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Skiff eReader Review - A New Way for People to Read!

Updated on February 28, 2010

Skiff

The Skiff Reader, the first e-reader to integrate the upcoming Skiff Service, is a state-of-the-art device that is simple and easy-to-use. The cool innovations include a large e-paper display which has more viewing area for a richer reading and fulfilling experience.

The Skiff eReader is the thinnest e-reading device I have seen which quite sleek, easy to use carry and hold. I personally like carrying this thing around in my meetings or travel. You can view newspapers, blogs, books and magazines in this thing. Its pretty neat with other wonderful things that you can do. The applications that work on it are also wonderful to use. You can even print from it as well.

The durability of this thing is quite amazing also. It is designed by the LG Display and it is the first of its kind metal-foil display that effectively eliminates the fragility of glass. In my point of view, it seems to have the highest display resolution than most e-book readers, for more detailed reading and viewing. Not too shabby!

My impression of the Skiff eReader is that it seems to be quite an amazing piece of technology.  I really like the fact that it can be flexible while you read the news or obtain any kind of information that you like. So, the mobility of this things is pretty interesting. Technology is certainly moving forward and I would definitely like to see what the future holds for future generations of this product.  Who knows?  Maybe in the future information can be holographic and the need for material readers will then become obsolete.

You can even bend it as you can see by the picture above and with my amazement it didn’t even break or bust with crazy fluid spilling everywhere. I probably will never understand how this new and exciting technology works but I can tell you now that I am enjoying the Skiff reader and all that it has to offer me.

The full touch screen creates an intuitive content selection and navigation style which Instantly turns pages with the swipe of a finger. Kind of like the features in the iPhone. I like this! I have noticed that the battery life is quite exceptional as well because it can read for a week between charges. The subscription content will include some applications like Sudoku and crossword puzzles via their skiff store.

Electronic Book Reader Features:

The display size is about 11.5 inches and is measured diagonally while the display resolution stays at 1200 x 1600 pixels. This is not too bad on the eyes at all.

The recharging time: is about 2-3 hrs which I think is quite long, but never the less, the capability of this thing is quite unique and intricate at best. It has a long-range wireless 3G-enabled network which can come in handy especially if you are traveling across the country. It also has a local Wi-Fi connection good for any place that has a wi fi hotspot available.

Can you believe it is also for awesome side loading of content? This can be an interesting thing to take on as new technology comes out to support new and exciting programs and features. The internal Memory has about 4 GB with 3+ GB available for any other content that you may want to add later.

Overall, I think this new kind of technology is quite durable and great for any home or office person to have. It is light flexible and seems like it would last for a long time. Talk about not getting your hands dirty anymore while touching a filthy newspaper.

Sometimes, people don’t want to stare in front of a computer to read what’s going on locally or internationally. The Skiff reader definitely seems to have what it takes for people to enjoy a new kind of reading style that has been long overdue.

It has been also said that it may even save the newspaper companies from the inevitableness of the internet and all of the information that can be freely attained from anyone requesting it.

The only cons that I can see is that it has no color. Other than that, it’s not a bad piece of new reading technology.

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      Dolores Monet 

      8 years ago from East Coast, United States

      This is the first I've heard of the Skiff eReader and the first thing I thought was how it's size would make it non portable. But the fact that it could be placed in a case, even if it gets slightly bent makes it more interesting. It's size might work well for people who don't like a tiny screen.

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