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Holiday Season Ebook Reader Buyers Guide

by Ebook Doctor on November 25, 2011


With quite a few ebook readers available on the market this year, making the right decision can be tough! So we thought we would run through our “top picks” to help you get the best ebook reader for your needs.

Firstly, should you choose a 5” or 6” ebook reader?

This is a frequent question we get and after using some of the most popular 5” and 6” ebook readers, we would definitely recommend opting for a 6” model.

Although the 5” screen ebook readers are comfortable to read, having that extra screen space to read your book makes for a much better reading experience. Plus today’s 6 “ ebook readers are so slim and light, and that there really is no need to opt for a smaller screen size.

The battle of the ebook readers: Lets check out the challengers

For this comparison we have taken four of the most popular ebook readers which are available in the UK:

Amazon Kindle Keyboard 3G

Price: £149 (free delivery)
Best place to buy: Amazon

Pros:

  • Excellent 6” Pearl E-Ink screen with fast refresh rates
  • Timeless design which is slim and light 190 mm x 123 mm x 8.5 mm (247g)
  • Free 3G internet access worldwide
Wifi + 3G connection with web browser
  • 1 click purchase from the huge kindle store (with over 765,000 premium titles)
Access to over 1 million free out of print ebooks
  • Great compatibility with the majority of file formats (Kindle, Mobi, PDF, Doc, Txt)
  • 4GB internal memory
Keyboard for easy text entry and web surfing
  • 1 Month battery life with 3G and WIFI turned off (3 weeks with wifi)
  • Device is pre-setup and ready to go when you open the box

Cons:

  • More expensive than some of its competitors, but is the only ebook reader to include free 3G internet access
  • No touchscreen interface

Verdict:
  Highly recommended.

The Kindle Keyboard 3G is one of the easiest devices to use, and is the only one on the market to feature free 3G internet access so you can not only buy books anytime and anywhere. Plus this ebook reader is handy when you need to check emails or internet from abroad without having to pay any roaming fees!

If you are on a budget, the Kindle 2011 is a great alternative. It doesn’t have the keyboard or 3G connection, but provides the same features at a really affordable price.

Amazon Kindle 2011 Model

Price: £89 (free delivery)

Best place to buy: Amazon


Pros:

  • Excellent 6” Pearl E-Ink screen with fast refresh rates
  • Minimalistic design which is super slim and light 166 mm x 114 mm x 8.7 mm (170g)
Wifi connection with web browser
  • 1 click purchase from the huge kindle store (with over 765,000 premium titles)
  • Access to over 1 million free out of print ebooks
  • Great compatibility with the majority of file formats (Kindle, Mobi, PDF, Doc, Txt)
  • 2GB internal memory
  • 1 Month battery life WIFI turned off (3 weeks with wifi)
  • Device is pre-setup and ready to go when you open the box

Cons:

  • No touchscreen interface

Verdict:
Highly recommended.
The Kindle 2011 is a fantastic budget e-reader and alternative to the Kindle Keyboard 3G ebook reader if you are looking to save some £££.
Although its the cheapest ebook reader in our lineup, it does not feel cheap. On the contrary, Its compact, light, and feels great reading.

Kobo eReader Touch Edition

Price: £109.99
Best place to buy: Whsmith

  • Excellent 6” Pearl E-Ink screen with fast refresh rates
  • Touchscreen interface works really well
  • Minimalistic design which is super slim and light 165 mm x 114 mm x 10 mm (185g)
Wifi connection but does not have a web browser
  • Social network built in to share reading habits
  • WIFI with web browser (with latest update)
  • Easy purchase from the extensive Kobo store (with over 2 million titles including over 1 million free out of print ebooks)
  • Great compatibility with the majority of file formats (Epub, Mobi, PDF, Doc, Txt)
  • 2GB internal memory
  • 1 Month battery life WIFI turned off (3 weeks with wifi)

Cons:

