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Welcome back to another installment of the Good e-Reader Round Table Discussion Series! Today, Michael and Peter talk about all of the new Amazon products that were announced last week. They break down all of the e-readers and tablets to let you know if they are worth upgrading or what new features Amazon is bringing to the table.

Good e-Reader has reviewed every single Amazon e-reader and tablet since the Kindle 2. We are in a great position to look at the evolutionary growth of the Kindle hardware and software to let you know, is this worth buying?

In this video, Michael and Peter discuss the new Kindle Voyage, Kindle Basic, Kindle Fire HD6, HD7, Kids Edition, Kindle Fire 8.9 HDX, the new Sangria operating system and features like Kindle Family Sharing! If you missed the announcement last week, we break it down!


Top 5 e-Readers of the Summer

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The summer of 2014 saw many new e-readers get released and some old favorites get used on the beach and cottage. Today, we take a look at the top five e-readers that either came out during the summer or remained perennial favorites.


Kobo Aura HD vs Kobo Aura H2O

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Kobo released the HD e-reader in April 2013 and the company expected it to only account for 3% of their overall revenue. This was primarily due to the 6.8 inch screen being unproved in the market and the premium cost. Within six months, it quickly became a bestseller and CEO Michael Tamblyn said now accounts for 25% of hardware sales. This has prompted Kobo to developer a spiritual successor, the brand new waterproof H20 e-reader.

Today, we take a look at the Kobo Aura HD and the Kobo Aura H20. You will get a sense of what the new model brings to the table and check out some of the advancements in e-paper technology. We also test the glowlight capabilities to see if there are any differences between the way the front-lit display functions. If you are thinking of upgrading from the HD to the H2o, you don’t want to miss this video comparison.


The Pocketbook Ultra is the newest e-reader on the market and it breaks a ton of conventions. It has a rear facing 5 megapixel camera and page turn buttons that are on the back of the unit. Readers will dig the six inch e-ink Carta touchscreen display, which will provide faster page turns and less full page refreshes. Today, we check out the Ultra and give you a sense on what the commercial packaging looks like and finally we power it on for the first time.


Onyx Boox T68 Lynx Drop Test

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Welcome to another Good e-Reader Drop Test! Today we are checking out the Onyx Boox T68 Lynx. We are conducting a series of tests to see how it holds up in real world conditions.

Here is how we normally conduct our Drop Tests, we stimulate the quintessential pocketbook miss from the 3 foot level. This is valid, because it may fall out of your bag or randomly drop if you are a klutz like me. We also drop it from the five foot mark on its side, rear and right on the screen. See how it holds up, more importantly, does it survive?


The quintessential Ikea catalog is every young adults decorating bible for their first few urban apartments. In a new marketing campaign, Ikea is hyping a nonvolatile data medium storage device, otherwise known as a book.

Ikea is borrowing a page out of Apples playbook by constructing an online commercial for their new catalog. They make light of the fact that you are using a real book, and not an e-reader, tablet or eBook. This is a great satirical campaign that is likely to leave you in stitches.

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The Kobo Aura H20 is coming out this October, but Good e-Reader has an early release edition and have been extensively reviewing it. Today, we look at how this e-reader performs in direct sunlight.

Most of the times with smartphones and tablets you will inevitably be reading outdoors in the sun. Direct sunlight does not play nice with LCD screens and you have to either find a good angle or find a spot of shade. E-Paper was designed to provide a glare free experience, but how well does it hold up in real world conditions?

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People often gravitate towards seven inch tablets because of how easy they are transported around. Quite often you will find yourself throwing it in your bag or backpack for a day out and inevitably you will use it while commuting or sitting outside in the sun. Today, we conduct an extensive daytime reading test to see how the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook performs in direct sunlight.

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kindle fire hdx 7 vs samsung nook

The Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook are two tablets that are exclusively geared towards reading. Today, we look at the core differences between the two devices to give you a sense on their overall capabilities.

Amazon tends to use a heavily skinned version of Android called Mojito. You cannot really establish live wallpapers or setup widgets on your home screen. The HDX was designed to integrate completely with the entire Amazon ecosystem, such as movies, television shows, apps and books.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook on the other hand is running Kitkat, and new Android updates should occur very quickly. Unlike prior Nook tablets, this one has two cameras and better sound. It also has Google Play to access new content, so you can do business with other bookstores.

The prime motivation behind this Good e-Reader comparison is to give you a sense on how the UI is all laid out, how eBooks look and what type of functionality you get with PDF files. We also demonstrate how the entire ecosystems perform, from a Canadian point of view.


The Kobo Arc 10 HD and Kobo Aura H20 are two of the latest generation devices that are in Chapters bookstores all over Canada. Obviously with all of the holiday foot traffic, people will inevitably be drawn to the big display areas where all the tech gadgets are. If you are looking to do your digital reading on either of these devices, which one performs better?

The purpose of today’s comparison is to give you a small overview over the key differences between an Android tablet and the new waterproof H20 e-Reader. You will get a sense on how PDF files and eBooks look, and options to tailor the overall reading experience.

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Today we look at the brand new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook and the Apple iPad Mini with Retina. The main intention behind this video is to primarily evaluate the overall reading experience. This is accomplished by looking at a magazine, eBook and how you go about buying content. If you are looking to purchase any one of these devices for the purpose of reading, you don’t want to miss this!

samsung galaxy 4 nook vs nook hd

Welcome to another Good e-Reader Comparison Video! Today, we look at the latest generation Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook and the Nook HD. If you are thinking of upgrading to the latest model, there are some important things you need to know.

The purpose of this comparison is to look at the Nook HD, which came out last year and the new Samsung Nook that was just released. You will get a sense on the hardware differences and what makes new model so compelling.


Barnes and Noble has only released one new device in 2014 and it is called the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook. This device allows you to load in your own PDF files, newspapers, magazines and eBooks. In this video tutorial I will show you how to load in your own content using Calibre and Windows Explorer. You will get a sense on the internal directory structure of the Nook and where you should be copying the files.

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