Minimalist SD Card Reader

Posted in Memory by Conner Flynn on December 2nd, 2010

We’ve seen plenty of memory card readers, but some are better looking than others. The Elecom MR-C27 SD card reader has a pretty nice design, even if it is somewhat like a toaster. It features four SD card slots for your SD/microSD/miniSD cards.

Your cards won’t pop out like toast, but this will look good on your desk. It will cost you $48, but hey, it’s designed very well and looks great.

Sony’s Reader Daily Edition now on sale with Wi-Fi and 3G

Posted in ebooks by Conner Flynn on November 9th, 2010

Hot on the heels of Hanvon introducing a new color E-Reader, Sony is announcing that you can now purchase another monochrome version. Lucky you.

The Sony Reader Daily Edition is now on sale in-stores and online. The Reader Daily Edition has both Wi-Fi and 3G, and like the new Reader Pocket Edition and Reader Touch Edition, it also has a touch panel. The 7″ screen will give access to Sony’s Reader Store via Wi-Fi or 3G, and you can also do some basic Web browsing via Wi-Fi.

Pandigital Novel Personal e-book Reader with Wi-Fi

Posted in ebooks by Conner Flynn on October 18th, 2010

Pandigital has introduced their latest Personal eReader in the Pandigital Novel series. This eReader sports a 6-inch ePaper electrophoretic display with an 800 x 600 pixel resolution and an integrated Barnes & Noble eBook store, which gives you direct access to over one million eBooks, newspapers and magazines.

The device is powered by a Lithium-ion battery, rechargeable through an AC adapter or a USB port. The battery delivers up to 6,000 page turns. The Pandigital Novel Personal supports PDF and EPUB file formats, 2GB of internal storage space, built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and a web browser.

FCC approves Literati Color e-book Reader

Posted in ebooks by Conner Flynn on October 1st, 2010

You might remember the Literati color e-book reader from back in August. Well, the FCC has finally approved the device, so it should be available in the US market very soon.

The Literati e-book reader uses Kobo’s eBook reader OS, allowing users to purchase books from the Kobo eBook store over Wi-Fi. It features a 7-inch color LCD display.

Franklin debuts AnyBook Reader for kids

Posted in Voice Recorders by Shane McGlaun on September 16th, 2010

Franklin has been in the electronics market with things like digital dictionaries and spelling devices for a long time the company has announced a new digital reader that isn’t like a Kindle as you might think. This digital reader looks like a pen and is aimed at kids that can’t read yet.

The child and the parent would place special stickers on each page of any book to use the AnyBook Reader. After the stickers are placed the parent or reader would follow along and touch the sticker on each page.

Viewsonic unveils a hybrid PMP / E-book Reader

Posted in Viewsonic by Conner Flynn on September 9th, 2010

When you think of portable media players, chances are you think of an iPod. Well, here’s a new hybrid pmp/ebook reader that sports a 7-inch touchscreen display at 800 × 480 resolution, 1080p HD playback and an HDMI output.

So you can watch HD movies on your TV, of course. The MB-P702 will support a wide range of video and audio formats, and does PDF, TXT, EPUB, CHM, HTML, PDB and UMD document files too. Nothing on pricing yet, but hopefully we will know more soon.

Foxit kills eSlick ebook reader

Posted in ebooks by Conner Flynn on August 4th, 2010

Life is hard for dedicated e-readers these days, what with the iPad and other devices giving you so much more. And so Foxit is throwing in the towel. The company just announced that it’s killing its eSlick e-reader. Instead the company will focus on licensing its ebook software to other companies.

It didn’t help matters that the eSlick hasn’t received an update since it arrived in December 2008. It has been stuck at $199 as well, while other e-readers have been more competitive. RIP eSlick.

Acer LumiRead ebook reader

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on May 27th, 2010

Acer’s LumiRead ebook reader will have Acer’s clear.fi solution implemented into the DLNA-compliant device that lets you access Acer clear.fi and share content like ebooks and audio-books across compatible devices. You can also connect via Wi-Fi or 3G connectivity to download the latest bestseller if you like.