  • Great value compared to the Sony PRS 650, but cannot quite match the price of the new Kindle
  • No 3G connection, so requires a WIFI connection or  a computer to purchase ebooks

The Verdict

Great effort.
The Kobo eReader is a great effort from Kobo, and it trumps the Sony PRS-T1 in both features, and price.
But… at this price point, we would recommend spending a little bit more for the Kindle Keyboard 3G, or opting for the Kindle 2011 ebook readers.
The touch screen interface is nice, but if you are budget conscious you can easily do without. Plus the lack of 3G connection means that this ebook reader is not as versatile as the Kindle readers.

Sony Reader PRS-T1

Price:
£130

Best place to buy: Pixmania

Pros:

  • Excellent 6” Pearl E-Ink screen with fast refresh rates
  • Touchscreen interface
  • Nice premium Sony design which is super slim and light 173 x 110 x 8.9 mm (168g)
Great compatibility with the majority of file formats (Epub, PDF, Doc, Txt)
  • Easy purchase from the sony reader store (with over 2 million titles including over 1 million free out of print ebooks)
  • 2GB internal memory
  • 3 week + battery life
  • WIFI connection with web browser
  • Requires a computer to load up ebook purchases

Cons:

  • More expensive than some of its competitors
  • Ebook store is not as well integrated as the Kindle or Kobo
-Ebook store is extensive, but some titles such as the Steve Jobs autobiography were missing
  • Battery life not as good as some of its competitors

The Verdict

Looks good, but not as good value as its competitors.
The Sony Reader PRS-T1 is a great upgrade from last year’s PRS-650 adding WIFi connectivity, as well as a lighter, and slimmer design.
But…At this price point, the Kindles and the Kobo Touch are better value.

And the winner is…

Sony and Kobo have produced some fantastic ebook readers this year, but when it comes to functionality, price, and ease of use nothing quite beats the the Amazon Kindles.

The Amazon Kindle Keyboard 3G is still very much the king of the hill of ebook readers, featuring free 3G internet access, and the most convenient 1 click ebook purchasing around. The fact that you could be waiting for a flight abroad, and purchase the latest book at a massive discount within 40 seconds is simply amazing.

Click here to buy the Kindle 3G direct at Amazon where you can get the best price and free shipping.

If your budget cannot stretch to a Kindle 3G, we recommend the new Kindle 2011 which is currently one of the cheapest premium quality ebook readers around.

At £89 my guess is that Amazon are probably making a loss in an effort to get market share, and reap the rewards from future purchases. And it will become very difficult for other ebook readers to compete at this price point!

Click here to buy the Kindle 2011 direct at Amazon where you can get the best price and free shipping.

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Amazon Kindle 2011 Review

by Ebook Doctor on November 24, 2011


The Kindle (not to be confused with the original kindle, kindle 2 or kindle 3G), is this year’s latest Kindle and is Amazon’s attempt to make ebook readers as accessible as possible.

With a price tag of just £89, it is the cheapest ebook reader Amazon have ever produced, but how does it compare to the rest of the Kindle family, and other ebook readers out there this season? Lets find out shall we…

What is new with the Kindle 2011?

The first thing you will notice with the new Kindle is that Amazon have kept the crisp 6-inch 167ppi display, but have made the device smaller and lighter by removing the usual keyboard. Instead you get access to 4 buttons and a five way pad.

This change alone makes the new Kindle 18% smaller and 30% lighter than the Kindle 3G.  Weighing in at just 130g, it feels really light but also incredibly solid as you would expect from Amazon.

In terms of design Amazon have produced one of the nicest ebook readers around, it looks polished and minimalistic.

This Kindle does not include a 3G connection, instead you can buy books from the Amazon ebook store and browse the web using the WIFI connection, or transfer books from your pc or mac. Both are really easy to do, and unless you are somewhere where there is no WIFI, this should not really be an issue.

