e-readers

Amazon is Primed for online domination

We talk about bulls in china shops, but what about bulls running through the streets of entire shopping districts, or other neighborhoods? This morning, Amazon unveiled a new feature that will test ju

MEPs vote to expand scope of common charger rules

European Union lawmakers have taken a step closer to agreeing on rules to standardize how a range of mobile gadgetry is charged. Today MEPs in the European Parliament’s internal market and consu

Review: Kobo’s Sage and Libra 2 e-readers improve displays but compromise on design

The latest pair of e-readers from Kobo provide a modest but noticeable upgrade to the display, stylus support and Bluetooth for listening to audiobooks but take a step down in build quality from the a

reMarkable adds subscription service to access new features on its e-paper tablet

In a rather surprising move, the makers of the reMarkable line of e-paper tablets have added a subscription service to their latest device that enables several of its more advanced features. All curre

Kobo refreshes e-reader line with Sage and Libra 2, adding Bluetooth and stylus support

A pair of new e-readers from Kobo iterate on the company’s high-end options, adding Bluetooth audiobook and stylus support to the now familiar asymmetrical design of its larger devices. The Sage

Amazon releases a Kindle software redesign to make navigation easier

Yeah, yeah, you don’t need to charge a real book or update a book’s software. But now, our trusty Kindles remind us that they’re actually Wi-Fi connected, electronic devices capabl

Boox tablets are welcome options in the growing oversize e-reader niche

When it comes to e-paper devices, the Kindle is of course the first brand people think of, though I’ve done my best to spread the Kobo and reMarkable gospel as well. Chinese e-reader maker Boox

Kobo Elipsa review: A sized-up e-reading companion with clever note taking

Kobo’s Elipsa is the latest in the Amazon rival’s e-reading line, and it’s a big one. The 10.3-inch e-paper display brings it up to iPad dimensions and puts it in direct competition

The Boox Poke 3 is my new favorite e-reader

There are plenty of e-readers to choose from out there, but never enough for me. I’m always questing for the one that will make me forget that there are others available, and in the Onyx Boox Po

The reMarkable 2 improves on the original in every way, but remains firmly in its niche

I’d been asking for something like the reMarkable for a long time before it showed up out of the blue a few years ago. The device was a real treat, but had a few problems and an eye-popping pric

EU lawmakers take fresh aim at Apple’s Lightning connector with latest e-waste push

The European parliament has voted overwhelmingly for tougher action to reduce e-waste, calling for the Commission to come up with beefed up rules by July 2020. Specifically, the parliament wants the C

Walmart partners with Rakuten to open its first e-commerce store in Japan

Walmart is continuing its strategy of revamping its businesses in Asia after the U.S. retail giant opened its first e-commerce store in Japan, where it is working with local retail giant Rakuten. The

Hey look, it’s a new Barnes & Noble Nook in 2018

It’s true! It’s 2018, and Barnes & Noble just announced another Nook! You can preorder it today! All of these things are somehow simultaneously true. The Nook line has basically been a

The new Kindle Paperwhite is thinner and waterproof

The Voyage may be dead, but the Kindle line still has some life left in it. This time last year, Amazon upgraded the high-end Oasis model, and now the mid-range Paperwhite is getting a little love.The

Kobo’s Forma e-reader takes on Kindle Oasis with an asymmetric design and premium price

Kobo's latest e-reader is a complete about-face from its anonymous, cheap, and highly practical Clara HD; the Forma is big, expensive, and features a bold — not to say original — design. It's clea

Walmart and Kobo launch Walmart eBooks, an online e-book and audiobook store

In January, Walmart partnered with Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten on online grocery in Japan, as well as the sale of audiobooks, e-books, and e-readers in the U.S. Today, Walmart is capitalizing on

Kobo’s new entry-level Clara HD e-reader has a crisp, color-adjustable display

Kobo has announced a new e-reader, the Clara HD, which won't set the world on fire but will be a perfectly serviceable gadget for e-book readers. It basically revives the well-liked but discontinued G

Amazon’s new Kindle Oasis is the best e-reader (a lot of) money can buy

A few years ago, the premium e-reader was an oxymoron. For Amazon, Kobo and Barnes and Noble, tablets were the clear high end of the reading market. For a moment, it seemed inevitable that e-ink devic

Sony and reMarkable’s dueling e-paper tablets are strange but impressive beasts

Poor paper. It's in that ironic category where those who love it the most are the ones trying their hardest to replace it. Case in point: Sony and reMarkable, a pair of companies as unalike as you're

The reMarkable tablet is original and ambitious, unlike pretty much all the other ones

Years ago I called for a black and white computer, and that strange desire still lives within me today. While no one has yet taken me up on this amazing idea, the monochrome devices that do exist have
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