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How to Make a Solar Charged Kobo eReader!

Do you have an eReader such as a Kobo or a Kindle that you read often under the sunlight, perhaps at the beach on your smoke breaks?

If so, you might be interested in turning some of that UV rays into charging your eReader as one user did with his Kobo eReader, attaching a 80mA output solar cells to the back of the unit.

Although most eReaders do have good battery life but this could be a good application to refer if you have similar projects.

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24 Carat Gold Plated Kindle!

I’ve seen a surge of new Kindle owners at the airport, I think it’s still more popular device than iPads and Android tablets for long-flights, perhaps because the battery on a Kindle lasts for much longer time and you really get to focus on “reading”, not browsing the web.

Anyways, for those of you who need to stand out among other Kindle owners (and don’t want to be just another Kindle owner), you can with this 24-carat Gold-plated Kindle.  Of course, it’s going to cost you an arm and a leg,

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Hanvon Color E-Reader Review!

Future of e-readers?  It’s color.  That’s right, Hanvon intro-ed the world’s first true color e-reader (not LCD like Nook Color) at CES 2011.  This color e-reader uses no power (other than when switching pages) to power their color e-reader and can display up to 4096 different colors.

It’s a pretty slick 9.7 inch device with 1024×600 resolution, certai

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Black Friday Kindle Deal – $89 for Last Generation Kindle!

Amazon has just “tweeted” yesterday that they will be having Black Friday Kindle sale, not on the new Kindles but on the last generation, which used to be called Kindle 2.

Kindle 2 is actually not a bad device at all, for $89, I think it’s still definitely worth it as you get free 3G.

Amazon Kindle team has just tweeted on their Twitter account (@AmazonKindle) that they will be selling the previous generation Kindle (called Kindle 2, 

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LG’s Flexible E-Reader Newspaper Goes into Production (and in Color!)

Remember we told you about LG’s flexible newspaper that is like an Amazon Kindle that is flexible and also size of a real newspaper?  Well, LG is going into production with these futuristic e-readers and with color!

If this does come to the market (and I don’t doubt that it would), we should expect current e-readers to go obsolete in a few years.

Many e-readers use monochrome screens based on technology from E-Ink, but LG has been independently researching development of color e-paper, Jakhanwal said. LG in the past showed flexible color e-paper displays,

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Kindle Sale at Just $189 on Amazon!

Kindle, probably the best e-reader in the world right now, drops its price to just $189 on Amazon.  Certainly, this is going to be a good price cut for people like me who have been waiting to get a Kindle at lower prices.

I’ve also personally tried the Kindle, it’s a really good reading device becau

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Five Free Valentine’s Day Novels for the Kindle!

(This is a guest post submitted by Eric from the Kindle Owners Blog.)

Five Free Valentine’s Day Novels for the Kindle

Whether you’re looking for that little something extra for your significant other or you’re interested in getting in the mood for Valentine’s Day, this list of five free Valentine’s Day novels for the Kindle should help you along. These are all mainstream novels and are easy to find and download. Some books have restrictions, like being free on a given day of the week. Be sure to check the de

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Kindle Hack – How to Add Bluetooth to Kindle DX!

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For those of you who want to add bluetooth connection to your Kindle DX for connecting your bluetooth devices (such as bluetooth audio), you are lucky because a Kindle DX user has hacked it already, you can see full details on how to add bluetooth to your Kindle DX here using Sparkfun’s Bluetooth Mate.

I created a new user ‘ppp’ on the Kindle, and set it up to

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LG Develops Flexible Newspaper E-Reader!

I imagine one day we will have electronic newspapers instead of paper ones.  Well folks, LG is already making flexible newspaper E-reader.  I think this could be the next big thing.  I’ve seen slew of E-readers at CES 2010 that mimic the Kindle, I just don’t see a point in making e-readers the same but LG has done it.  Now newspapers can actually survive this digital-era, better start calling LG and start setting up some newspaper subscriptions.

SEOUL, Korea (AVING) — <Visual News> LG Display has developed the world’s largest flexible electronic-pa

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Paradigm Shift Color E-Readers!

While color powerless LCDs are still nowhere to be seen (obviously because that technology still has a long ways to go), Paradigm Shift intros color e-readers with low-voltage LCDs that could temporarily satisfy your early-adaptor fix.

Delstar will be releasing the products soon meaning this could end up in your retail stores.

Press Release:

Paradigm Shift Sourcing and Manufacturing Co. LTD Bows 5″ and 7″ Color E-Book Reader Series

CES 2010 January 7th, 2010: Las Vegas, Nevada: Paradigm Shift

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