The iRex Iliad is an electronic book reader device. Its most obvious distinction is its large screen resolution (x pixels, now surpassed by the Digital. A comparative review of the iRex iLiad ereader by iRex. Discover sources for downloading free ebooks and ereader software. I purchased this second hand and had problems with it from the word go. I got in touch with Irex, the support team emailed me quickly with their response, signed .

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This does, however, make for a shorter battery life than other ebook readers, at about 15 hours.

Putting pen to e-paper: iRex iLiad ebook reader review

Sadly, as the Odyssey reminds us, attractive and innovative mechanical products often hide some problems. Most of the complaints toward iRex center around speed of release of SDKs and other information. You’ll need to download their free software to purchase books, then transfer them to the iLiad with the USB cable.

Views Read Edit View history. As has been pointed out before, the use of open-source software alone does not by itself make a device open and hackable.

The Book Edition is the third-generation in the iLiad line, and has been out of stock on the iRex website for some time. The board generates a magnetic field, but does so only when the stylus is detached from its cradle. Writing means the iLiad is more than an ebook reader.

The iRex Iliad is an electronic book reader device. Chief among them is the fact that annotations can’t be easily passed back to the PC. The software allows annotations to be merged into PDF files, but requires a PDF printer and doesn’t appear to help with annotations on text files. It’s quite accurate so long as you don’t try to do engineering drawings, and trying to draw notes on a staff of music is also tricky.


This is the iLiad Version 2 without WiFi and a new silver look. Good for rough sketches, not real artwork. Wikimedia Commons has media related to iLiad. Even though it has a touchscreen, the text is very crisp and clear in bright light; there isn’t any glare like with a laptop of phone.

iRex iLiad Book Edition

Enter your email address to receive updates: One of the advanced features of the iLiad is the ability to add notes to existing documents. Through its wireless service, iDS, the iLiad can also directly download content.

There are also a number of websites you can download free ebooks from, such as Manybooks. Despite losing in the looks department to Sony, the iLiad is one of those products that make you realize just how incredible an entire category could become once the price is right.

It was released to the general public near the end of July, and since then has undergone considerable software revisions.

One handy feature of the way that the iLiad handles these ink drawings is that you can load any JPG or PNG you like as a background template; each time you mark up the image, a ilixd page is created, leaving the original clear for continued use as a template. Using the desktop software, those notes can be merged into the original document.

I used the iLiad’s thinnest ink setting for the picture below. A new approach for turning pages. This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations.

Skip to main content The ilaid and the Odyssey. We’re fascinated by the idea of ebooks, but implementations of the concept have so far been dogged with flaws. If you want to download DRM protected ebooks, Ired is your source. On the day that I finally come across a suitable hardcover copy of this book, I’ll have to go through my old trade paperback page by page and look for notes and markings to transfer over.


Other versions may differ in some respects.

iLiad – Wikipedia

If you’ve been holding off on ebook readers because they lack WiFi and the ability to scribble in the margins, you might want to welcome the iLiad inside your gates. But there are some books that we go back to again and again, especially those of us who are scholars by trade and who find ourselves butting up against the same classics throughout our careers. You can use the MyScripts Note software to digitize written notes, but otherwise it’s main purpose is that of an ebook reader.

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Our in-depth evaluations of the Sony Reader and Amazon Kindle turned up a long list of drawbacks including high price, hard-to-click buttons, slow refresh rates, DRMed content, poor music-playing functionality, and non-interactivity. Developers and users wishing to create or run third party applications can request shell access from the manufacturer.

The distributor of the iLiad is iRex Technologies, a Philips spin-off company.