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Gajah Unveils the InkCase Lite – Adds an E-ink Screen to Nearly Any Smartphone

February 23rd, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Accessories, accessories - e-reader, E-ink, e-ink - other uses, hardware news, Smartphone → No Comments

Lastgajah inkcase IC3510 summer Gajah (aka Oaxis, their consumer brand) unveiled a trio of smartphone cases which added E-ink screens to the back of the iPhone 5 and 2 of Samsung’s smartphones. As cool as these products may have looked, they suffered from an unfortunate limitation: they only worked with specific models.

Gajah is back again today with a new modular case system that overcomes this limitation.


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Hands on With the Pocketbook CoverReader (video)

January 10th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · accessories - e-reader, Android, hardware news, Smartphone, video → No Comments

The Ukrainian gadget _pocketbook_cover_reader_frontmaker Pocketbook sent 2 gadgets to CES 2014, and one worked a lot better than the other.

I spent some time today with the CoverReader, Pocketbook’s entry into the smartphone case market, and I’m not terribly impressed with the idea. Sure, the demo unit worked okay, but I’ve begun to realize that I think there’s a better option than adding an E-ink screen to a smartphone case.
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Hands on With Gajah’s 3.5″ eBook Reader

January 9th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · accessories - e-reader, eReader News, gajah, hardware news, Smartphone → 3 Comments

Remember gajah inkcase IC3510yesterday when I described the Alcatel MagicFlip as the smallest ereader I had ever handled? I wish I had held that post, because about an hour later I found an even smaller device.

Gajah, a Singapore-based OEM that specializes in tablets, ereaders, and consumer electronics, their InkCase smartphone cases a step further. They did away with the case entirely, and came up with a smartphone accessory which adds a 3.5″ E-ink screen to any Bluetooth enabled Android smartphone.
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The Alcatel MagicFlip is Probably the Lightest eBook Reader I’ve Ever Handled

January 8th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · accessories - e-reader, E-ink, hardware news, Smartphone → 1 Comment

Alcatel alcatel onetouch majicflip 1OneTouch had a 4″ ereader / smartphone accessory which was the talk of CES 2014, and today I finally managed to get my hands on it.

This prototype, which is currently being called the MagicFlip, is a svelte 4″ ereader with a USB port, page turn buttons, Bluetooth, and not much else.
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Amazon Introduces Personalized Kindle Accessories

November 14th, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · accessories - e-reader, Amazon → 1 Comment

If you’re bored with basic monotone or print covers then I have some news for you. Amazon has just launched a new service that lets customers order a custom cover made for their Kindle Fire or Kindle.
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Is Anyone Having Trouble Accessing This Blog?

October 28th, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · accessories - e-reader, blog maintenance → 12 Comments

Over the past few days I have gotten a few reports of technical issues when visitors try to load The Digital Reader.

I have been told by one that she couldn’t load the page, and I have also been told that sometimes the article doesn’t load completely.

Has anyone had problems? Thanks!


Infographic: Who Spends the Most Time Reading in the World? (We Don’t Actually Know)

July 1st, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · accessories - e-reader, infographic → 1 Comment

Hours-Spent-Reading-Around-the-World[1]Have you ever wondered how your reading habits compared to the rest of the world? Then check out this infographic.

Russia Beyond the Headlines was the first to share the infographic below (it’s not clear who made it). As you can see, India, China, and Thailand lead the world in the number of hours spent reading – or at least that is what the infographic would have you believe.
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Infographic: Goodreads’ Success Story

April 4th, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · accessories - e-reader, infographic → 10 Comments

We’ve all read the stories about Amazon buying Goodreads for their 16 million members, and that this site was the most successful online book community with 23 million reviews, 525 million books categories, and over 11 million monthly visitors. But have you ever considered exactly how large those figures are?

The following infographic should help put it into perspective. eBookFriendly assembled this graphic last week, and it shows you just how much Goodreads has outgrown the competition.
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Reauthored Book case for HP Touchpad now on Etsy

August 7th, 2011 by Nate Hoffelder · accessories - e-reader → 4 Comments

If you have $40 to waste, and you don’t mind killing an innocent book to give your Touchpad a case, then you might want to see what Reauthored now have in stock. They’re now selling a hand-made book case for the HP Touchpad alongside their cases for the iPad, Nook, HTC Flyer, and other gadgets.

You can buy this crime against books on Etsy or direct from Reauthored.


How to use the iPad 2′s smartcover with the original iPad (video)

June 27th, 2011 by Nate Hoffelder · accessories - e-reader → No Comments


I’ve just come across a demo video for a hack that will let you use the cover from the iPad 2 on the original iPad. I have no interest in using this cover, but I do think this is a clever hack.


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