Acer has an agreement with Barnes & Noble in the US, Libri.de in Germany and Founder in China for local content in English, Chinese and German. There are also other agreements in the works for French and Italian readers. The Acer LumiRead features a 6″ non-glare, non backlit e-Ink display which offers a paper-like reading experience even in bright sunlight.

Samsung SNE-60 eBook reader headed to the UK

Posted in ebooks by Conner Flynn on May 12th, 2010

With the Apple iPad on the way to the UK, it perhaps isn’t the best timing for Samsung to ship its SNE-60 eBook reader to the UK, but that’s their problem. If you want an Apple alternative, the SNE-60 packs a 6-inch 600 x 800 greyscale e-ink display and measures 171 x 120 x 16mm and weighs in at 315g.

It has Wi-Fi built-in, but no 3G. The built-in memory should store 1,200 eBooks, and there’s also the SD memory card slot. Other features of the SNE-60 include support for ePub, PDF and TXT formats, a built-in dictionary, text-to-speech, and MP3 playback.

Samsung E65 e-Book reader

Posted in ebooks by Conner Flynn on May 6th, 2010

Add another to the ever growing mass of e-Book readers available. Looks like the Wi-Fi Alliance has certified the Samsung E65 e-book reader, a successor to Samsung’s first E60 e-book reader. It’s no iPad, but you might want to give it a look.

The new model features a 6-inch e-ink display that supports an electromagnetic resonance (EMR) stylus pen, a full QWERTY keypad, text-to-speech, Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity, and MP3 playback capability.

Wefound F630 e-book Reader

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

The Wefound F630 e-book reader is a lightweight at just 200 grams if you are looking for a different ereader. Aside from the snappy name, it sports a 6-inch screen E-ink display with a resolution of 800 x 600 pixels.

The Wefound F630 also has a built-in China Mobile 3G wireless module, offering unlimited free EDGE and 3G connection via a China Mobile SIM card for the first 3 years after purchase. Some other features include book downloading, stock price information, picture browsing (in black and white) and basic MP3 player functions.

Paradigm Shift EER-051D e-book reader

Posted in ebooks by Conner Flynn on April 21st, 2010

If you’re finding it hard to choose an e-book reader, here’s another entry to the market. The Paradigm Shift EER-051D will be launched in the US sometime next week. This e-reader features a 5-inch color display, an integrated FM tuner, an MP3 player and a photo viewer.

It comes with 2GB of internal memory, which is upgradable via an SD memory card slot. The Paradigm Shift EER-051D will be compatible with most popular e-book formats, including DRM-enabled ePub books.

Swipe It reader turns your iPhone into a Credit Card terminal

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on March 29th, 2010

If you need to charge your credit cards using your iPhone, here’s yet another option. This is an accessory that will make your business as a merchant truly mobile like never before. The Swipe It Reader from Macally is another Secure Credit Card Terminal available for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

The device lets you dock your iPhone along with a slot for swiping cards and works along side the Simply Swipe It app, which costs just $0.99. The Swipe It Reader can operate on both Wifi and 3G, and it supports most popular credit cards and many popular merchant gateways.

Bmorn B80 color ebook reader

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

ebook readers are everywhere these days and it seems that every manufacturer is jumping on the bandwagon. The latest from China is the Bmorn B80 ebook reader. While we don’t have very much information about it, we can tell you that it comes with a color display.

We have no idea what kind of color screen, but the battery life is probably not that good anyway. We don’t see this being a Kindle rival anytime soon anyway.

Brother Japan to release a $1,100 e-book reader

Posted in ebooks by Conner Flynn on February 12th, 2010

The SV-70 will probably not be coming to the States and that’s just fine with us. It ditches the Bluetooth module of its predecessor and the 2GB microSD card that was included for a lower price of $1,100 MSRP.

The rest of the specs are the same: a 9.7-inch, 1200 x 825 display, 100MB of internal memory, microSD expansion slot, and 83 hours worth of battery life. That’s a lot of document reading time. We wonder how business guys will actually take this device.