TfL’s Trial of Clever eInk London Bus Timetables is Frustratingly Limited

TfL has revealed that it’s started trialling eInk displays at bus stops, which show real-time timetables, route maps and travel information. Or rather, I should say display and bus stop. Frustratingly, the trial is currently limited to one bus stop near Waterloo Bridge, and TfL reportedly plans to roll out just three more -- at Parliament Square, Piccadilly Circus and Sloane Square -- in January. Read More >>

Read in the Tub? The Waterproof Kobo Aura H2O Might be for You

We love a waterproofed Kindle, and we put one through hell, but that's an aftermarket mod, not a feature that comes standard. If you want waterproofed reading on the cheap(er), the new Kobo Aura H2O is for you. Read More >>

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Kobo Aura HD Review: A Beautiful Reader Screen Trapped in an Ugly Body

Everyone loves a pretty screen. The Kobo Aura HD is aiming to lead that charge in the ereader space. Armed with a best-in-class screen and an unusually powerful processor under the hood, the Aura HD tries its best to be a real luxury reader. It doesn't quite make it. Read More >>

An E-Ink Android Would Only Need Charging Once a Week

At first thought, an e-ink smartphone sounds like a terrible idea. Ugh, all that lag. But think about the light weight, low cost, and insane battery life, and you can see why eInk, the company behind the screen in Kobos and Kindles, is pushing its new prototype phone hard. Read More >>

Flexible E Ink Tablets Hands-On: They’ll Probably Be Neat Someday, But Not Right Now

Tablets are getting thinner and thinner, and the end result is bound to be tablets that are paper thin. Well, we're almost there, it's a just a question of exactly how handy that'll really be. Read More >>

E-Ink or LCD: Which Do You Prefer for Books?

Amazon's Kindle Fire HD is being pegged as a do it all device. Video, internet, magazines, games, etc. And of course, there are books. But I'm not sold on LCD screens for hardcore reading. Sure its fine for a magazine article or two, but when it comes time to sit down and read dozens, if not hundreds, of pages in a single sitting, i prefer an ereader every time. It's just easier on the eyes. Am I crazy? Read More >>

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Kindle Touch Lightning Review: The Only Book Gadget You Need

We've more or less accepted e-readers as the best way to read a book digitally, but there's still a whole lot that gadgets can do that e-readers suck at—literally anything you own with a screen is better at this stuff than an e-reader. The Kindle Touch is the first to really bridge that gap in a way that makes sense. Read More >>

Finally, an Electronic Paper Display I Can Crumple Up and Throw Away

E-ink technology is easier on the eyes for reading, even if the devices it's currently deployed in feel nothing like a book or magazine. But AU Optronics gives us another tantalising look at the future with a proof of concept ereader that's completely self-powered, while still as flexible as a piece of paper. Read More >>