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Pandigital 9″ TouchScreen Color Multimedia WiFi eReader tablet w/ Case for $199

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on November 22nd, 2010

Pandigital has a new iPad-like tablet coming in a 9-inch form factor, shown in the FCC photo above. Looks like this Pandigital tablet will be $199.99 inclusive of shipping, via QVC. Payment can be broken down into five monthly instalments of $40 each of course.

The device is powered by at least Android 2.1, with four buttons upfront at the bottom and includes a 4GB SDHC memory card. We don’t yet know when it will be available though. Might just be a QVC exclusive for all we know.

NOOK Color retails for $249

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on November 17th, 2010

The Barnes & Noble NOOK Color e-book reader is now available for purchase should you choose. The device is priced at $249. The 7 inch android tablet features a 7-inch IPS touchscreen display at 1024 x 600 resolution.

Of course there is also the Google Android operating system and a web browser. The eReader also has built-in Wi-Fi, allowing you to surf the web, check your email and read your favorite blog. So, who’s getting one?

ASUS Eee Tablet to get a new name, will arrive in early 2011

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on November 15th, 2010

That ASUS Eee Tablet that was unveiled back at Computex in June looked like a decent e-reader / note-taking gadget, but no one has heard a peep about it since. The “tablet” which boasted 2,450 dpi touchscreen sensitivity and quick 0.1 second page turns never saw its September release date, but according to ASUS it’s still alive and is now being renamed.

Word is that Digital Note and Eee Note are potential names. According to ASUS it will be demoed at CES and officially launched in the first quarter of 2011. However, it may be available in Europe earlier depending on local content partnerships.

Hanvon wants to take E Ink to a new level by adding some color

Posted in ebooks by Conner Flynn on November 8th, 2010

Thanks to E-ink we can enjoy a near ‘book-like’ experience on an electronic medium that also saves on battery life. E Ink technology is evolving like anything else and now Hanvon is getting ready to announce a product that will feature a color E Ink device. This device will be the first with this new type of display. Don’t get your hopes up for videos though. It’ll be more like a first gen color display that can run animations but no video.

The device will come with a large 9.638-inch touchscreen display and be available with Wi-Fi and 3G. It’s due to hit shelves sometime in March of next year and would be priced at around $440.

Barnes & Noble Nook Color announced

Posted in ebooks by Conner Flynn on October 26th, 2010

Barnes & Noble just announced its all-new Nook Color, an Android tablet with a 7-inch color touchscreen. B&N is calling it a hybrid of e-reader and tablet, and it even sports a full-on tablet-style UI, along with Facebook and Twitter integration.

Other features include built-in WiFi (802.11b/g/n) and 8GB of storage, but no 3G. The price is $249. For that price you get a decent screen thanks to the “VividView,” 16 million color, 1024 x 600 IPS display. Not sure how we feel about that corner handle though.

Nook for kids coming soon

Posted in ebooks by Conner Flynn on October 25th, 2010

Barnes & Noble will soon be rolling out Nook Kids, a collection of e-books aimed at young readers by offering over 12,000 titles to start with. Most of those will be “enhanced,” like Jamberry, with stuff like a page that shows blueberries that kids can pop.

It’s yet another thing you’ll need to buy for your kids. Damn expensive buggers. You could be living in a castle right this minute playing chess with real human pieces if it weren’t for those whiny little trolls. Oh well, what can you do? Get them Nook kids, that’s what.

New Nook is Android-based, full-color

Posted in ebooks by Conner Flynn on October 22nd, 2010

Looks like the rumored Nook color e-reader from Barnes & Noble will be Android-powered and scheduled for an October 26th release. It will have a $249 price point. We aren’t sure what kind of color display this model will feature.

Hopefully one that can be viewed under direct sunlight. And we wouldn’t mind the ability to display video. If that date is correct then we will know soon. Stay tuned. You’ll get more info when we have it.


New Kobo eReader gets wireless connection, faster processor

Posted in ebooks by Conner Flynn on September 29th, 2010

The $150 Kobo e-reader is a good value, but sadly the performance was lacking and there was no wireless connectivity. Well, now it’s back with an updated version that fixes both issues. As a bonus, it’s selling for $10 cheaper now.