In terms of memory you get 2GB instead of 4GB with the Kindle 3G, which is more than enough considering you can store over 1400 books

The reading experience on the Kindle 2011

Apart from the visual changes, this new Kindle works in the same way as the Kindle 3G.
It’s lightweight, packs easily in your things, and feels just right when reading for extended periods of time.

The navigation works well, the keyboard-less design is actually quite usable as long as you don’t do many searches or use the internet browser much.

You get access to Amazon’s huge ebook store, where you can buy books with one click and can load up a vast range of different ebook/content types including: Kindle (AZW), PRC/MOBI (non DRM), PDF, PDF (non DRM), HTML, DOC, TXT, MP3, Audible (format 4, Audible Enhanced (AAX)), JPEG, GIF and PNG.

This price,  flexibility, and the instant access to one of the largest ebook stores in the world makes this ebook reader heads and shoulders above the other ebook readers in the market.

Is this the Kindle for you?

In the UK Amazon has 2 main Kindles:

The 2011 Kindle –  At £89 is the entry level Kindle, featuring the same screen and functionality as the other Kindles, but does not have a keyboard or 3G connection.

The Kindle Keyboard 3G  – At £149 is the top of the range Kindle, featuring a keyboard, and free worldwide 3G connection as well as WIFI so you can buy books and surf the web anywhere for free without needing a computer or WIFI connection.

Therefore whatever your budget or requirements there is a Kindle for you.

The Verdict

The 2011 Kindle is an amazing device which makes reading as accessible as ever. The device is light, compact, and the excellent screen makes reading for long periods a pleasure.

If you are looking for a budget device with a premium design and functionality look no further than the Kindle. Click here to find out more about the Kindle 2011

But if your budget can stretch to £149, we would highly recommend the Kindle keyboard 3G. As a frequent traveller the free 3G connection is fantastic, and lets you buy ebooks anywhere you are, even abroad. Plus you can use the kindle to browse the internet for free to check your emails when abroad saving you £££ on roaming charges. Click here to find out more about the Kindle 3G.

Where to buy your Kindle?

The best place to buy your Kindle is from the Amazon UK website here or the Amazon USA website here.
You will be able to get free delivery and are covered by their excellent warranty.

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Best Places To Get Ebooks

by Ebook Doctor on October 5, 2010


ebooks

As an ebook reader user, you must shop around when it comes to buying ebooks. There are now many stores selling downloadable books but prices vary, so its definitely good to have a good list of E sources around.

Firstly we’ll look at the free ebook sources out there, where you can find a treasure trove of out of print books to download free.

Getting free ebooks

The best place for free books is Project Gutenberg – From classics such as the Art Of War, Alice In Wonderland, or Pride And Prejudice – You will be able to find hundreds of thousands of ebooks downloadable in all formats (epub/kindle/pdf/txt).

There are a few other sites out there which also provide free books but these are usually taken from Project Gutenberg! If you use popular bit torrent websites, you can also find a wide range of popular books there. (Quality varies, and if you enjoy the book please buy so support the author)

Best places to buy ebooks in the UK

Kobo Books – Kobo Books have a larger store (2 million titles) with some great prices. You can download their e-reader software on your PC, Mac, Ipad, iphone or download the ebooks in epub/pdf format. (compatible with most ebook readers)

Diesel Ebooks – Diesel Ebooks usually have the best prices on ebooks in the UK and have a surprisingly large catalogue of ebooks you can purchase in all the major formats. Buying is easy and you get rewards when you purchase books which you can redeem for money off your next order. (Compatible with most ebook readers)

Amazon Kindle Store – If you own a Kindle, or an Ipad this is the best ebook book store to use. Amazon have really competitive prices on ebooks, its just a shame that you can’t download these ebooks in popular formats for other ebook readers.

Waterstones – Waterstones have an ebook section on their website (click ebooks), but their catalogue is nowhere near as big as Kobo or Diesel, nor is their purchase process as user friendly.

