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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Anything I present here is provided as-is, and is not in any way guaranteed to be accurate or free of errors. You tinker with your device at your own risk.

Despite losing in the looks department to Sony, the irwx is one of those products that make you realize just how incredible an entire category could become once the price is right. Our own Jon “Hannibal” Stokes summed up the problem this way:. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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Instead, it stores them in an iLiad-compatible format that can’t be read except by specialized PC software. Programs for recreation, including audio playback, sudokuand calendars, are rapidly growing community content available for use on the iLiad.

The distributor of the iLiad is iRex Technologies, a Philips spin-off company. It’s quite accurate so long as you don’t try to do engineering drawings, and trying to draw notes on a irxe of music is also tricky. Description of the main components, disk partitions, boot sequence and installation packages of the Iliad.

In SeptemberiRex Technologies released an update to the iLiad. The exact dimensions of this unit are x x 16 mm 8. For most of us in the modern world, iiliad book is a commodity lliad be consumed and then discarded after one reading.

Retrieved from ” https: Make the changes, and it’s ready for publication. The board generates a magnetic field, but does so only when the stylus is detached from its cradle.


The Iliad runs a Linux operating system, and most of its software is open source. As you can see in the images, the iLiad has a unique feature that runs down its left side. This is the iLiad Version 2 without WiFi and a new silver look. The three buttons below the Flipbar are up, down, and select.

I have not yet tried it all out myself. A far more important and less obvious peculiarity to some is its hackability.

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

As the name would imply, this device is designed more for reading ebooks than the business-oriented Digital Reader series. It supports 16 levels of gray scale, and uses the same electronic paper technology as other ereaders.

Our in-depth evaluations of the Sony Reader and Amazon Kindle iex up a long list of drawbacks including high price, hard-to-click buttons, slow refresh rates, DRMed content, poor music-playing functionality, and non-interactivity. One of the advanced features of the iLiad iiliad the ability to add notes to existing documents. Independent users have also reported successful porting of mobile web browsers to iLiad’s Linux platform, although with limited functionality and many bugs.

In MayiRex Technologies added a third installment to the iLiad line of products, this time branded under the name iLiad Book Edition. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Chief among them is the fact that annotations can’t be easily passed back to the PC. The iLiad’s main selling point is the touchscreen with an integrated Wacom sensor board, which gives the device a notepad-like feature.

The iLiad was an electronic handheld device, or e-Readerwhich could be used for document reading and editing. 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 ipiad. You won’t be slaughtered in the night by rampaging Achaeans—certainly good news—but you will have contend with some issues.


Because of its ilad Linux operating system, the iLiad is able to run third party applications created for it. Through its wireless service, iDS, the iLiad can also directly download content. I’ve done so below; if it’s not obvious and it’s probably notthis is my artistic rendition of Managing Editor Eric Bangeman taking a spacewalk outside the Orbiting HQ. Enter your email address to receive updates: But the iLiad has a lot to like.

It was initially advertised in Decemberto be launched in Aprilbut was delayed until July, when it started to be sold as a beta product. You must login or create an account to comment. Inappropriate use or interpretation of this information may require you to have your device repaired by the manufacturer, or even buy a new one.

Insales of the iLiad ended when its parent company, iRex Technologies, filed for bankruptcy. They are very helpful and readily found via search engines, but are not a coherent whole.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Book Edition is the third-generation in the iLiad line, and has been out of stock on the iRex website for some time. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. The iRex Iliad is an electronic book reader device. Nate Anderson Nate is the deputy editor at Ars Technica, where he oversees long-form feature content and writes about technology law and policy.

When it was introduced, the Iliad had largest screen size of existing e-paper products, but the newer iRex Digital Reader ‘s I used the iLiad’s thinnest ink setting for the picture below.

Most of the complaints toward iRex center around speed of release of SDKs and other information. They have aroundebooks to choose from.