Cateogry: hardware

Teavana Thermometer Battery Replacement



Introduction Teavana has a thermometer with a timer that allows you to get your tea to the correct temperature and then steep for the correct amount of time. The problem with them is they come with limited instructions. There is nothing provided on how to replace the battery. I’d... Continue reading

Nook STR Review



Introduction When Barns and Nobel (B&N) announced the All New Nook, the Simple Touch Reader I was interested. When I heard it was going to be an e-ink device I became very interested. I’ve desired owning a Nook for a long time but I’ve never bought one until now.... Continue reading

Nook STR Does Not Support eReader PDB



Barns and Noble has announced and is pre-selling the new Nook second generation Simple Touch Reader (STR). Looking at the specifications the eReader PDB format is not listed as being supported. Only EPUB and PDF are listed. My concern is the fact that I still get books in the... Continue reading

APNX File Issues and Kindle Apps



My last post was about the GUI plugin for calibre to generate APNX files. While it seems the Kindle apps (Kindle for Mac, Kindle4PC and Kindle for iPhone / iPad) don’t like APNX files with non Amazon ebooks. A number of people complained that the APNX files generated with... Continue reading

Cybook t4b Format Specification



The new epub thumbnail files (.epub.thn) are what Bookeen calls t4b files. They are very similar to the older t2b thumbnail files they were using in earlier versions of the Cybook firmware. As the name suggests instead of using 2 bits to represent color values 4 bits are now... Continue reading

Cybook 2.0 Thumbnail Observations



The 2.0 fimware for the Cybook and Opus have new thumbnails for epub files. They use the .thn extension and it is append after the .epub extension. This is unlike the _6090.t2b thumbnails which use the book name without the extension and _6090.t2b appended to it. I have yet to... Continue reading