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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iRex iLiad Book Edition

iliae They have aroundebooks to choose from. The three buttons below the Flipbar are up, down, and select. This is a Good Thing TM Description of the main components, disk partitions, boot sequence and installation packages of the Iliad. Good for rough sketches, not real artwork.

The exact igex of this unit are x x 16 mm 8. Writing directly krex the screen makes the ebook feel that much more like a “real” book. Sadly, as the Odyssey reminds us, attractive and innovative mechanical products often hide some problems. In MayiRex Technologies added a third installment to the iLiad line of products, this time branded under the name iLiad Book Edition. For instance, my dog-eared copy of Hans Georg Gadamer’s Truth and Method has six years’ worth of markings in it, markings that are valuable traces of an ongoing, interactive relationship.

With the integrated Wacom tablet and stylus, it is possible to write iliaf on almost any document and those notes will remain on that document whenever it is viewed on the iLiad.

Despite losing in the looks department to Sony, the iLiad is one of those products that make you realize just how incredible an entire category could become once the price is right.

Using the desktop software, those notes can be merged into the original document. Instead, ired stores them in an iLiad-compatible format that can’t be read except by specialized PC software.

iLiad Book Edition Review – iRex eReader

One of the advanced features of the iLiad is the ability to add notes to existing documents. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He is the author of The Internet Police: Articles lacking in-text citations from July All articles lacking in-text citations Commons category link is locally defined.


On the iLiad itself, though, the annotation features work perfectly and feel just like marking up a paperback. Make the changes, and it’s ready for publication. This is the iLiad Version 2 without WiFi and a new silver look. While officially called “iLiad 2nd Edition”, it is generally noted as a minor update to the original. The two above it are menu buttons. You can draw on it, tap to zoom, takes notes, and navigate pages. Documentation on the device itself is also sorely lacking. You won’t be slaughtered in the night by rampaging Achaeans—certainly good news—but you will have contend with some issues.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to iLiad. Writing means the iLiad is more than an ebook reader. You can vary the width of the ink, which comes in handy for jotting notes in the margins of books and pictures. Other versions may differ in some respects.

It’s quite accurate so long as you don’t try to do engineering drawings, and trying to draw notes on a staff of music is also tricky. It supports 16 levels of gray scale, and uses the same electronic paper technology as other ereaders. We’re fascinated by the idea of ebooks, but implementations of the concept have so far been dogged with flaws. The annotated images are stored in separate directories on the iLiad, which is a mass storage device that can be hooked up to either Mac or Windows and treated as a USB drive.

A hacker’s guide to the iRex Iliad

The Iliad runs a Linux operating system, and most of its software is open source. It was initially advertised in Decemberto be launched in Aprilbut was delayed until July, when it started to be sold as a beta product. Enter your email address to receive updates: You’ll need to download their free software to purchase books, then transfer them to the iLiad with the USB cable.


It’s this last one that truly separates an ebook from an actual book. This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. For other uses, see Iliad disambiguation. The distributor of the iLiad is iRex Technologies, a Philips spin-off company. Views Read Edit View history. When it lrex introduced, the Iliad had largest screen size of existing e-paper products, but the newer iRex Digital Reader ‘s If you want to download DRM protected ebooks, Mobipocket is your source.

Inappropriate use or interpretation of this information may require you to have your device repaired by the manufacturer, or even buy a new one. Because of its open Linux operating system, the iLiad is able to run third party applications created for it.

A new approach for turning pages. 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. It allows for quick and smooth navigation through pages. The software allows annotations to iiad merged into PDF files, but requires a PDF printer and doesn’t appear to help with annotations on text files.

A far more important and less obvious peculiarity to some is its hackability. Skip to main content The iLiad and the Odyssey. But there are some books that we go back to again and again, especially those of us who are scholars by trade and who find ourselves butting up against the same classics throughout our careers.

Most of the hacking tutorials are mailing list posts on the mobileread forum. Anything I present here is provided as-is, and is not in any way guaranteed to be accurate or free of errors. There are also a number of websites you can download free ebooks from, such as Manybooks.