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Coming Soon: An Ultrathin Bluetooth Keyboard for your iPad
January 26, 2013 | 2:53 pm

Archos Ultrathin Keyboard for iPad   By Stanley Goodner Archos, a pioneer in multimedia portable devices, has just announced the Archos Ultrathin Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad. This magnetic Bluetooth keyboard has a full QWERTY keyboard and fits 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation iPads. With a 5 mm ultra-thin profile and an adjustable kickstand, the keyboard has a very similar look and feel to the Archos Gen10 XS coverboard. “‘The needs and wants of today’s consumer have changed drastically over the past few years," says Henri Crohas, founder and CEO of Archos. "Consumers expect everything to be smaller, faster, thinner, lighter and aesthetically pleasing. In order to meet this demand, we feel that...

Quick Notes: Inexpensive tablets à gogo
September 29, 2011 | 11:44 am

With the Amazon Fire suddenly burning at the front of bargain-conscious consumers’ minds, other cheap tablet news has been coming out of the woodwork. Let’s look at some of it. Not sure how I missed noticing this. In a desperate effort to stem the tide of its stock slumping yesterday, Barnes & Noble knocked $25 off the price of its Nook Color tablet in an e-mail promotion immediately after the Amazon presentation, along with offering free shipping. It seems to be at full price on the website, however. But I’d expect the price to dip for everyone when the...

An Android-based iPod Touch substitute is hard to find
April 29, 2011 | 10:13 am

ARCHOS_32_it_3-4I’ve greatly enjoyed the two 1st-generation iPod Touch pocket-sized media/Internet devices I’ve had over the last few years, and have had my eyes on the 4th-generation iPod Touch for some little while. I’ve been thinking that, come the fall, I might upgrade to a 4th-gen model when the 5th-gen iPod Touch comes out and drives refurb prices down. From a features perspective, the iPod Touch has just about everything I could want: a high-quality, highly-sensitive touchscreen, excellent e-book reading capability (even without iBooks available on the 1st-generation model, I’ve got Stanza so I have no complaints there), great...

Google says that Android is not yet designed for tablets; be careful what you buy
September 10, 2010 | 10:21 am

images.jpgImportant news from Google. The say that the current version of Android is not designed for tablets. This means that only a few of the new tablets coming to market will be able to access the Android market. Be careful of what you buy right now! Here's the info from Liliputing: The problem is that Google hasn’t officially given these devices its blessing yet — and Google mobile director Hugo Barra tells Tech Radar that the company probably won’t until a future version of Android that’s optimized for tablets is available. In other words, that shiny new...

Wired does a roundup of 10 ereaders
March 15, 2010 | 9:39 am

ratings.jpgWired's Dylan Tweney has looked at 10 ereaders and tablets and rates each one. Nothing new here, but it's interesting to see how the ratings compare. Top rated are the Kindle 2, Kindle DX and the iPhone 3GS. Bottom rated are the Entourage Edge, Archos 9, and the Sony Reader Daily Edition. Go over and take a look at the rest....

Quick Notes: Paper apps, Opera, DMCA, iBooks, and more
March 4, 2010 | 10:15 am

Rupert Murdoch has confirmed that the Wall Street Journal will be on the iPad. Meanwhile, the Washington Post just launched a paid subscription mobile news app for the iPhone/iPod Touch. The price isn’t bad—$1.99 for 12 months—but this could go up after the first year. From Nate’s Ebook News comes word that Opera has updated its e-book reader widget. Only reads DRM-free EPUB, but Nate seemed to find it a decent reading experience. The EFF has updated “Unintended Consequences”, its annual “__ years under the DMCA” whitepaper. The time count now stands at 12, and the paper...