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[CES 2010] Hands-on With The WikiReader

[CES 2010] Hands-on With The WikiReader

WikiReader (Image property OhGizmo!)
By Andrew Liszewski

I’m still a bit skeptical about the need for a $99 monochrome device that simply provides an offline copy of Wikipedia, but I had a chance to play with the WikiReader today, and found myself utterly entranced with the random button. The device itself is light and simple, and if I had to sum up the monochrome display and touch screen in one word I would definitely call it ‘usable’, but I instantly warmed up to that ‘random’ button you can see in the lower left corner which provided a kind of a ‘word-of-the-day’ calendar experience. Now normally I don’t sit at my computer all day looking up random articles on Wikipedia to pass the time, but I could probably find myself killing a moment or two of boredom with this device.

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2 responses to “[CES 2010] Hands-on With The WikiReader”

  1. Jessicat says:

    I've been trying to convince a certain someone that this would be great to have when he's bored. The man read the dictionary and encyclopedia set for fun. How could he not want this?

  2. Jessicat says:

    I've been trying to convince a certain someone that this would be great to have when he's bored. The man read the dictionary and encyclopedia set for fun. How could he not want this?