The Amazon Kindle line of e-readers are in a good place. They have the Kindle Basic model with a front-lit display and a new E INK Carta screen. The Paperwhite 4 is now waterproof and the Oasis 3 has a new color temperature system to help mute the bright white screen, when reading at night. There is also the new Kindle for Kids edition, but they don't sell many of these. … [Read more...] about What’s next for the Kindle e-Reader?
Onyx has been slowly updating their entire line of e-notes and e-readers. The Note Pro and Nova Pro were the first two and many more will be updated in the ensuing weeks. You will be able to import images into your notes and protect the docs or your entire device with a password.There are plenty of note taking changes, aside from importing images. The screen will auto … [Read more...] about Onyx is pushing out a great new update
If you have an Amazon Echo product, you can already play audiobooks from Audible, but now you can play podcasts from Apple and Spotify. While you could ask Alexa to play a podcast, by default it would stream the latest episode of a show from TuneIn, and navigating beyond was abysmal and good luck trying to find a 3rd party skill.Apple currently has over 800,000 podcasts … [Read more...] about Amazon Echo devices can now play Apple and Spotify Podcasts
Kobo has just issued a new firmware update for all of their e-readers, except the Mini. They have increased the performance of PDF files and they now load more quickly. You can now customize the header and footer with information such as viewing page numbers, percent read, time remaining, or turn off the header, footer, or progress bar entirely.Here is the changelog for … [Read more...] about Kobo boosts performance of PDF files
A couple of months ago a 2019 Good e-Reader published a report from Student Monitor showed campusa decline of 29 percent in student spending on learning materials over the past five years. The Student Monitor findings are the result of comprehensive, one-on-one, on-campus interviews with four-year, full-time undergraduates attending 93 colleges and universities.Average … [Read more...] about The average student spent $205 to buy or rent course materials
Over the course of the past 11 years social media giant GoodReads runs a best books of the year campaign. 4.6 million votes were cast by die-hard readers who voted for the best books in 20 different categories. This year marks the ninth consecutive win for Rick Riordan, and the fourth consecutive win for Stephen King — both of whom are nine-time Goodreads Choice Awards … [Read more...] about Here are the GoodReads Choice Award Winners
The Padmu3 is a 13.3 inch sheet music reader that can come with a single screen or a dual screen variant with an accompanied case. It has Bluetooth functionality and compatible with all sorts of foot pedals to automatically turn the pages of the device, while playing. If you write your own music, you can use the accompanied stylus to compose entirely new works, or make edits … [Read more...] about PadMu3 is aimed at serious musicians
Good e-Reader exclusively learned a couple of weeks ago that E Ink has developed a new kind of color e-paper that will be available in digital note taking devices sometime in 2020. It will be able to display around 5,000 colors and give users the ability to draw and take notes in full color, which will be ideal for professionals, casual users and artists.The name of the … [Read more...] about Will you buy a color e-reader next year?
Kobo is celebrating their 10 year anniversary of selling ebooks and e-readers. The company has just released an interactive timeline that chronicles all of their milestones. If you want to learn about Kobo as a company, Good e-Reader published a very comprehensive analysis in 2018.Amazon is the global number one player when it comes to selling hardware and digital content, … [Read more...] about Kobo celebrates 10 year anniversary with an interactive timeline
The Good e-Reader Store now has a companion app for Android. It provides an optimized shopping experience for your phone or tablet. You can buy e-readers, cases, screen protectors, stylus or tablets, right on the app. You can also register an account, so you can track your order and view its progress. It is available right now via Google Play.Good e-Reader is the leading … [Read more...] about Good e-Reader Store launches new Android App
Overdrive is the company that powers the vast majority of the public library systems digital catalog, they have an insane market share not only in North America, but Europe too. They are in the process of launching a new feature called Hold Redelivery will allow users to suspend a hold even after it’s made available to them while maintaining their place on the waitlist. By … [Read more...] about Overdrive is launching Hold Redelivery soon
There are a number of companies that offer driver boards to power E INK displays, for the purpose of developing an e-reader prototype. E INK and Plastic Logic both market these types of things, but one of the largest in Europe is Beck Elektronik and they have just released a new board for 13.3 inch displays.The EPD driver board by Beck Elektronik is really special in the … [Read more...] about Beck Elektroniks launches new EPD driver board