Category Archives: accessories – e-reader

New Leak Reveals a Square iWatch Design Which Won’t Go Into Production Until January

Bz2ajzj[1]With Apple’s next press event less than 24 hours away, a new leak  may just have offered the first proof that the mounting rumors are true: there is an iWatch in the works.

A couple hours ago an anonymous redditor posted a set of slides which may show parts from the iWatch. Continue reading

Amazon is Facing Boycotts, Cries of Blackmail from Japanese Publishers

8493641623_5efb926d54_b[1]Never one to fight a single battle at a time, Amazon is in conflict with publishers in multiple countries, including Bonnier in Germany, Hachette Book Group in the US, and (reportedly) unnamed publishers in the UK.

And now we can add Japan to that list.

The Asahi Shimbun is reporting that Amazon has launched a new ranking system which has Japanese publishers up in arms.  Continue reading

First Impressions of the InkCase Plus

inkcase plus 1Thrilled at the possibility that the InkCase Plus might add a secondary E-ink screen to your smartphone? You should be.

My InkCase Plus early review sample arrived a mere 2 weeks after the Kickstarter campaign began, and I can see how the design has been improved over the models released last year. Continue reading

eReader Maker Oaxis Launches Kickstarter Project for E-ink Smartphone Case, Hits Funding Goal in 3 Hours

inkcase plusIf you are in the market for a case which adds a second E-ink screen to your smartphone then you might want to head over to Kickstarter tout suite. There’s a funding campaign going on right now which is already oversubscribed and is about to run out of prizes. Continue reading

Alcatel’s 3.5″ eReader Made an Appearance at Computex, Now Known as the e-Card

alcatel e-card 2The Alcatel Magic Flip was one of the high points of CES 2014, and I have just learned that this smartphone accessory slash ebook reader showed up at Computex last month.

The MagicFlip is now called the e-Card. From what I can tell it’s still not available yet, but on the plus side this ereader now works a lot better. Continue reading

Gajah Unveils the InkCase Plus – Adds an E-ink Screen to Nearly Any Smartphone

Lastgajah inkcase IC3510 summer Gajah (aka Oaxis, their consumer brand) unveiled a trio of smartphone cases which added E-ink screens to the back of the iPhone 5 and 2 of Samsung’s smartphones. As cool as these products may have looked, they suffered from an unfortunate limitation: they only worked with specific models.

Gajah is back again today with a new modular case system that overcomes this limitation.

Continue reading

Hands on With the Pocketbook CoverReader (video)

The Ukrainian gadget _pocketbook_cover_reader_frontmaker Pocketbook sent 2 gadgets to CES 2014, and one worked a lot better than the other.

I spent some time today with the CoverReader, Pocketbook’s entry into the smartphone case market, and I’m not terribly impressed with the idea. Sure, the demo unit worked okay, but I’ve begun to realize that I think there’s a better option than adding an E-ink screen to a smartphone case. Continue reading

Hands on With Gajah’s 3.5″ eBook Reader

Remember gajah inkcase IC3510yesterday when I described the Alcatel MagicFlip as the smallest ereader I had ever handled? I wish I had held that post, because about an hour later I found an even smaller device.

Gajah, a Singapore-based OEM that specializes in tablets, ereaders, and consumer electronics, their InkCase smartphone cases a step further. They did away with the case entirely, and came up with a smartphone accessory which adds a 3.5″ E-ink screen to any Bluetooth enabled Android smartphone. Continue reading

The Alcatel MagicFlip is Probably the Lightest eBook Reader I’ve Ever Handled

Alcatel alcatel onetouch majicflip 1OneTouch had a 4″ ereader / smartphone accessory which was the talk of CES 2014, and today I finally managed to get my hands on it.

This prototype, which is currently being called the MagicFlip, is a svelte 4″ ereader with a USB port, page turn buttons, Bluetooth, and not much else. Continue reading

Amazon Introduces Personalized Kindle Accessories

If you’re bored with basic monotone or print covers then I have some news for you. Amazon has just launched a new service that lets customers order a custom cover made for their Kindle Fire or Kindle. Continue reading