The Fujitsu A5 is a 10.3 inch digital note taking device that excels at viewing and editing PDF files, taking notes, freehand drawing and keeping track of all of your schedules and meetings. This model is the second generation, the first came out in 2019, and was based on four year old Sony DPT-RP1 hardware. Fujitsu has always exceled at their robust software experience. You … [Read more...] about Fujitsu Quaderno A5 2nd Gen Review
April and May were not good months for the ebook industry. The format fell 1.2% in April and generated $90.8 million in revenue, in May the decline was more pronounced, plummeting 23.4% for the month as compared to May of 2020 for a total of $86.3 million. The declines are directly attributed to more bookstores opening up in the US and shoppers buying hardcover and paperback … [Read more...] about Digital Book Sales Plummet 23.4% in May 2021
The Book Industry Study Group has just released a new report on how audiobook adoption is really starting to take off in the United States. The data was collected from a substantial general survey population of 4314 respondents, in late 2020. The report found that 43.6% of the general survey population engage with audiobooks and 49.6% of those who engage with audiobooks buy the … [Read more...] about Here is a new statistical audiobook report on listening habits
The Fujitsu Quaderno A5 second generation is a brand new 10.3 inch digital note taking device. The major selling points is being able to freehand draw, take notes, and edit PDF files. It has a split screen view system, which allows you to have the note app, or a PDF on one side of the screen and something else on the other. If you want to read PDF files, you can do it with the … [Read more...] about First look at the Fujitsu Quaderno A5 Gen 2
Amazon outsources all of their processors, RAM and internal storage to a myriad of company's for their Fire Tablets and Kindle e-readers. The company could possibly design their own ARM processors with a system on a chip, similar to the Apple M1. Instead of spending months, or even years designing them, they could leverage AI with their AWS supercomputers to create them in … [Read more...] about Will Amazon create its own SOC for Fire Tablets and Kindles?
Large screen e-readers and digital note taking devices really haven't been around for long. The Sony Digital Paper DPT-S1 was the first device to feature a 13.3 inch screen when it come out in 2014 and since then, many other products hit the market, over the years. With so many choices that are now available, what are the best 13.3 inch E INK devices in 2021?Hanvon Europa … [Read more...] about What are the best 13.3 inch e-readers and e-notes?
The Storytel e-reader came out in 2018 and the company has slowly been expanding the number of countries that can use it. It has just launched in Belgium and the Netherlands and these two countries can subscribe to the service and listen to an unlimited amount of audiobooks and read all of the ebooks they want. The e-reader is only compatible with the Storytel platform, and you … [Read more...] about Storytel Reader launches in Belgium and Netherlands
The Leitners AD MAIORA smartwatch is available as a pre-order for €539 and will be shipping out in November. It is employing a Plastic Logic e-paper display. This product combines the connected features of a smartwatch with the aesthetics and timekeeping mechanisms of a traditional analogue watch. Unlike other smartwatches, it doesn’t have a touchscreen, but incorporates an … [Read more...] about Leitners AD MAIORA smartwatch has a Plastic Logic display
The Literacy Trust in the United Kingdom and Audible have just issued a new report on how young people are listening to audiobooks. The survey of 8 to 18-year-olds showed almost half (48.7%) of children and young people listened to some form of audio in the last year. 1 in 4 (23.3%) listen to just podcasts, in addition 1 in 4 listened to audiobooks or audiobooks with podcasts. … [Read more...] about Children are listening to more audiobooks in 2021
The Kobo Elipsa just received a new firmware update, version 4.28.17925. This simply addresses various bug fixes and stability improvements. One of the features found in the changelog has to do with accelerated dithering, which makes text and images a bit better. This is the 3rd update the e-reader has received since it was launched a couple of weeks ago.The Elipsa is a … [Read more...] about Kobo Elipsa just received a new firmware update
The second generation Fujitsu Quaderno is the best 13.3 inch digital note taking device on the market. This product is designed to view and edit PDF files, freehand draw and take notes. It is simply the most responsive e-note that has ever been released and this is primarily attributed to the exposed e-paper display. The device is also employing brand new E INK technology, … [Read more...] about Hands on Review of the Fujitsu Quaderno A4 2nd Gen