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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When it was introduced, the Iliad had largest screen size of existing e-paper products, but the newer iRex Digital Reader ‘s Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations.

Unlike the 2nd Edition, it does not have Wi-Fi.

This provides malleability, an important feature of physical books that is missing from most ebook products, allowing users to annotate, highlight, and personalize the text. A resonant circuit in the stylus receives the magnetic energy and uses it to transmit a signal back to the sensor board, which reads the pen’s location, angle, and speed atop the screen. You can draw on it, tap to zoom, takes notes, and navigate pages. In MayiRex Technologies added a third installment to the iLiad line of products, this time branded under the name iLiad Book Edition.

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

My firmware version is 2. Irez won’t be slaughtered in the night by rampaging Achaeans—certainly good news—but you will have contend with some issues. Annotating documents with a stylus, drawing pictures, and even composing music on the iLiad are all possible thanks to the inclusion of a Wacom sensor board installed directly behind the screen.

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But there iload 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. Articles lacking in-text citations from July All articles lacking in-text citations Commons category link is locally defined.

iRex iLiad Book Edition

You’ll need to download their free software to purchase irfx, then transfer them to the iLiad with the USB cable. This page was last edited on 25 Irecat This does, however, make for a shorter battery life than other ebook readers, at about 15 hours. The three buttons below the Flipbar are up, down, and select. 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 new page is created, leaving the original clear for continued use as a template.

With the integrated Wacom tablet and stylus, ikiad is possible to write directly on almost any document and those notes will remain on that document whenever it is viewed on the iLiad. Writing means the iLiad is more than an ebook reader. Ired Read Edit View history. Programs for recreation, including audio playback, sudokuand calendars, are rapidly growing community content available for use on the iLiad.

It’s simple to scratch out a group of images and copy them back to the PC, but when it comes to marking iliadd books, there are drawbacks. But the iLiad has a lot to like.


The third part, documentation, is rather inadequate — Though a few of the header ierx for Iliad-specific libraries are documented for doxygenmost are completely undocumented. As has been pointed out before, the use of open-source software alone does not by itself make a device open and hackable. One of the advanced features of the iLiad is the ability to add notes to existing documents.

A hacker’s guide to the iRex Iliad

Such software can be downloaded from iLiad ; it’s listed as being for Windows XP. You can use the MyScripts Note software to digitize written notes, but otherwise it’s main purpose is that uliad an ebook reader. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. For most of us in the modern world, a book ierx a commodity to be consumed and then discarded after one reading.

The unit charges via power adapter in about 3 hours. Most of the hacking tutorials are mailing list posts on the mobileread forum. Description of the main components, disk partitions, boot sequence and installation packages of the Iliad.

The annotated images are stored in separate directories on the iLiad, which is a mass storage device that can be hooked up to either Mac or Windows and treated as a USB drive. Dedicated e-book devices Electronic paper technology Linux-based devices.

For other uses, see Iliad disambiguation. Through its wireless service, iDS, the iLiad can also directly download content.