Category Archives: Toy Box

Toy Box posts are dedicated to the electronic devices that will bring storytelling into the 21st century. We discuss and review the electronic reader’s features, talk about the application these devices can have to digital publishing, and share news and developments regarding these awesome toys.

Fight Night: Undisputed Champion of the World, iPad vs. Amazon’s Android Tab

The HP TouchPad lasted all of 2 rounds in the tablet ring against the iron fists of the iPad. All the while, the undisputed champion of the world seems to only be growing more popular with every new tablet that … Continue reading

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Google Has a Serious Page Turner: Story HD

The media and content tycoons at Google have announced the release of their own e-reader that will be available this Sunday for $140.00–a price that compares to the Kindle. They teamed up with product manufacturer, Iriver, assembling the Story HD. … Continue reading

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HP vs Apple

Apple released the iPad 2 last March to the delight of millions of tablet users who wanted an even better Apple product. Well, Apple takes another stride to perfect the formula with the iPad 3 which, rumor has it, will … Continue reading

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Cloud Services and its Effects on the eBook

Steve Jobs of Apple announced the iCloud on June 6th to an elated audience at the Worldwide Developers Conference1. This was great news for consumers who paid $100 a year to back up their email, contact book and calendar for … Continue reading

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An Inkling of Hope For Students

One thing that I hate as a college student is a textbook: the annoying lines to buy one, the cost to own one, the paperwork to rent one, the weight in my book bag and the sheer bulk that takes … Continue reading

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Nook Goes Touch Screen

Barnes & Noble just announced the newest Nook, a watered-down version of the Nook Color, which will replace the first generation Nook (Wi-Fi) and the second generation (Wi-Fi + 3G). Why might people get excited about this simplified version of … Continue reading

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Kobo: How It Compares

The Kobo Wireless eReader is one of the newest eBook readers in the market. With so many eReaders and eBook online platforms out there (Amazon’s Kindle, Barnes & Noble’s Nook and the [oops, we’re sorry about the Playstation Network] Sony … Continue reading

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Pixel Qi – It’s Kinda Like Eye Candy

I know this post will excite my girlfriend to say the least. A few months ago, she and I were shopping around for a notebook computer. She was very hesitant to settle on a model because she was not a … Continue reading

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Android or iOS? You May Not Have to Make a Choice.

Digital publishers face an easy choice when it comes to platforming traditional textual content. Epub is an open standard that can be supported by any OS, and is available on nearly any tablet, mobile device, and e-reader equipped with the … Continue reading

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