Black Friday Deals – the cheap tablet edition

20111209172549enprnprn10-coby-electronics-corporation-android-internet-tablets-1y-1323451549mr[1]Looking to buy a tablet this year on Black Friday? Then you’ve come to the right place.

On Monday I rounded up a number of Black Friday deals, including deals on tablets, ereaders, and more, and due to the breadth of the coverage I wasn’t able to focus on my favorite type of gadget: cheap tablets. And so this morning I sat down to write a second Black Friday post covering solely tablets under $99. Continue reading

How to Turn Your Android Device into the quintessential eReader

android tablet mascotWhen it comes to distraction free reading, nothing beats an ereader. But when it comes to getting the most bang for your buck, the reading apps available for Android make that platform easily the best value.

Between the save for later apps, ebook apps, PDF apps, comic apps, audiobook apps, news and feed reader apps, and web browsers, there are apps for just about all kinds of ereading. Continue reading

Where and How to Give eBooks as Gifts

81t2GxHmf7L._SL1500_[1]With the holidays rapidly approaching, our thoughts are turning to books and how to give them as gifts. With some stores like Amazon that is easy, but with other stores like Kobo it is difficult, and in the case of  iBooks it is simply not possible to gift an ebook.

As a general rule, I think it is better to give a gift card rather than an ebook. This lets the recipient choose the ebooks they want to buy, or perhaps use the funds to get a magazine subscription instead. Continue reading

Onyx Boox I62A is an $89 Android eReader

Onyx-Boox-I62A[1]Did you ever wonder what the original Nook Touch would be like if it were updated to Android 2.3 Gingerbread and a slightly faster CPU?

That ereader just showed up on a Chinese retail website. My competition discovered yesterday that Onyx has released the Boox I62A , and while this ereader lacks many of the features found on more expensive models it does offer a value which is unique. Continue reading

Comparison Review: Pocketbook InkPad vs Onyx Boox T68 Lynx

onyx boox t68 lynx pocketbook inkpad comparison 1With an 8″ screen, the Pocketbook InkPad is the only mid-sized ereader on the market, so it doesn’t quite have any direct competitors. But there are similarly priced ereaders like the T68 Lynx, so for the sake of the contrast I pulled out my T68 and  set them side by side.

I reviewed the T68 Lynx extensively back in June, but I am still working on my review of the InkPad. In the long run this comparison review is intended to complement the main review. Continue reading