Best places to buy ebooks in the USA / Worldwide

Ebooks.com – This is the reference when it comes to ebook stores. With a large catalogue and competitive prices.

Kobo Books – Kobo Books have a larger store (2 million titles) with some good prices too. You can download their e-reader software on your PC, Mac, Ipad, iphone or download the ebooks in epub/pdf format. (compatible with most ebook readers)

Diesel Ebooks – Diesel Ebooks usually have the best prices on ebooks in the US and have a surprisingly large catalogue of ebooks you can purchase in all the major formats. Buying is easy and you get rewards when you purchase books which you can redeem for money off your next order. (Compatible with most ebook readers)

Amazon Kindle Store – If you own a Kindle, or an Ipad this is the best ebook book store to use. Amazon have really competitive prices on ebooks, its just a shame that you can’t download these ebooks in popular formats for other ebook readers.

Best places to buy ebooks if you have an Ipad / Iphone?

The Apple Ipad and Iphone have access to the Ibook store by default, but as an Ipad user I can never find the best deals on ebooks there. These are usually 10-25% more expensive than on Amazon.

But, there are some great alternatives:

Kobo Books– Sign up to Kobo and download their Ipad/Iphone app to buy books direct from the Kobo Book store for some great discounts.

Amazon Kindle Store – Amazon have a really nice Ipad/Iphone app which I use daily where you can buy ebooks in one click, and sync all your kindle ebook purchases. This way you get to use your Ipad as an ebook reader, and get some really good discounts on ebooks. To use, just create an account and use this when downloading your ipad/iphone app.

Best places to buy audiobooks?

Its quite difficult to find downloadable audiobooks, as many are available as cd’s which makes it a pain to use on MP3 players or ipods/iphones.
We recommend getting a subscription to Audible which lets you download audiobooks from as little as £4/$6.

Click here for the UK free trial offer.
Click here for the US free trial offer.

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Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600 Review

by Ebook Doctor on September 16, 2009


Sony have recently released an updated lineup to it’s popular PRS-505 ebook reader which we reviewed last year.

This year they are releasing the Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600 and the Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300. Both are looking to compete against different sides of the ebook reader market: Mainly the rise of the sub 5 inch ebook readers, and the new Amazon Kindle 2.

The Sony Reader Touch Edition is the new successor of the old PRS-505 and PRS-700, which adds a touchscreen into the mix. The Pocket edition sports a smaller 5″ screen format which we will review at a later stage.

The first thing you will notice once you handle a Sony Touch ebook reader is that it looks really classy – Its an elegant ebook reader which won’t look out of place next to your other accessories.

The screen is easy to read, and the contrast has been much improved since the PRS-700 and ebooks look great on this 6″ e-ink Vizplex™ paper-like screen.

The touch screen is interesting, unfortunately its a bit slow and doesn’t quite feel natural when interacting with words or the UI. Don’t expect an Iphone like touch interface on this ebook reader! But the touchscreen is useful, and adds to the ease of use of the ebook reader – For example you can flick through pages like on a real book.

In terms of capacity, the Sony Touch comes with 500 mb of internal memory which you can store about 350 books with, and you can expand this through an optional MS Duo (up to 16GB) and SD card (up to 16GB) slots for up to 13,000 eBook titles – practically an entire library!

The great difference in these new ebook readers is the change of stance from sony with reagards to ebook formats – Beforehand the Sony ebook readers were a bit limited in the book formats supported, not anymore.

You can now read eBooks in a choice of file formats: Reader Touch Edition™ supports EPUB  (industry standard), PDF, Text, RTF, Word and BBeB. Also displays most common image and photo file types including JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP (in black-and-white).

This is a big change and will mean that you can now upload ebooks which are both DRM and non DRM protected to read on the go!

