This thing lets you read PDF’s, XHTML files, and text files (of course). AND!!! AND!!! you can listen to Mp3’s. Holy Cow! Read your afternoon paper – that isn’t paper – and listen to some music at the same time on the same device. That sounds like heaven! Actually audiobooks (in the correct format) can be listened from this device.
Here’s my favorite trick: use a digital pen and scribble on the touchscreen. Your notes or drawings can be recorded with the magazine or book you are reading. The mind boggles. This device is expensive so it will be used by businessmen and lawyers and others who can afford it for now, but eventually students and people like me will enjoy the advantages. Imagine me putting all 400 plus science fiction books I have in the iLiad? This thing has a search function and other “electronic bookmarks” so I can find my favorite passages in my Asimov novels. Cool!
Written by Cecilia