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
Thrilled 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
If 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
The 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
Last 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.
The Ukrainian gadget maker 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
Remember yesterday 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
Alcatel OneTouch 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
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
Over the past few days I have gotten a few reports of technical issues when visitors try to load The Digital Reader.
I have been told by one that she couldn’t load the page, and I have also been told that sometimes the article doesn’t load completely.
Has anyone had problems? Thanks!