Tuesday, September 15, 2009

BBAW Giveaway – IREX eReader

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Kevin Hamilton CEO of IREX is offering a give away for one of his eReaders. To enter to win the eReader post about this giveaway on your blog and then link back to the site through Mr Linky.

Below are the technical specs for this reader, as well as reviews and comparisons of the latest eReaders on the market from a reputable source – Wired.

Wired compares this reader to Sony, Kindle, and others in the article. One problem with it, they stated, is that newer book titles are not accessible from the larger sellers. However, from the post linked above it looks like this reader now has access to the Barnes and Noble eBooks catalog. This changes everything. I would love to own an eReader, and based on this new knowledge the ILIAD (cool name too) would be my choice.

ILIAD is wireless, has a wireless internet connection, weighs under 1 lb, has an expandable memory, audio capabilities, as well as a way of scribbling notes in the text.

Technical specs for the IREX ILIAD Book Edition - Price $599

8.1-inch (diagonal) Electronic Paper Display
768 x 1024 pixels resolution, 160 DPI.
16 levels of grey-scale
Touch sensor input
Integrated Wacom® Penabled® sensor board
Stylus (Wacom® Slim Pen)

Processor and memory - Intel® 400MHz XScale™ processor
64 MB RAM
Storage and expansion - 256MB internal flash memory of which 128MB accessible to user. Expandable via USB, MMC or CF cards.
Power and battery -Built-in rechargeable Lithium Ion battery; Charging via Power Adapter ; Charging time: about 3 hours
Audio - Built-in stereo speakers 3.5-mm stereo headphone mini-jack
Communication - USB to computer; Optional external 10/100MB Ethernet networking via Travel hub.
Size and Weight -Height: 217mm (8.5 inch)
Width: 155mm (6.1 inch)
Depth: 16mm (0.63 inch)
Weight: 435 grams (15.3 ounces)
Supported Formats - File formats supported : PDF / HTML / TXT / JPG / BMP/ PNG / PRC (Mobipocket)
Interface Languages - Dutch, English, German, French and Spanish.
Environmental Requirements - Operating temperature: 0°C to 50°C; Storage temperature: -20°C to 70°C
Here is a link to the sites where you can download books from and some are free.

Think happy thoughts for me and if you fancy enter as well. Good luck!

10 comments:

logankstewart said...

This is an awesome giveaway, but I can't seem to figure out how to enter. Is the contest not currently going on but will start up soon, or am I just missing something from the website?

Thank you for your help.

Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

Hey Logan -
I want this. I dreamt about it last night.
Go to the site linked below and scroll down. There are two posts about the contest. One has Mr Linky. The other is info about the product. Both posted by the CEO or IREX.
Write a post about the eReader linking his post about the product post in it - Save the singular page link/url to your post and copy it into Mr. Linky.
BBAW site
I hope that helps...
Good luck!

logankstewart said...

That helps tremendously. Thanks so much for your help.

Good luck to you, too!

Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

Logan-
Excellent! maybe you will be the luck. Since we won in tandem one time. :)

Charlie said...

Best of luck, Shellie. I have my fingers and toes crossed, but crossing my toes makes it difficult to walk (try it sometime).

Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

Charlie -
Lol - you never cease to crack me up.
No I haven't tried walking with my toes crossed but I have with a broken toe. It sucked!
Thanks a bunch. :)

Krista said...

Good Luck to you, Shellie! Very cool!

Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

Krista -
Thanks! I had a dream about it a couple days ago with all the books I could down load....nice.

carolsnotebook said...

Good luck! It looks awesome.

Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

Carol -
Thanks! If I don't win maybe I can scrape up the money to win. ;)

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