The deadly mimic

January 17, 2007

iriver E-BOOk

Best bookish news from this years CES show in Las Vegas: iriver, best known for their pretty iPod competitors, have announced a rather pretty ebook. A direct competitor to the Sony Reader, iriver’s ebook takes the looking-like-a-pbook game to the next level: two facing e-ink ‘pages’, both touch-sensitive for easy page turning. It takes AAA batteries for what iriver claims will be up to six months use, and to top it all off it comes handsomely bound in leather.

The prototype E-BOOk (which is apparently the annoyingly capitalised name) runs Adobe Reader LE – a mobile version of the ubiquitous pdf-reading software for phones and small devices such as ebooks. As mentioned before, we’re not all that keen on pdf for its restrictions and potentially disastrous DRM, but the consumer will decide. There’s not much else known about the device as yet – including how its e-ink screen refresh compares with that of the Sony – but it’s another step towards the deadly mimic.

iriver E-BOOk

Images, Via Engadget.


  1. Hi.
    Good design, who make it?

    Comment by Shoowjoitte — November 28, 2007 @ 12:19 pm

  2. Er, iriver?

    Comment by James Bridle — November 28, 2007 @ 12:52 pm

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