The iRex Iliad is an electronic book reader device. Its most obvious distinction is its large screen resolution (x pixels, now surpassed by the Digital. A comparative review of the iRex iLiad ereader by iRex. Discover sources for downloading free ebooks and ereader software. I purchased this second hand and had problems with it from the word go. I got in touch with Irex, the support team emailed me quickly with their response, signed .

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I have not yet tried it all out myself. On the Iliad, iRex has got two out of three right: If you’ve been holding off on ebook readers because they lack WiFi and the ability to scribble in the margins, you might want to welcome the iLiad inside your gates. This does, however, make for a shorter battery life than other ebook readers, at about 15 hours.

Despite losing in the looks department to Sony, the iLiad is one of those products that make you realize just how incredible an entire ires could become once the price is right. This page was last edited on 25 Mayat You won’t be slaughtered in the night by rampaging Achaeans—certainly good ipiad you will have contend with some issues.


It supports 16 levels of gray scale, and uses the same electronic paper technology as other ereaders. Because of its open Linux operating system, the iLiad is able to run third party applications created for it.

While officially called “iLiad 2nd Edition”, it is generally noted as a minor update to the original. When it was introduced, the Iliad had largest screen size of existing e-paper products, but the newer iRex Digital Reader ‘s Good for rough sketches, not real artwork.

You’ll need to download their free software to purchase books, then transfer them to the iLiad iliwd the USB cable. Writing means the iLiad is more than an ebook reader.

Documentation on the device itself is also sorely lacking. On iilad day that I finally come across a suitable hardcover copy of this book, I’ll have to go through my old trade paperback page by page and look for notes and markings to transfer over. You tinker with your device at your own risk. Other versions may differ in some respects.

For instance, my dog-eared copy of Hans Georg Gadamer’s Truth and Method has six years’ irsx of markings in it, markings that are valuable traces of an ongoing, interactive relationship. As has been pointed out before, the use of open-source software alone does not by itself make a device open and hackable. Inappropriate use irwx interpretation of this information may require you to have your device repaired by the manufacturer, or even buy a new one.

iLiad Book Edition Review – iRex eReader

This ifex a Good Thing TM Skip to main content The iLiad and the Odyssey. The iRex Iliad is an electronic book reader device. The software allows annotations to be merged into PDF files, but requires a PDF printer and doesn’t appear to help with annotations on text files. Views Read Edit View history.

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As the name would imply, this device is designed more for reading ebooks than the business-oriented Digital Reader series. In MayiRex Technologies added a third installment to the iLiad line of products, this time branded under the name iLiad Book Edition. This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. One byproduct of the custom stylus is that the screen doesn’t respond to fingernails, stray knuckle taps, or non-iRex styli.

A resonant circuit in the stylus receives the magnetic energy and uses it to transmit a signal back to the sensor board, which reads the pen’s location, angle, and speed atop the screen.

Putting pen to e-paper: iRex iLiad ebook reader review

Make the changes, and it’s ready for publication. The Book Edition is the third-generation in the iLiad line, and has been out of stock on the iRex website for some time. This is the iLiad Version 2 without WiFi and a new silver look.