The iRex Iliad is an electronic book reader device. Its most obvious distinction is its large screen resolution (x pixels, now surpassed by the Digital. A comparative review of the iRex iLiad ereader by iRex. Discover sources for downloading free ebooks and ereader software. I purchased this second hand and had problems with it from the word go. I got in touch with Irex, the support team emailed me quickly with their response, signed .

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Even though it has a touchscreen, the text is very crisp and clear in bright light; there isn’t any glare like with a laptop of phone. When it was introduced, the Iliad had largest screen size of existing e-paper products, but the newer iRex Digital Reader ‘s Writing means the iLiad is more than an ebook reader.

Insales of the iLiad ended when its parent company, iRex Technologies, filed for bankruptcy.

iRex iLiad Book Edition

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The annotated images are stored in separate directories on the iLiad, which is a mass storage device that can be hooked up to either Mac or Windows and treated as a USB drive. Using the desktop software, those notes can be merged into the original document.

There are also a number of websites you can download free ebooks from, such as Manybooks. Independent users have also reported successful porting of mobile web browsers to iLiad’s Linux platform, although with limited functionality and many bugs.

Description of the main components, disk partitions, boot sequence and installation iliaad of the Iliad. Its most obvious distinction is its large screen resolution x pixels, now surpassed by the Digital Readeralso by iRex.

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Our in-depth evaluations of the Sony Reader and Amazon Kindle turned up a long list of drawbacks including high price, hard-to-click buttons, slow refresh rates, DRMed content, poor music-playing functionality, and non-interactivity.

For instance, my dog-eared copy of Hans Georg Gadamer’s Truth and Method has six years’ worth of markings in it, markings that ires valuable traces of an ongoing, interactive relationship.

It supports 16 ilixd of gray scale, and uses the same electronic paper technology as other ereaders. As has been pointed out before, the use of open-source software alone does not by itself make a device kliad and hackable. Through its wireless service, iDS, the iLiad can also directly download content.

A hacker’s guide to the iRex Iliad

Make the changes, and it’s ready for publication. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. You must login or create an account to comment. Developers have been able to improve on the device’s functionality by porting viewers such as FBReaderand programs such as abiword and stardict.

The iLiad ebook reader, from Dutch company iRex, hopes to slaughter the competition even as it carves a huge ilid into your wallet.

It’s simple to scratch out a group of images and copy them back jrex the PC, but when it comes to marking up books, there are drawbacks. I have not yet tried it all out myself.

A far more important and less obvious peculiarity to some is its hackability. They have, however, also been quite forthcoming on some projects and some of the changes the community has made have been integrated back into the company’s software distribution, perhaps the most notable being that of stylus and input calibration, an external development project led by Jay Kuri and published as part of the main distribution in early Because of its open Linux operating system, the iLiad is able to run third party applications created for it.


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iLiad Book Edition Review – iRex eReader

I’ve done so below; if it’s not obvious and it’s probably notthis is my artistic rendition of Managing Editor Eric Bangeman taking a spacewalk outside the Orbiting HQ.

They have aroundebooks to choose from. Other versions may differ in some respects. The three buttons below the Flipbar are up, down, and select.

While officially called “iLiad 2nd Edition”, it is generally noted as a minor update to the original. This is a Good Thing TM While many readers don’t need to scribble notes, underline passages, or dog-ear the pages of the books they read, it’s an essential feature of paper book for academics and others. It was initially advertised in Decemberto be launched in Aprilbut was delayed until July, when it started to be sold as a beta product.

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