The US version of this ebook reader comes with a 3G connection built in similar to the Amazon Kindle, which has been ommited from the European and UK release, but thats not too much of a problem. Thanks Russ for the clarification, the US version is like the European version, and does not include a 3G card.

You can still buy your books from your favourite online book shop such as Waterstones, Borders, and Whsmith in the UK.

This is a lighter and more nimble device, and if you are a fan of Sony products, or haven’t yet got your feet wet with an ebook reader device this is a very affordable device, which oozes of quality.

Is it the best device out there? Well we still like the Bebook (reviewed earlier) which supports more ebook reader formats.

But if you are looking to spend a little more, and like the look of the Sony Reader Touch we definately recommend it too. Click here to find out more.

!Update:
Waterstones have just lowered the price of the silver Sony Touch, get it at £29 less here: Click here to find out more about the promo.

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Elonex launches eReader 6-inch eBook reader with Borders UK

by Ebook Doctor on July 1, 2009


Borders UK is looking to rival Amazon by beating them to a UK launch, with their unveiled Elonex ebook reader. This new ebook reader was launched nationwide in UK Borders stores at a £189 – Much cheaper than the the iRex iLiad, priced at £399, which they will continue to sell alongside the Elonex.

The Elonex eBook is compatible with the free Adobe Digital Editions software, and is one of the first ebook readers to market with this technology and supports DRM protected reflowable PDF and ePub formats, as well as other less widespread eBook formats and images/pictures. This puts the Elonex closer to the Bebook beating the Sony Ebook reader in terms of ebook formats, but doesn’t quite match the wide range of ebook formats available for the Bebook.

The ebook features a 6 inch e-ink screen, and at 9mm thick and only 180g it’s incredibly thin and light – And the long battery life means you can enjoy up to 8000 pages between charges.

The new device comes with 100 titles already pre-loaded and can hold up to 1,000 books (8000 with the optional 4gb SD card).

The device was launched into the 41 Borders stores and 10 Books Etc and Borders Express branches on the 30th June.

Customers will be able to take advantage of the 45,000 ebook library available on the Borders UK website, which are all going to be compatible with the device to maximise readability – Plus the many more available in epub format. Click here to see the range of ebooks available at Borders.

-Update

The Elonex eReader is now available online at the Borders website,click here to find out more.

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BeBook Ebook Reader Hands On Review

by Ebook Doctor on October 25, 2008


bebook ebook reader

bebook ebook reader

We have recently received our copy of the BeBook ebook reader, and we have been pretty impressed so far.
The Dutch based BeBook has some stiff competition in the UK, especially from the new Sony Ebook reader which is currently available from Waterstones for only £224 here.

So whats so great about the BeBook ereader? Well, from the outset, the device looks quite good, its much better looking than the Amazon Kindle, and has an impressive battery life of around 7,000 page turns, a 6 inch reflective screen mimicking paper, and a light weight of around 220g with its battery.
At the moment, BeBook are offering 150 classic books free, which come preloaded at purchase. You can then download any book listed on the MyBeBook.com website free of charge, which currently has over 20,000 classic titles available!

BeBook are really trying to go for the open source angle, and have made their ebook reader compatible with a myriad of ebook formats and any file type you can imagine, including PDF, DOC, EPUB, PPT, TXT, HTML, RTF, BMP, JPG, PNG, GIF, TIF, DJVU, FB2, WOL, CHM, RAR, ZIP, MP3 and even Microsoft LIT. It also features the longest battery life of any of the current models and has an in-built 512MB memory, which is more than enough to hold 1000 books. This means you can actually load up pretty much any ebook out there, including pirated pdf ebooks…(not that we would condone such a thing!)

