The Rakuten-owned brand Kobo follows closely behind Amazon Kindle as the second most popular name in the e-reader space. Kobo offers a wide range of E Ink devices in varying screen sizes that cater to all price tiers. In June 2021, we saw the launch of the 10.3-inch Kobo Elipsa that offers plenty of screen real estate. It is the most premium device offered by the brand with … [Read more...] about Top 5 reasons to buy a Kobo Elipsa
E Ink displays are wonderfully cooling for your eyes and feel fantastic to the touch. They offer great alternatives to traditional LCD and OLED screens and help save millions of trees each year. It's only natural that you'd want to take your trusty e-reader along with you on your travels.The best travel-friendly e-readers and e-paper tablets pack light and don't require you … [Read more...] about These are the most travel-friendly e-readers
E Ink Holdings said their monthly earnings are going to take a hit this month as they are forced to shut one of its production facilities in China owing to a sudden spike in Covid cases. The company said it is their production facility located in the Yangshou region in China that has been shut to comply with local restrictions, the Taipei Times reported.Fortunately, the … [Read more...] about E Ink’s August earnings to take a hit due to China plant closure
There have been quite a few e-Note devices launched in recent times and the new PineNote from the Hong Kong-based Pine 64 is the latest to join that list. Just prior to that, we have seen the TopJoy Butterfly being announced which too comes across as a tablet and eReader combo with note-taking capabilities.Here we discuss how the two square up.Before proceeding further, … [Read more...] about PineNote vs the TopJoy Butterfly: How the two match up
Pine64, a Hong Kong-based electronics manufacturer, has introduced one of the most powerful e-paper devices to date. Priced at $399, the E Ink tablet is called the PineNote and it runs a custom version of Linux OS. It will support first-party EMR pens (sold separately) and third-party Wacom EMR pens upon release. Users will also be able to buy magnetic covers for the e-paper … [Read more...] about High-end E Ink tablet PineNote announced with powerful internals
Everywhere you look on social media, it seems like it's Gen Z versus Millennials versus Boomers (Gen X is sitting this one out, giving everyone the side-eye). But one thing recent events have taught us is that the stereotypes that have been assigned to these different age demographics are typically wrong... and that these preconceived notions might be most inaccurate when it … [Read more...] about Is Digital Publishing Overlooking their Biggest Consumer?
Researchers in China have hit upon a new display type that can transform from a transparent sheet of glass to a screen displaying texts when connected to an electrical circuit. Developed by Yu-Mo Zhang and his colleagues at Jilin University in Changchun, China, the display is envisaged to spawn into an e-reader device sometime in the future though the technology is far from … [Read more...] about The world’s thinnest electrochromic display can be used in future e-readers
Contrary to to popular belief, e-readers are subjected to extensive tracking. The pretext might be the same - to make personalized recommendations of books or other reading material - the fact is, all e-reader manufacturers keep a watch on what users are up to with their devices.Apart from what you are reading, other details that the companies would like to know of you … [Read more...] about How a VPN can prevent your e-reader from tracking you
We have had smartphones with foldable displays so far. Take for instance the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold or the Galaxy Z Flip with both featuring displays that actually folded down the middle. LG never really launched a foldable phone as such even though it does offer dual-screen phones, which however is achieved using a case that has an integrated secondary … [Read more...] about LG showcases Rollable smartphone, maybe a rollable eReader next?
E-Readers are undergoing a resurgence in popularity. This is primary due to so many different types of consumer and professional grade devices. Amazon has three new devices in their portfolio and Barnes and Noble recently unveiled the Nook Glowlight Plus 7.8, their first large screen e-reader. Kobo has plans to release one new e-reader this year. Professional grade e-readers … [Read more...] about What e-reader will you buy this year?
Experts and advocates have warned for some time--pretty much since the advent of widespread mobile device use--that the screens themselves were physically harmful to users. With a lot of the focus being on damage to the retina due to "blue light" from overly bright smartphone and tablets screens, people have not only bought into the fear, but retailers have also bought the … [Read more...] about The Myths about Blue Light, Screen Time, and Eye Damage
Samsung and a number of other companies are working on or have announced foldable phones. They are around the same size of a smartphone, but can be unfolded to be the size of a tablet. TCL has just developed DragonHinge technology that acts as a mechanical housing for foldables “allowing them to fold and bend in support of a variety of use cases.” Meanwhile LG has just … [Read more...] about A dual screen e-reader is looking likely for 2020