The new Kobo Wireless eReader adds WiFi, enabling on-device book downloads whenever you’re in range of a hotspot. There’s also a new processor to speed it up. The device comes in your choice of three colors (black, silver, and lavender), and it’s currently up for pre-order now at Borders.

Sharper Image unveils Literati eReader with color LCD

Posted in ebooks by Conner Flynn on August 25th, 2010

Sharper Image has unveiled their Literati eReader. The MerchSource-made device sports a seven-inch, 800×480 LCD to show cover art and photos in books. It also sports Wi-Fi to get online but only uses it for downloading books from Kobo’s online bookstore.

The device uses a Kindle-like keyboard below the screen and side buttons for turning pages. This model will arrive in October for $159 at stores like Best Buy, Bed, Bath & Beyond, JC Penney, Kohl’s and Macy’s.

Periscope Lighted Folio goes pink and fits Kindle 2 and Nook

Posted in ebooks by Shane McGlaun on August 24th, 2010

I have used several eReaders over the years and they are nice as long as you have light to read by. Once it gets dark you can’t read from the screen of most eReaders, unless the reader uses a LCD like the iPad. EInk displays lack a backlight.

For the eReader like the Nook or Kindle 2 if you want to read in the dark you, need a light. Periscope has announced that its Lighted Folio is now available to fit the Kindle 2 and the Barnes & Noble Nook. It has the same hideaway dual LED light to read by.

Pandigital announces new 7-inch Android eReader coming in September

Posted in Pandigital by Shane McGlaun on August 18th, 2010

Pandigital already has a smallish eReader on the market that didn’t do too well right out of the gates. The company has announced that starting in September it will have a new eReader on the market that has some impressive features.

The eReader is the Pandigital Novel 7-inch Color Multimedia eReader. It has a high-gloss black bezel and a matte color screen that measures 7-inches wide. The device can be used for watching movies, surfing the web, checking email, and reading.


Overpriced Pandigital novel eReader lands at Kohl’s

Posted in ebooks by Shane McGlaun on June 7th, 2010

Last month we talked about a new eReader from Pandigital called the Novel. The thing was very slick and had lots of cool features coupled with a reasonable price. We liked it well enough.

The Novel has a 7-inch color LCD and weighs about a pound. The device runs Android and has a lithium-ion battery inside for hours of use. The device measures 7.625″ x 5.5″ x 0.75″. The best part of the device was its $199.99 price tag for me.

Borders taking pre-orders on Libre eReader

Posted in ebooks by Shane McGlaun on June 2nd, 2010

We heard about the Libre eReader from Aluratek back in late 2009. The device was one of the lower priced eReaders out there at $179 when we first caught wind of the device. Borders has announced that it will now be selling the Libre.

Pre-orders are being taken now for a black version of the Libre at $119.99, making it $60 less than the original price. Other than lower rice and the black hue, the Libre is the same. It uses a 5-inch monochrome reflective light LCD.

Amazon Kindle to slim down in August?

Posted in kindle by Conner Flynn on May 29th, 2010

Well, we might not see the Kindle in color anytime soon, but Amazon seems intent on trimming down the Kindle’s fat. Bloomberg has word that the company will introduce a thinner version of its e-book reader in August. But it isn’t just the device’s thickness.

They will also enhance the screen sharpness and responsiveness. We aren’t sure yet if this will apply to current models or be a whole new reading beast. Hopefully the price will be competitive.

iPad eReader Recliner

Posted in iPad accessories by Conner Flynn on May 19th, 2010

You like to kick back in your recliner, so chances are that your iPad probably likes it too. Lapworks has introduced the iPad Recliner so that your iPad can take it easy. You can rest your iPad on it and adjust the viewing angle so that it sits just right.

The iPad Recliner can elevate the iPad to almost 9-inches which is convenient while reading or watching a movie. The $35 recliner also supports other tablets and eBook readers as well.