• Kindle Oasis: Amazon's thinnest, lightest, priciest ebook reader

    Amazon's new Kindle Oasis ebook reader is predictably smaller, lighter and with longer battery life. More of a surprise, though, is that battery life now stretches from weeks to months – and the price tag seems to have grown accordingly, hitting a solid $449. That's a lot of money for an ...

    POSTED 14 Apr, 2016 8 Comments

  • Amazon Kindle Voyage ebook reader now on sale in Australia

    TECH | With a name like Voyage, Amazon's latest Kindle ebook reader sounds like it's made for the traveller. It's certainly the thinnest, lightest and brightest member of the Kindle family: a Twiggy-esque 7.6mm at the waist, a mere 180 grams on the scales, yet boasting a crisp, sh...

    POSTED 1 May, 2015 0 Comments

  • In-flight reading: iPad, Kindle, magazines or a good book?

    So you're off on (another) business trip. You've settled into your seat on the plane, with many hours stretching ahead of you. You reach into your carry-on bag and pull out – what? An iPad? A Kindle? The latest issue of your favourite magazine, or a book? It certainly seems that books, at...

    POSTED 24 Sep, 2014 9 Comments

  • Jetstar to allow gate-to-gate iPads, Kindles, smartphones

    Passengers on Jetstar flights can use portable gadgets such as their phones, tablets and eReaders from gate to gate from the first departures on Saturday August 30. That includes domestic flights within both Australia and New Zealand, trans-Tasman services and also Jetstar’s international ...

    POSTED 29 Aug, 2014 3 Comments

  • Qantas, Virgin Australia allow gate-to-gate gadgets

    UPDATE | Passengers on domestic Virgin Australia flights, along with domestic and international Qantas flights, can now use their iPads, Kindles and other personal electronic devices on a 'gate to gate' basis from today, Tuesday August 26. In plain language, that means you'll be able to keep you...

    POSTED 26 Aug, 2014 31 Comments

  • Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite now on sale in Australia

    Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite ereader has reached Australian shores, going on sale from today from Independent online retailer and Kindle specialist Readershop.com.au. The Paperwhite retains the travel-friendly 6 inch screen size, slim profile and light weight of the Kindle family, ...

    POSTED 12 Oct, 2012 5 Comments

  • New Kobo ebook readers and Android tablet on their way

    It’s perhaps not the best timing, considering the debut of new Kindles from Amazon, but competitor Kobo has a trio of ebook readers on their way – including the Arc, its first Android-powered ‘multimedia tablet’. The Kobo Arc will of course go head to head against Amazon&...

    POSTED 12 Sep, 2012 0 Comments

  • Using iPads, Kindles at takeoff & landing? FAA takes "fresh look"

    "Please feel free to continue using your electronic devices after the aircraft doors close..." could be what you hear from flight attendants in the cabin if air safety regulators get their act together and finally certify that your iPad or Kindle won't make the plane fall out of the sky. It's a ...

    POSTED 21 Mar, 2012 1 Comment

  • Amazon releases Kindle Touch for Australia

    IN BRIEF | Amazon is now shipping the Kindle Touch to Australia, giving travellers another choice in the ebook stakes. The US$139 Kindle Touch is a touch-screen version of the keyboard-less Kindle Wi-Fi sold by Dick Smith Electronics for A$139, although of course you have to factor in deliv...

    POSTED 6 Feb, 2012 2 Comments

  • Amazon's Kindle Touch, Kindle Fire now available in Australia

    Frequent flyers who like to pack an ebook reader into their travel kit now have more options to choose from, with the latest Kindle Touch and Kindle Fire tablet both available through online seller ReaderShop.com.au. Whereas Dick Smith Electronics restricts its range to the Kindle Keyboard 3G an...

    POSTED 18 Jan, 2012 1 Comment

  • Ebook advice for the Australian traveller: which Kindle to buy?

    Business travellers are increasingly toting around one of two types of tablets – a small slim ebook reader or a larger and more versatile touchscreen device like the iPad or its many Android challengers. In the ebook stakes, Amazon’s Kindle remains the device de jour. The AusBT team ...

    POSTED 7 Dec, 2011 1 Comment

  • Kobo Touch ebook reader makes Aussie debut this month at $179

    If it's time to add an ebook reader to your travel kit then your timing couldn't be better. In addition to Amazon's newest Kindle 4, which recently launched in Australia for $139, Borders – or more correctly, its online site borders.com.au – is set to launch the Kobo Touch ebook...

    POSTED 4 Nov, 2011 0 Comments

  • New Amazon Kindle launches in Australia next week for $139

    UPDATE | With Amazon's new Kindle 4 ebook reader now available in Australia, alongside the Kindle Keyboard model, we've put together this practical guide to which Kindle is best to buy. PREVIOUS | Amazon's latest Kindle ebook reader will hit Australia next week, but it won't be th...

    POSTED 26 Oct, 2011 2 Comments

  • Amazon's Kindle ebook reader arrives in Aussie stores

    Amazon's Kindle ebook reader is set for local release later this month, with Dick Smith and Big W stores launching both the WiFi and 3G editions of the Kindle on August 29. This will finally allow prospective buyers to get their hands on the Kindle and assess its crisp 6 inch screen, compact siz...

    POSTED 9 Aug, 2011 0 Comments

  • First Look: Kobo WiFi ereader takes on Kindle, Sony

    Borders’ new Kobo WiFi ereader raises the stakes against Amazon’s Kindle and the Sony Reader as ebook readers becoming increasingly popular with business travellers and frequent flyers. Selling for the same $179 as the original Kobo, the Kobo WiFi boasts four key improvements over th...

    POSTED 6 Dec, 2010 0 Comments

  • Over 60% of hotel guests want iPads available from front desk

    Hotels which are making the iPad available to borrow or rent from the front desk, or even including one in up-scale rooms are on the right track to win their guests' hearts and on-going loyalty. That's the take-out from a poll conducted by USA Today, which asked readers which electronic device t...

    POSTED 3 Dec, 2010 0 Comments

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