Archive for March, 2010

E-Readers

March 29th, 2010

So you’re an avid reader and wondering what’s an amazon kindle, sony reader, and all this stuff about iPad taking over the world? Guess what I’m here to help.

Kindle is an Amazon product which immediately should grab your attention considering Amazon was made to sell books on the internet. Amazon has the largest digital book catalog, will this last for long? No, as publishers recognize the “E-book” demand most books will be available to any medium. Amazon has taken it upon themselves to create a type of “Notes” which they may decide to sell on an individual basis and lets just consider them “cliff notes”. These Notes allows you the note taker to share through Amazon. While Amazon allows people to rate them.

Sony Reader, well lets just say Sony always stays with competition. Sony has decided to line themselves up with everyone else and jump in. Sony really has to do some catching up but as always they do very well. While Sony’s list isn’t as extensive it is something to make mention of.

iPad! This reminds me of a comedian who once said “Where the Pads at?” haha. Apple has placed themselves nicely. While the iPad is a lightweight Netbook/iPhone/iPod they have also created a device that will also provide the ability to read books just the same. I’d watch out for this one. Amazon obviously recognizes that people will want to use the iPad and has already made a Kindle app for the iPhone. I’m sure they’ll be making one for the iPad also in order to retain customers since publications is the way they came into this world.

Long story short… Do you love to flip pages, smell the book, feel the weight of all the pages you’re going to rip through? I’m the same… But E-readers will be here to stay, get with it!

Costs:

Amazon Kindle $259

Sony E-Reader $244

iPad $499

Cost of each book?

Amazon $9.99

Sony $9.99

iPad – TBD – but i’m sure it won’t stray to far from the competition.

Let me remind you that iPad is just like the iPod Touch/iPhone and will allow you to view e-books as apps whereas many are made available for free through the Apps Store.

3D Televisions

March 10th, 2010

So alot of people have been asking me about the new 3D TV’s. Most people I speak to have the wrong impression and assume that the TV will automatically make the image appear in “3D”. Well the truth is that the latest 3D televisions coming out will try their best to reproduce the image in a “3D format”. Yes the 3D format is what you think it is, a blurry image that you will have to use 3D glasses with. Oh and yes Panasonic is working on coming out with a TV that will not require you to wear glasses but that is not in the immediate future. Please remember if you’re looking to purchase a 3D TV that you will also have to purchase the glasses which will be around $150 each. Additionally the glasses are specific to the manufacture and cannot be used with other “3D” TV’s. So if you buy a 3D TV and plan on having everyone over for a Superbowl Party get ready to charge everyone $150 bucks for their glasses or get ready to dole out some cash for the extra people you’ll be having over.

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