In terms of anti-piracy, BeBook says that each device has a unique key, which can  be used to identify any copyright-infringing users that are using illegally obtained ebooks from torrent and usenet sites. I’m not too sure how this can work, but it sounds like a way of protecting themselves from a potential onslaught of legal cases, whether this feature really works or not.

bebook ebook reader review

bebook ebook reader review

Similar to the other leading e-ink readers on the market, it’s also easy to read in direct sunlight, but as the device is not backlit, you will need a reading light for night reading.
The BeBook also comes with a great RSS which can update aall of your favourite news feeds from your PC first thing in a morning and you can browse the news on the way to work. This beats having to go though the Metro or a broadsheet at 8am in a crowded underground. This is a real plus point that the BeBook has over Sony’s Reader, which can’t currently handle RSS feeds.

Also as of August the BeBook  supports the Mobipocket DRMformat, one of the most prolific e- book publisher formats in the world, so it promises to have plenty of titles available for it.

Pricewise, The BeBook is retailing for £199, which is £25 cheaper than the £224  Sony Ebook reader, and comes with a large library of free ebooks so will come out cheaper in the long term.

Bebook have kindly provided us with a discount code which enables you to save €25 off your purchase,  click here to get your BeBook for only £180 by quoting our voucher code:  [email protected] at checkout.

Some people might prefer the Sony Ebook reader because it’s a Sony product, but if you are keen on reading your rss feeds in the morning, and like to read your own pdf and txt ebooks, this is a great choice – Plus it comes with over 20,000 free ebooks to download from the BeBook library. So don’t delay, get one in time for Christmas!

You can find the BeBook here. And don’t forget to use our voucher code “[email protected]” to save €25 / £25.

Also check out this video of the Gadget show reviewing the Bebook ebook reader:

Edit: The video was taken before August when the device didn’t have the Mobi Pocket format compatibility. Also as of August the BeBook  supports the Mobipocket DRM format, one of the most prolific e- book publisher formats in the world, so it now has plenty of modern titles available for it.

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Is this the Amazon Kindle 2 ebook reader?

by Ebook Doctor on October 6, 2008


Our friends over the Atlantic over at BGR have uncovered what appears to be Amazon’s Kindle 2 ebook reader. Although we are suspicious, the picture does look authentic, and if this is true this could be the follow up to their very popular ebook reader.

Unfortunately for us in the UK, Amazon has yet to release any Kindles over to Britain or anywhere else than the US so far.

Looking at the photos of the new Amazon Kindle 2 e-book we are impressed,  although the unit hasn’t gone down in size it looks much cleaner and neater than the current model. This is very much in line to its close competitors including the awesome Sony Ebook readers.

The unit now has a joystick, and the following buttons: Home, Next Page, Menu, a joystick, and Undo. On the left side, there’s Previous, Page, and Next Page.

It looks like the buttons are much smaller to prevent any accidental page turning which was an issue with the original Kindle device. The joystick takes the place of the scroll wheel and it “takes a little getting used to.”

The keyboard of the new Amazon Kindle device has been redesigned and we are impressed by its good layout, but lettering on the keys could be better.

Looks like they no longer have their own charger. The Kindle 2 is able to be charged with a miniUSB cable which sounds like good news for the travellers in us!

The display is roughly the exact same as the original Kindle even though at first glance it might appear a bit smaller due to the new shape.

More details to come!

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Cybook Gen3 Ebook Reader review

by Ebook Doctor on September 21, 2008


cybook gen3 ebook reader

cybook gen3 ebook reader

Cybooks electronic book, the Gen3, is a quite easy to read and convenient device which is light-weight, fully portable and ultra thin. Its screen minimizes eye-strain due to the paper like display it features, fully capable of operating well under an array of lighting conditions whilst not producing glare of flicker. It also boasts:

• A Vizplex E-Ink six-inch screen. The Vizplex features better screen contrast than E-Ink technology that is old and possibly outdated.

• A total weight of 6.13oz. In fact, Sony’s new Reader PRS-505 weighs three ounces more.
• 8,000 page flip battery life between needed changes.
• eNews and RSS feed reading capability.

