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Old 09-22-2008, 08:43 AM   #61
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For all the Dutch speaking folks 'round here:

http://www.ebookreaders.nl/irex_digi...er_1000_review

A review which has appeared already (though indicating it was released at 15:00, my clock is still telling me that takes about 20 more minutes), naming a few more details about the device:

. 1280x1024 resolution
. Basic edition €499, Touchscreen (stylus!) Edition €599, Wifi&BT added €?.
. Touch-sensitive control-buttons
. Battery-life is rated at 24h instead of 60-70h
. Search functionality for PDF!

Seeing the fact that the review was probably not to be released 'till three o'clock, I'm guessing that's the time Irex itself will reveal the machine.

Edit: At the time of the latest edit, the official release has appeared.

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Old 09-22-2008, 08:54 AM   #62
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the machine is revealed
http://www.irextechnologies.com/irexdr1000

Must say that I'm not that impressed... the major selling point would be the "print to iliad" thing?
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Old 09-22-2008, 08:56 AM   #63
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For all the Dutch speaking folks 'round here:

http://www.ebookreaders.nl/irex_digi...er_1000_review
Hey, I speak Dutch! Here's a slightly-mangled Google Translate version for the Dutch-impaired:
http://translate.google.com/translat...-8&sl=nl&tl=en

Very light on substance, this review.

One interesting bit from the (now open iRex site):
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The iRex Digital Reader 1000 series, will offer three products within the range, from the DR 1000 basic reader version, the DR 1000 S equipped with a stylus for writing which can serve as an unending notepad, to the DR 1000 SW with stylus, plus WIFI and Bluetooth connectivity.
The iRex webshop is down for maintenance, but it is already on ebookreaders.nl:
http://www.ebookreaders.nl/

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Old 09-22-2008, 08:58 AM   #64
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the machine is revealed
http://www.irextechnologies.com/irexdr1000

Must say that I'm not that impressed... the major selling point would be the "print to iliad" thing?
...1280x1024?!
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Old 09-22-2008, 09:07 AM   #65
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Interesting unfortunally tech specs not yet online.

What I am nosy at, is the differences to the iLiad and where they listened to customers and where they couldn't do the tech. Okay things I see:
* larger screen
* more battery life
* two handed control
* removal of useless buttons at the bottom
* far more options in price/features

Things I wonder about:
* How about this (IMHO stupid) traveler hub? Still there, or gone away?
* Hybernation? (I really think they wouldn't dare to sell a new device without)
* SD card compability? (and is CF still there, or did it die in favor of SD?)

Things that didn't work out:
* I guess its still WACOM, with the same old writing gap (and the redicolous pricing policy of WACOM. /me hates Wacom!)
* The same old writing toothpick that just hurts in your hands when used for more than just a few minutes pointing at stuff.
* The screen itself will likely not have better reflexion specs than the classic iliad.
* I know colors are very subjective, I just wonder why they didn't do it the other way around, that is the border white and the buttons black. Since its proven that black borders are more strenuousness to eyes than light colored ones, due to the contrast. That is why only light colored screens get CO99.

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Old 09-22-2008, 09:14 AM   #66
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Oh I see at the shop are some more specs, so to answer some:

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* How about this (IMHO stupid) traveler hub? Still there, or gone away?
Seems to be gone. Yay. However the Rj45 connector seems to be gone too.

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SD card compability? (and is CF still there, or did it die in favor of SD?)
Edit: Yes. But CF gone... *shrug*

Edit 2: Oh one question, battery now user replaceable? Or still this apple if the battery is old (2 years on daily use) its time to buy a new device! (or send it in, which is expensive too).

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Old 09-22-2008, 09:21 AM   #67
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- traveler Hub is gone.
- Network RJ45 is gone.
- charging via USB
- SDHC cards supported as far as i know.
- battery still not user replaceable.

One personal observation. The device seems quite a bit faster than the iLiad. And the new Software seems to be quite nice aswell. Had only time to play around for a few minutes unfortunately.
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Old 09-22-2008, 09:21 AM   #68
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No . Well they say "SD card up to 1 GB" This is likely the same old MMC compatible only slot... Seriously iRex what where you thinking? Almost every other eReader can take SD cards without size limitations. Whats so difficult in fixing this?
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1GB austauschbare SD Karte (kann gegen größere Karten ausgetauscht werden)
So 1GB is included but not MAX. It does not say anything about SDHC though. But it would be lame if it is still nonSDHC.
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Old 09-22-2008, 09:23 AM   #69
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tribble, can you post some photos for size comparison to the iRex and the Cybook if you find the time ?
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Old 09-22-2008, 09:27 AM   #70
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So 1GB is included but not MAX. It does not say anything about SDHC though. But it would be lame if it is still nonSDHC.
Ah okay, my fault in understanding this.

Yes SDHD card is fine. And CF gone I don't mind, SD is much better than CF.
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Old 09-22-2008, 09:30 AM   #71
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tribble, can you post some photos for size comparison to the iRex and the Cybook if you find the time ?
I wish i could, but i dont have the DR1000S here yet. But its quite a bit bigger than the iLiad, screenwise. Its thinner though. And it seemed quite a bit more responsive than the iLiad.
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Had only time to play around for a few minutes unfortunately.
Please please tribble you have to make video review. please.......

The design seems cleaner and I'm quite pleased...

OTOH if what they said about battery life turns out to be true....
iRex you had a chance to do it right... why screw again with power management.

Still, here's hoping that the numbers are for the S-model. (which, naturally, consumes more)

Now we have to wait for tribble.
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Old 09-22-2008, 09:45 AM   #73
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I can't wait for a review of the new reader. I hope the screen is more conducive to note taking.

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Old 09-22-2008, 09:46 AM   #74
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Please please tribble you have to make video review. please.......
Now we have to wait for tribble.
Well, i wish i could. I dont have one yet. I have seen a working prototype a couple of weeks ago. When i have one, i will do it as soon as possible.
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Old 09-22-2008, 09:47 AM   #75
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