The story of the e-book reader wasn't meant to be like this. Cheap, simple, easy to read in natural light and with a long battery life, the Kindle and its ilk were meant to be to shelves heaving with books what the iPod was to stacks of CDs and LPs. What could go wrong?Friday, 4 May, 2012, 12:00am
While its sleek silver aluminium look and feel, and the fact that it is only 1.3-cm thick, obviously conjures up visions of the Macbook Air, the Acer Aspire S3 is definitely much more than an Air wannabe.23 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
When was the last time a story leaped off the page at you? Until now, reading books on the Kindle or iPad has been a change in medium, not message, but new animated and media-rich publications could be about to make story time a lot more interactive.2 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
Netbooks are everywhere these days, but this new model from Acer comes with an extra twist. While the Acer Aspire One Happy runs the standard Windows 7 Starter Edition, it also comes with a second personality that turns it into an Android 2.1 machine.10 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
There might not be much that stands out in this netbook from mainland PC maker Hasee, but for just under HK$2,000, you can take one home.16 Apr 2010 - 12:00am
It's a brand new year in gadgetland and there are lots of new gadgets already announced for a 2010 launch. Quite apart from Apple's new iTablet or iPhone upgrade, one very exciting development is the Entourage Edge, a dual-purpose PC/ e-book reader from US company Entourage.3 Jan 2010 - 12:00am
You must have heard about the Amazon Kindle by now, but you probably couldn't get one unless you travelled to the US and then you can only download books while you were there.
That all changed this week, with Amazon announcing it will ship the Kindle overseas, including Hong Kong, where it will be available later this month. You even get free shipping.9 Oct 2009 - 12:00am
The only form of media that hasn't really gone digital - at least in Hong Kong - is books. While you can download music, films and TV shows from the internet, you still need to buy your books at the store.
With Sony's latest Reader, the PRS-300, you get a pocket-size electronic gadget with a 5-inch display that lets you download, and read, your favourite titles.9 Aug 2009 - 12:00am
Perhaps due to their relatively high price, tablet PCs, with their flip-screen ability, never really took off. But that's set to change, since Taiwanese company Gigabyte is doing for the tablet PC what netbook manufacturers did for notebooks.2 Aug 2009 - 12:00am
Dell Computers has rounded out its portfolio of ultra portable laptops with the Inspiron Mini 10, which fits in between its previous 9-inch and 12-inch display models.20 Mar 2009 - 12:00am