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Boyue T62

Boyue T62 E Ink eReader with Android 4.2 Now Available on Amazon

If you think the new Kindle Voyage is too overpriced or it doesn’t have the features you’re looking for in an ebook reader, there’s another new Android-powered ereader now available on Amazon called the Boyue T62. Last month while reviewing the Icarus Illumina HD, it turned out that it was actually a rebranded Boyue T61. […]

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Kindle Paperwhite 2 vs Icarus Illumina HD

Kindle Paperwhite 2 vs Icarus Illumina HD Comparison Review (+Video)

The Kindle used to be the only option for those that wanted an E Ink ebook reader to read ebooks purchased from Amazon without having to strip DRM or hack an Android-powered ereader like the Nook Touch or Sony PRS-T1 to install the Kindle app. Now there are a few E Ink ebook readers on […]

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Onyx Boox T68 vs Icarus Illumina HD

Onyx Boox T68 vs Icarus Illumina HD Comparison Review (+Video)

The Onyx Boox T68 and Icarus Illumina HD are both among the first E Ink ebook readers to run Android and openly allow the installation of Android apps. Since I just got done reviewing each of them, there’s no better time for a comparison review. Below is an outline of the main similarities and differences […]

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Icarus Illumina

Review: Icarus Illumina HD (E653) with Android 4.2

Last week I posted a couple of preliminary reviews for the Icarus Illumina HD showing PDF files and the Kindle for Android app in action. Now I’ve got the full review for the Illumina HD finished. I also plan on posting a couple of comparison reviews later this week, one comparing the Illumina HD to […]

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Illumina HD PDF Review

Icarus Illumina HD PDF Review (+Video)

I decided to go ahead and put together a PDF review for the Icarus Illumina HD because people are always asking about PDF support on E Ink ebook readers. I generally recommend getting a tablet for PDFs, or at least a large-screen ereader like the Onyx Boox M96, and this case is no different. Unlike […]

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Illumina HD Kindle App

Icarus Illumina HD Kindle App Review (+Video)

The Icarus Illumina HD is a 6-inch E Ink ebook reader that runs Android 4.2 and comes with the Kindle reading app preloaded. It’s a newer version of the Kindle Android app, version 4.5.1.6, with adjustable font types and audiobook integration, although audiobooks don’t work on the Illumina HD because it does not support audio. […]

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Icarus Illumina HD Apps

How to Install Apps From Google Play on Icarus Illumina HD

While working on the article about the firmware update for the new Icarus Illumina HD, I came across an interesting help article on Icarus’s support website that describes how to install apps from Google Play on the Illumina HD. The Illumina HD runs open Android 4.2, and it can install Android apps, but it does […]

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Illumina HD

Icarus Illumina HD (E653 series) Firmware Update

The folks at Icarus sent over an email about a software update for the new Android-powered Illumina HD that I just got in for review last week. The update adds some new features and fixes some bugs. It’s a good thing I haven’t posted a video review yet because now things are quite a bit […]

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