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10″ Augen Genbook 108 Android netbook – $99

April 25th, 2011 · hardware news

1SaleaDay has the Augen Genbook 108 on sale right now. You have 7 more hours to buy this netbook.

According to the old K-mart listing, this netbook is running Android v2.1. on an 800MHz CPU. That’s decent but not spectacular. It also has Wifi, a SD card slot, ethernet, and 2GB Flash.I would assume it also has speakers, but they’re not listed.

It sold originally for $190, and it has now been discontinued. I also found a review on Youtube. Don’t bother watching the videocast; just read the comments. A lot of people hate the one they bought.  I don’t think it’s worth the $99.


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Check out my $.99 ebook light

March 18th, 2011 · hardware news

So I was in my local dollar store the other day and I happened across this cheap junky book light. I’ve never bought a book light before because I’m too cheap, so this one appealed to me. And to be honest, I know I’m going to lose it, break it, or the batteries will run out just when I want to use it most.

This one  only cost a buck, and it’s powered by 3 button batteries.  It works okay, and if I ever need to replace it I have a second one still in the plastic.

I checked on Amazon, and the cheapest one I could find started at about $4. I think I got a good deal.

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iriver Cover Story now £99 at Waterstones

March 10th, 2011 · hardware news

Yesterday I found the iriver Story on sale, and today I discovered that iriver’s other ereader, the Cover Story, is on sale at Waterstones for only £99. That’s £50 off the previous retail.

This ereader is based on a 6″ E-ink screen, and it has a touchscreen, Wifi, 2GB Flash storage, a SD card slot, and a microphone. Ebook support includes PDF, txt, and Epub, and the Cover Story also supports some office formats like DOC, PPT, and XLS. In addition to the eBook support, the Story also has a voice recorder.


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Sony PRS-300 on sale at Big Lots – $99

March 3rd, 2011 · hardware news

This isn’t a very good deal, but I’m posting it just incase some one is interested.

Big Lots are currently carrying refurbished Sony Reader PRS-300 for $99. This is Sony’s older ereader with a 5″ E-ink screen. It doesn’t have Wifi, a touchscreen, or any of the annotation options of the current generation, but it does support Adobe DE DRM, at least.

I would avoid this ereader because there are better options in the $99 price range. This ereader is small, yes, but it lacks a card slot and it only has 512MB of Flash storage. Plus, it’s refurbished.

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Borders (US) dropped the price of the Kobo Wifi to $99

February 8th, 2011 · hardware news

Borders sent out an email this morning announcing that the $99 sale price for the Kobo Wifi is now permanent.

Unfortunately for anyone not in the US, no other retailer has followed suit. Chapters are selling it for $150 CAD, and Borders AU have it listed for $180 AUD.

Yep, the US price is almost half the Australian price.


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NoteSlate digital writing tablet coming soon – $99

January 18th, 2011 · Uncategorized

This is not an ereader, unfortunately. No, it’s a new writing tablet type of device based on an epaper screen. The NoteSlate  is based on a some new epaper screen tech with a 13″ (750X1080 resolution) touchscreen. It’s going to be available in 4 monochrome models (red, blue, green, and black inks) and a 4 color model. [Read more →]

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My first $99 Crapperjack tablet – Maylong M-150

November 13th, 2010 · hardware reviews

So my Maylong tablet finally arrived a few days ago from Wlagreen’s, and it’s as bad as I expected.

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This is going to be a short review because I honestly can’t find a reason anyone should buy it. It’s underpowered, slow, ugly, and poorly programmed. It feels like they took a $200 tablet and replaced all the decent components with cheap crap. [Read more →]

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B&N now selling refurb Nook 3G for $99

November 6th, 2010 · hardware news

At long last B&N have decided to follow in the footsteps of Amazon. They’re now selling factory refurnished Nook 3Gs on Ebay. It is the best ereader at the $99 price point, especially considering that it comes with the full 1 year warranty.

I would move fast if I were you. They have the Nook listed at 3 different prices, so they might be planning to let the cheaper auction expire so they can replace it with the more expensive ones.

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Walgreen’s now selling a $99 Android tablet

October 26th, 2010 · hardware news

One of my searches turned up the product page for the Maylong M-150, a 7″ (800×480) Android tablet. It runs v1.6 on a 400MHz CPU and 256MB RAM. It has Wifi, a resistive touchscreen, speakers, microSD card slot, and it even ships with a dongle that provides 10/100 and USB ports. The product page lists that the M-150 ships with a full browser, reading app, Youtube, and a video player.

The interesting thing about the CPU is that it was designed by Via, so it’s probably more powerful than the clock cycles suggest. We won’t know until someone puts their hands on it.

Walgreens, Maylong via Android Tablets

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Engadget got their hands on Augen’s crappy $99 Android netbook

July 27th, 2010 · hardware news

Normally I wouldn’t start a title in such a negative tone, but I’ve seen this hardware before. Under no circumstances should you consider buying this. If someone offers to give you one, run away as fast as you can because they are obviously insane.

The Augen Gentouch74 has a 400MHz ARM CPU, 128MB of RAM, and runs Android 1.6. FYI: the Android spec requires a 1GHz CPU. Engadget are also seeing te same poor build quality that I experienced.

Run away! Run away!


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