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The “Limited Edition” eReader: A Future Trend?

  When Kobo announced their new Aura HD eReader two days ago, I was overwhelmed with excitement. Within seconds of seeing Nathan’s post on my Google Reader feed, I was on Kobo’s website placing my pre-order. The Aura HD embodies everything I have ever wanted in an E Ink device: a real HD E Ink […]

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B&N Now Paying YOU to Sell Their Nook HD Tablets

Things are starting to look bad for the Nook. Real bad. Today, Barnes & Noble announced the beginning of their “Spread the Word About Nook Program” which will run until June 14, 2013. If you can somehow convince a close friend to spend $199 on a new Nook HD, B&N will give you and the […]

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My Not-$40 Kindle Paperwhite Case

Thanks to increased competition from other eReader companies like Barnes & Noble and Kobo, the cost of purchasing an Amazon Kindle has decreased over the past few years. From the Kindle 1’s highball debut at a whopping $399 to today’s $69 basic Kindle, this device has gradually become more accessible to the average consumer. Even […]

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NST $39 deal

Get a New Nook Simple Touch for $39.00

Over the past few months, Barnes & Noble has been offering a lot of incentives to entice consumers to buy their new, old, and refurbished Nook devices, but the offer I received in my inbox today makes the others pale in comparison. From now until January 31st (or “while supplies last”), B&N is offering a […]

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Cybook Odyssey HD with Frontlight

Cybook Odyssey HD Frontlight Headed to the U.S.

One European eReader I have always had an overseas crush on is the Cybook Odyssey HD. Now that French eReader developer Bookeen has released a 2nd-gen edition of this device—with a frontlit display—I want one even more. The Cybook Odyssey HD Frontlight features a 6-inch capacitive touch HD E Ink display (1024 x 758), and its […]

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Surface Tablet

“Does Anyone Have a Surface?”

Now that the 2012 holiday shopping season has drawn to a close, tech market analysts have been busy at work, trying to figure out who the winners and losers of the fourth-quarter gadget wars were. A number of interesting studies have been published recently, but in the case of Microsoft’s Surface tablet, I don’t think […]

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Kindle Paperwhite vs Nook Touch with GlowLight

eReader Sales Slow: Are You Upgrading?

“The eReader era just arrived, but now it may be ending” declares technology reporter Greg Bensinger in a recent Wall Street Journal article. To support this claim, Bensinger cites two market research studies which show that the eReader boom might have plateaued. Market ‘intelligence’ firm IDC estimates that the sale of dedicated reading devices has dropped from 27.7 […]

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Nexus 10 Will Be Back In Stock Soon

If you have been waiting to burn your holiday bonus on a new Google Nexus 10 tablet, with no indication as to when the device would be back in stock, fear no more. I just checked the 10-inch tablet’s product listing on Google Play, and, according to it, resupply units will be shipping out “in […]

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