I would normally wait a week to post a review, but I've had a few requests to post my first impressions. To put it simply, I'm not happy. Continue reading
As the number of new ebook readers launched declines each year, the ebook reader market has largely consolidated into 6" models as well as a handful of larger and smaller models. One of those larger models is the Cybook Ocean from Bookeen, an 8 inch ereader.
Originally announced in late 2013, the Cybook Ocean eventually shipped in November 2014. It was not worth the wait. Continue reading
I’m always on the lookout for new technologies that can make my work, and life, easier and more productive. Being in the construction industry, replacing large unhandy sets of drawings with an ereader was something I was looking forward to since I first spotted e-ink devices. Continue reading
The Pocketbook InkPad and the Bookeen Cybook Ocean are the only two 8" ereaders on the market at the moment, but in spite of having the same size screen they could not be more different. Continue reading
I've had my InkPad for a couple weeks now, and it has proven to be far better device than the early reports from Russia led me to expect. The price tag and limited supply will likely keep it out of the hands of most readers, which is a shame. Continue reading
With 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.
That framework was never very well organized, and it was never very well developed on a technical level, but it is possible to find and install apps on the InkPad and other Pocketbook ereaders. Continue reading
Pocketbook has long boasted that their ebook readers support an impressive number of file formats, including PDF, Epub, Mobi, FB2, and while that's nifty and all I for one have always wondered how well all those formats actually worked on Pocketbook's devices.
And now that I have the InkPad, I decided to find out. Continue reading
The Kindle Voyage from Amazon may be getting all the ereader buzz this week but it's not the only premium ebook reader on the market. There's also the Kobo Aura H2O, and the Boox T68 Lynx, an Android ereader with a 6.8" screen.
A couple days ago I pulled my T68 Lynx out of storage to test a couple apps at the request of a reader, and now that I have it in my hands again I'm remembering why I liked it so much. Continue reading
When I first reported on the new Kindle Voyage earlier this week I mentioned that the Voyage was running the same software as the Paperwhite. It turns out that is not entirely correct. While the two Kindles use what looks like the same web browser, the software running underneath the UI is not even close to being the same.
At the request of a reader, I spent some time yesterday playing with both Kindles, testing the web browsers, and I can report that the Voyage has the much better web browser. It's enough better that I sincerely hope that the Paperwhite gets it in an update otherwise this could be a strong selling point for the Voyage. Continue reading