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
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
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
Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD tablets and Paperwhite ereader will hit the Aussie market in early October. Independent online retailer and Kindle specialist Readershop.com.au will import both of the new Kindles, along with the updated first-gen Fire and entry-level 6 inch Kindle. “They&rsq...
POSTED 10 Sep, 2012 0 Comments
Picked up a book for a long flight, finished it and ready for another? Helsinki Airport and Finnair are suggesting that you swap it for one left by another passenger in their airport book swap, currently under construction in a small shop in Terminal 2. A book swap (using actual books) is an int...
POSTED 1 May, 2012 1 Comment
Amazon's Kindle Touch is now available over the counter and online from Dick Smith stores. The fourth-gen ebook reader starts at $185 for the wifi-only model, with the WiFi+3G version priced at $249. Apart from connectivity – with the 3G model allowing you to browse, buy and download...
POSTED 26 Mar, 2012 0 Comments
"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
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
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
Best Laptop for Australian Business Travellers: MacBook Air & Toshiba Satellite Z830 There’s no argument that thin-and-light laptops are best for frequent flyers, and at the close of 2011 that means the evolutionary notebook branch known as the ultrabook. Barely-there weights and wais...
POSTED 20 Dec, 2011 2 Comments
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
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
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 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
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
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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