Turn an old eReader into an Information Screen (Nook STR)

by @edent | # # # # # # | 12 comments | Read ~7,550 times.
Nook with a train display.

Here’s a quick tutorial for turning an old Nook into a passive display. This is an update to my 2013 post End Result An eInk screen which displays the trains I can catch from my local station. It shows the next few available trains, and whether they’re delayed. It also shows how long until the…

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Gadget Review – Boyue Likebook Ares

by @edent | # # # # # # # # | 8 comments | Read ~1,621 times.
An eReader with a pen.

I’ll be upfront, I mostly got this eReader because it’s the only one on the market with a USB-C connection. OK! OK! That’s not the main reason. It has pretty good support from the manufacturer and a vibrant community around it. Masses of memory, warm lighting, and oodles of space. And, I think, pretty hackable.…

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Guide to Using the Nook STR / Glow Without a B&N Account (Pictures!)

by @edent | # # # # | 24 comments | Read ~7,148 times.

I recently picked up a new Nook. Their manufacturer is dumping stock and the prices are ridiculously cheap for an eInk touchscreen running Android. One thing that annoys me about the Nook is the fact that you have to register for a Barnes & Nobel account before you can use it. I dislike their geo-restrictive…

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Elonex 511EB Firmware Update

by @edent | # # # # # # # | 90 comments | Read ~4,758 times.

Well, it’s been ages coming, but it’s finally here. Elonex have released V0.47 of the 511EB software. V0.47 was released on 12th March 2010. The previous firmware (V0.41) was released on 18th January 2010. The next release should include note taking functionality. You may be interested in part 1 and part 2 of my review.…

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Waterstones Elonex 511EB Review – Part 2

by @edent | # # # # # # # | 137 comments | Read ~10,362 times.

I’ve been blown away by the number of comments and visits to my original review of the 511EB. To clarify some of the points and answer some questions, I’ve decided to post another video review. This shows the speed of page turning and some of the idiosyncrasies of the eReader. Run VT, Errol! Startup Screen…

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Review: Elonex 511EB from Waterstones

by @edent | # # # # # # # | 258 comments | Read ~18,025 times.

When I was younger, I was taught that a roll of papyrus in ancient Egypt cost the same as the monthly wage for the average citizen.  Nowadays the cost of paper is negligible.  That’s how it goes with new technology – it’s frightfully expensive to begin with, but after a while it’s as ubiquitous and…

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