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Teleread's hands-on of the iRex iLiad
#1  Alexander Turcic 03-26-2006, 06:54 AM
edit: Don't miss Branko's follow-up where he answers reader questions!

Teleread's savvy contributor Branko Collin managed to visit those folks from iRex Technologies and to get a first hands-on glimpse of the iRex iLiad, you know this e-book reader that has a crushing complement of features: 8.1" 1024x768 touch-enabled E Ink display, WiFi 802.11b, 64MB Ram + 224MB Flash, and support for PDF, XHTML, TXT, MP3.

Branko discovered a few new interesting details:
Make sure to visit Teleread to see a bunch of new photos depicting the iLiad in all its beauty. Our thanks to Branko for making the trip to the iRex headquarters.
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#2  Laurens 03-26-2006, 07:36 AM
That slow refresh bothers me.
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#3  doctorow 03-26-2006, 07:38 AM
Quote Laurens
That slow refresh bothers me.
Especially when you see how nicely the Jinke HanLin readers do screen refresh. I think there are a couple of links to videos on the comparison page.

Edit: Here we go: http://www.the-ebook.org/files/jinke/CIMG2367.AVI
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#4  Alexander Turcic 03-26-2006, 08:03 AM
Quote doctorow
Especially when you see how nicely the Jinke HanLin readers do screen refresh. I think there are a couple of links to videos on the comparison page.

Edit: Here we go: http://www.the-ebook.org/files/jinke/CIMG2367.AVI
Actually I think it's similar to the iRex; watch when the person presses a key how it takes about a second to start the refresh and then another to finish it. The actual refresh might take around one second only, but it seems, like Branko said, there is another second involved in either rendering the content internally or transfering it from the memory to the E Ink screen.
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#5  CommanderROR 03-26-2006, 03:30 PM
the second part is up now.
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#6  gkbeer 03-27-2006, 12:11 AM
Doesn't it render/buffer the next/last page(s) while reading the current one?

Edit: I like the idea of using a glass front. I'm hoping it is more wear resistant.
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#7  luag 03-27-2006, 11:37 AM
glass?
will that be better than plastic covered ones + screen protector?

no other protective case?
to my knowledge...glass breaks...

i think hanlin is better in this regard...
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#8  ultim8fury 03-27-2006, 11:16 PM
Shame that the Hanlin has very little in the way of anti-relecttive coating on their screen though. ( from looking at available pictures. )
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#9  TaKir 03-28-2006, 02:54 AM
Quote ultim8fury
Shame that the Hanlin has very little in the way of anti-relecttive coating on their screen though. ( from looking at available pictures. )
Info from Jinke V8 owner... (from first hands, so to say)

Chinese put 2 (two) coating films on the screen of V8! )))

It's realy so! One coating film can be seen and removed just like in many other devices, like pda etc.

The other film is almost "invisible".
No one can suspect, there is one more coating film.

The edges of the film are under the plastic frame of the V8's body.
It can be carefully removed with a little help of a needle.

After this the screen is absolutely pretty! Almost no reflection at all!
So a secret of V8 ))))

Since 9-th of march it was never charged! The power saving and usage of the device is tremendous!
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#10  CommanderROR 03-28-2006, 03:53 AM
HeyTaKir!

Could you perhaps write a review of your device for the forum?

Also...how did you manage to obtain one of these and how much did you pay???
Did you go to China directly?
Thanks.
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