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Bookeen Saga US

Bookeen Saga Now Shipping to US, But There’s One Big Problem

I came across a new video review of the Bookeen Saga on YouTube, posted below (it’s in French), so I decided to check Bookeen’s website and it turns out the Bookeen Saga now ships to the United States. But there’s one serious problem. Shipping costs more than the device itself. I did a test checkout […]

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Kobo Aura One Battery Drain Issue

Unrealistic Battery Life Claims for eReaders?

How many ebook readers have you seen being advertised with 1-2 months of battery life per charge? Yeah, that includes pretty much all of them. B&N claims the Nook Glowlight 3’s battery can last up to 50 days on a single charge. Amazon says Kindles can go 4-8 weeks between charges, depending on the model. […]

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Onyx Max 2

Onyx Boox Max 2 Off to Positive Start

The Onyx Boox Max 2 is a 13.3-inch E Ink ereader and secondary monitor that was released about 2 months ago now. With upgraded specs, a newer version of Android, and a dual-touch touchscreen, the Max 2 is off to a positive start so far. It sells for $799 from Amazon where it currently has […]

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How Often Do People Buy New eBook Readers?

Certain types of electronics like phones and tablets are upgraded so frequently that people often buy a new model every couple of years, sometimes every year. But when it comes to dedicated ebook readers things move a lot more slowly. Some brands like Kindles and Kobos have been using the same processors for 5 years. […]

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Kindle Kids

Amazon Adds New Cover Designs to Kindle for Kids Bundle

It looks like Amazon is experimenting with some new creative cover designs for their Kindle for Kids bundle. The Kids Kindle doesn’t appear to sell nearly as well as the other Kindles (it only has 43 posted reviews after being available for over 1 year) so they’re probably looking for new ways to make it […]

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waterproof Kindle

List of Waterproof eBook Readers Currently Available

Someone sent an email asking about waterproof ereaders and I thought it was a good topic for a blog post so here’s a list of waterproof ebook readers. Over the past couple of years a few more waterproof ebook readers have started becoming available. Amazon finally released a waterproof Kindle last fall with the Kindle […]

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Closer Look at 10.3-inch Onyx Boox Note (Videos)

The 10.3-inch Onyx Boox Note went up for pre-order a few weeks ago. It’s expected to get released in early February, just a couple weeks from now. Some new videos of the Onyx Boox Note have started showing up on YouTube, and you can see why they decided to call it the “Note”. The handwriting […]

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Be Warned: Most Warranties Don’t Cover Cracked E Ink Screens

One thing that most people don’t know is the fact that the 1 year warranties that come with Kindles, Kobos, Nooks and other ereaders don’t cover cracked screens. In most cases if the screen cracks on your E Ink ereader, even if it’s within the warranty period, you’re out of luck. There are some exceptions, […]

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