Amazon launch 6th gen “Kindle Paperwhite” touchscreen e-reader

When Michael Cronan was asked to name Amazon’s new e-reader, the branding consultant suggested Kindle. Kindle, as we know, means “to light a fire” and Cronan felt it would be an appropriate metaphor for reading and intellectual excitement. Since the original Kindle was released in November 2007, six generations of the Amazon e-reader have followed. … Continue reading Amazon launch 6th gen “Kindle Paperwhite” touchscreen e-reader

New Kobo family proves Kindle are not the only e-readers in town

It was announced late last week that eReading giants Kobo (10-million users in 190 countries with around 3 million books across 60 different languages) are set to unleash a pretty awesome series of eReaders for everyone – the Mini, Kobo Glo, and Kobo Arc. Starting at £59.99 the series will be available at the world’s … Continue reading New Kobo family proves Kindle are not the only e-readers in town

Top five boy’s toys for Christmas

Christmas is coming, and the man in your life is getting fat, and whether you like it or not this man is going to spend too much time eating, drinking and using the Lords birthday as an excuse to meet up and make merry with every person he’s ever had a passing acquaintance with.  A … Continue reading Top five boy’s toys for Christmas

TWIG: RailEasy app, Bookbox eReader, Totes Smartouch

Have a smartphone? Take the train? Get the RailEasy app. I’m very tempted to leave it there making this the shortest review in these pages, but I suppose I should go into a little more detail. RailEasy is a train times and (crucially) booking app from independent online train ticket retailer RailEasy. The in-app purchasing … Continue reading TWIG: RailEasy app, Bookbox eReader, Totes Smartouch

4 Top “Back to School” gadgets for a new term

It is that time of year again where parents pay out huge amounts of money so their children can have the latest and greatest for the new school year. We also have the university students who are soon to be off in the big bad world. I can say with absolute certainty if I had … Continue reading 4 Top “Back to School” gadgets for a new term

Amazon Kindle 3 review roundup

Amazon has announce that the newest version of its famous Kindle e-reader device will be hitting the (virtual) shelves on August 27th. At £109 for a Wi-Fi device, and £149 for 3G + Wi-Fi, the reading device is certainly one of the most affordable readers available – but is it better than a book? We’ve … Continue reading Amazon Kindle 3 review roundup