This device is quite capable of storing files which are supported by such formats as TXT, HTML, PalmDoc, PDF, and is able to download and store 1,000 Mobipocket supported eBooks. Using this encrypted scheme provides Cybook users access to volumes of copyrighted eBooks, one of the worlds largest catalogues indeed. Due to their Electronic Ink Displays, Cybooks have a quite impressive battery life cycle which lasts around 2 months under average conditions. And the Cybooks highly responsive and advanced user interface will allow you to perform a whole host of possible actions, all of which take less than a second to accomplish with the use of one navigation key and two buttons on the Cybooks front side.

This is a real player in this ebook race, and one which is made future proof with a range of innovative features not found elsewhere.

Recommended!

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iLiad eBook Reader review

by Ebook Doctor on September 19, 2008


irex iliad ebook reader

irex iliad ebook reader

This eBook reader is produced by iRex, a Dutch company who aspires to be a true competitor with the likes of Sony and Kindle eBook readers. And because it boasts a notepad as well as being an eBook reader, iRex has possibly one-upped its competition with this offering. The iLiad also operates much like the Kindle or the Reader with its basic feature offerings, since the whole lot feature displays with core e-Ink technology. If you haven’t had the pleasure of experiencing a device with e-Ink, you must try and find one because its effect looks remarkably like text written on paper.

Similar to the three aforementioned eBook readers, this ereader takes roughly two seconds to turn pages, can set bookmarks, view books, text files, PDF files, JPGs, HTML documents, Mobilpocket eBooks and PNGs is no problem. Not to mention that battery life is very good as the iLiad only uses power when the e-Ink device and Wacom sensor need it.

And when looking for an eBook reader device that is full of options which will assist you when installing content into it, the iLiad is just what you’ve been searching for. In order to fill it you can to use Ethernet, USB, WiFi, Compact Flash cards, USB flash drives and SD cards as well. Unlike other ebook readers which only supports Mobipocket files only, this one supports a wide variety of formats. Of course, that isn’t a terrible drawback seeing as how Mobipockets main store provides customers with 40,000 titles.

Top Stuff!

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Sony PRS-505/SC Reader Digital Book Review

by Ebook Doctor on September 18, 2008


sony prs 505 ebook reader

sony prs 505 ebook reader

How delightful would it be to have the capability to read your most favourite books-with the whole lot digitally stored on a compact device? The Sony PRS-505/SC Reader Digital Book, a redesigned and slimmer model, allows you to tote what was once a stack of books with one hand.

This sony ebook reader can hold roughly 160 eBooks whilst optional memory cards can store hundreds more. And thanks to its portable size that is about 1/3 of an inch thick and 9oz in weight, you are able to read through a vast library of books wherever and whenever you like. And as for battery life, it can support around 7500 continual page turns before needing to be changed.

Boasting cutting edge technology such as an amazing 6-inch display and e-Ink that is so paper like in its appearance that reading your books is enjoyable and easily accomplished even in the sunshine. It has a significant amount of internal memory and a slot where you can add or remove memory cards, making it perfect to take documents, Web content, etc., and read them while you are on the go. And thanks to its Integrated eBook Store, the Sony PRS-505 eBook reader let’s you browse, discover, search and even purchase thousands of popular, new and classic eBook titles. It is possible to visit other sites which offer unsecured eBook titles in Reader supported file formats, translating to vast amounts of suitable content to use in concert with your Reader.

And even though this device is called the Sony PRS-505/SC  Digital eBook reader doesn’t mean it can you can only read eBooks with it. In fact, using the Library 2.0 PC Software include with it gives you the ability to transfer Microsoft Word documents, PDF documents, BBeB Book as well as other text files right to your Reader, which provides you with the ability to view and access multiple files any time you like.

Recommended, get yours from Waterstones UK now and save £££.

*Update* Save £20 off your Sony Ebook reader at Waterstones today with our exclusive Sony Ebook reader voucher code: R27736

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