many ereader tablets despite their perceived dislike of the platform. While younger folks exhibited no difference in reading on multiple devices, seniors were able to concentrate more completely using a tablet computer. The researchers found that… Read More

  • Amazon May Finally Be Ready To Battle Apple In China With Kindle Debut

    Amazon May Finally Be Ready To Battle Apple In China With Kindle Debut

    Are Amazon’s Kindle tablets and e-readers ready to break into the world’s biggest market? We’ve spotted some Chinese Help documentation for Amazon Kindle devices on the company’s China-facing site in a sign that they may be coming for real this time. Even though the online documentation vanished, we have a screenshot of Google’s cached version of the… Read More

  • Vox, Meet Big Box: Kobo eReader To Hit Best Buy Stores

    Vox, Meet Big Box: Kobo eReader To Hit Best Buy Stores

    You’d be forgiven if you haven’t heard of Kobo’s Android-powered Vox eReader before — it has a tendency to get glossed over in favor of bigger names like the Kindle or the Nook. Kobo’s hoping to remedy that with another retail push, and this time they’ve inked a deal to get those Vox readers into Best Buy stores across the country. Read More

  • When Dinosaurs Ruled The Books

    When Dinosaurs Ruled The Books

    This is a really weird time to be a writer. Agents are becoming publishers; publishers have moved to “the agency model“; and some self-published authors are making millions—all because e-books are now outselling all other segments. Magazines and newspapers are dying, blogs and aggregators are thriving, and the line between them all is blurring. Last year Apple was their… Read More

  • Ask CG: Am I Ready For An E-Reader?

    Ask CG: Am I Ready For An E-Reader?

    Today we received this charming note from a nice lady out Lincolnshire way and we wanted to address her concerns in a concise and educated manner. She writes: Good Morning - Have just found your helpful article about “10 reasons to buy a Kindle 2… and 10 reasons not to”. I was thinking about buying a Sony Reader but heard Kindle is better liked by those who have purchased one… Read More

  • Worldreader to digitize thousands of African titles and ship out ereaders

    Worldreader to digitize thousands of African titles and ship out ereaders

    Worldreader.org is a huge non-profit initiative, based out of Barcelona, Spain and founded by David Risher, former renown Amazon executive and Colin McElwee. It aims to use technology in order to bring “Books to All” in developing countries. Today Worldreader.org announced another cool initiative. With the help of publishers like Ghana-based EPP, Sam Woode, and Woeli and other… Read More

  • Kobo Releases Free Kobo Desktop Application

    Kobo Releases Free Kobo Desktop Application

    The e-book world is slowly evolving into a number of fairly similar, homogenized ecosystems. No one wants to be shackled to using a single device to read their e-books: the Kindle is both a device and an app on your smartphone; Apple’s iBook’s is an app on your iPad and your iPhone. And today Kobo is following the trend with the announcement of the Kobo Desktop Application. Like… Read More

  • The Literati Color E-Reader

    The Literati Color E-Reader

    The Literati, shown here, is an e-reader with a full color display. MechSource, the creators of this e-reader, are hoping to get a jump on the color e-reader market with this device. It does not have a touchscreen, it does not allow you to browse the web, and it does not run any applications. It’s simply a $159 color e-reader. It uses the Kobo platform, and will come bundled with 25… Read More

  • It begins: Audiovox kills the RCA Lexi

    It begins: Audiovox kills the RCA Lexi


    In what will definitely not be the last e-reader to bite the dust, Audiovox has pulled the RCA Lexi from sale in the US, citing concerns over price drops in the Nook and Kindle. They wrote to one interested customer: Per your inquiry regarding our RCA eReader, as a result of the recent price drops in the market (Kindle/Nook/Sony) our primary focus has shifted to international opportunities. Read More

  • Sharp planning to launch e-reader

    Sharp planning to launch e-reader


    Another day, another e-reader. Sharp, manufacturer of all things high tech (although I honestly haven’t seen them on the American market much recently) is planning to launch and e-book reader that may run on the Verizon network. The reader will use Sharp’s own XMDF (ever-eXtending Mobile Document Format) for e-book files. The company offers 29,000 titles in XMDF for Japanese… Read More

  • Android based Cruz Reader and Cruz Tablet coming in August

    Android based Cruz Reader and Cruz Tablet coming in August

    Prepare yourself people, the tablet/e-reader wars are about to heat up. Virginia based Velocity Micro announced their new “Cruz” line today, consisting of the 7″ color Cruz Reader, the 16:9 Cruz Tablet, and the kid-friendly Cruz StoryPad. The most interesting part? The entire Cruz product line runs the Android OS. Read More

  • EliteGroup E ink e-reader, now with WiMax!

    This video shows off EliteGroup’s new e-reader with large E ink display, a Marvell CPU, and 3G, Wi-Fi, and WiMax. It looks like a freaking monster – probably a full 8 1/2 x 11 screen. Read More

  • Kindle DX failing out of Darden Business School

    Kindle DX failing out of Darden Business School

    According to Ars Technica, Darden Business School students are unhappy with the Amazon Kindle DX in terms of academic usefulness. That’s not to say that they’re down on the DX in general: there’s pretty high support amongst Darden students for the DX as a personal e-reader. It’s just not quite the classroom supplement that Darden administration had hoped it would be. Read More

  • Fujitsu to unveil improved color e-paper screen

    Fujitsu to unveil improved color e-paper screen

    Fujitsu Laboratories announced today that they will be unveiling a new version of their color electronic paper display at the company’s Fujitsu Forum exhibition in Tokyo next week. The new screen is a supposed to be a third brighter and has a contrast ratio of 7:1, three times that of the previous model. These improvements are mostly due to the use of a new liquid crystal material… Read More

  • i-tab digital tablature reader

    i-tab digital tablature reader

    Its a proven fact that playing guitar will get you chicks. Unfortunately, by the time you actually put in the time to stop sucking at it, most of the chicks are gone. The i-tab will have you playing pop songs in no time, its up to you whether or not you look like a putz while doing so. Read More