Reviews & hands-on

  • Apps

    APP OF THE DAY: Yellow Submarine review (iPad / iPhone /iPod touch)

    By 13 December 2011

    While not strictly applications, some ebooks are so interactive and full of enhanced content that they're just as valid for an App of the Day as any dedicated software. After all, the superb interactive Alice in Wonderland may be classified as an app,...

  • Online 3 out of 5

    BeBook Club review

    By 3 December 2010

    The BeBook Club is a pared-down version of the BeBook Neo - minus the Wi-Fi connectivity and sporting a redesigned navigation control. The device boasts a 6-inch E-Ink display with an 800 x 600-pixel resolution and a rather average 8 levels of grey. The...

  • Gadgets 0 out of 5

    First Look: Amazon Kindle Keyboard 3G review

    By 30 July 2010

    The Kindle is the most popular ebook reader in the US, dominating the market and in the process selling not just thousands, but millions. So do we need another smaller, lighter, cheaper version or should you just stick with either what you've got or not...

  • Gadgets 3 out of 5

    Cool-er ebook reader review

    By 20 January 2010

    Ebook readers aren't new - but it's only recently that there has been enough industry support and books available to bother buying them. Just in time for this explosion is the Cool-e-reader or Cool-er, a budget, lightweight ebook reader. What you first...

  • Gadgets 4 out of 5

    iRiver Story ebook reader review

    By 16 December 2009

    Ebook readers are for travellers, right? Wrong. Take frequent flyers: can anything that has to be switched off during take-off and landing really be considered "great for travellers"? Not really, but if you don't confuse the genre with that bastion of...

  • Gadgets 3.5 out of 5

    Sony PRS-600 Reader Touch Edition ebook review

    By 2 December 2009

    Sony's Touch Edition Reader, the PRS-600, looks to answer a lot of questions and push ebooks to a wider audience. Adding touch interaction and the ability to highlight and scribble notes on your books means it is likely to appeal to students and researchers....

  • Gadgets 4 out of 5

    Sony PRS-300 Reader Pocket Edition ebook review

    By 17 November 2009

    The ebook reader market seems to be gaining momentum if you take an increasing diversity of devices as an indicator. The idea of an ebook replacing your collection of dusty novels is still in its infancy, but with the PRS-300, the "Pocket Edition", we...

  • Gadgets 0 out of 5

    Sony PRS-600 Reader Touch Edition ebook - First Look review

    By 26 August 2009

    Announced at the beginning of August, Sony has now officially launched the Sony Reader Touch Edition ebook at an event at the New York Public Library and at the British Library in London. Pocket-lint was on hand to grab a quick hands-on play with the...

  • Gadgets 3.5 out of 5

    Amazon Kindle DX ebook review

    By 24 June 2009

    According to Amazon, Kindle users buy 2.6 times as many books as other customers - and even purchase the same number of printed books that they did before. So why did one attendee of Book Expo America last month confess to wanting to punch an owner of...

  • Gadgets 3 out of 5

    BeBook ebook review

    By 1 April 2009

    You like reading. Everything else in your life has gone digital, so why not the books you read? But has BeBook got what it takes to challenge the Sony Reader here in the UK or the Amazon Kindle in the US? We get reading to find out. Where the BeBook hopes...

  • Gadgets 4 out of 5

    Sony Reader PRS-505 ebook review

    By 9 September 2008

    We first looked at the Sony Reader (PRS-505) a few months back. We have now lived with the Reader for some time and following the UK launch with the associated Waterstones website behind it, the time seems right to delve a little deeper. We had a good...

  • Gadgets 0 out of 5

    Sony Reader PRS-505 ebook - First Look review

    By 30 July 2008

    Digital books are finally coming of age having been talked about at great length. But can Sony’s offering impress? Pocket-lint got hands-on with the new Sony Reader for a First Look. Wrapped in a leather cover, you could easily mistake the Reader for...

  • Gadgets 3.5 out of 5

    Bookeen Cybook Gen3 e-book reader review

    By 21 July 2008

    The Amazon Kindle might be the e-book reader that everyone knows, but as it is not available to anyone outside the US, readers in the UK have got to use something else. Is the Booken Cybook Gen3 the answer? We get reading to find out. Roughly the size...