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

This is the iLiad Version 2 without WiFi and a new silver look. Most of the hacking tutorials are mailing list posts on the mobileread forum.

In SeptemberiRex Technologies released an update to the iLiad. On the day that I finally come across a suitable ilida 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.

There are also a number of websites you can download free ebooks from, such ikiad Manybooks. Articles lacking in-text citations from July All articles lacking in-text citations Commons category link is locally defined.

iLiad – Wikipedia

For most of us in the modern world, a book is a commodity to be consumed and then discarded after one reading. The Iliad runs a Linux operating system, and most of its software is open source. This page was last ire on 25 Mayat Independent users have oliad reported successful porting of mobile web browsers to iLiad’s Linux platform, although with limited functionality and many bugs.

So when I started tinkering, and as I have a bad memory anyway, I decided to write down what I learned for everybody’s benefit. Ilida simple to scratch out a group of images and copy them back to the PC, but when it comes to marking up books, there are drawbacks. One of the advanced features of the iLiad is the ability to add notes to existing documents. One byproduct of the custom stylus is that the screen doesn’t respond to fingernails, stray knuckle taps, or non-iRex styli.


Writing directly on the screen makes the ebook feel that much more like a “real” book. You can vary the width of the ink, which comes in handy for jotting notes in the margins of books and pictures. A far more important and less obvious peculiarity to some is its hackability.

In MayiRex Technologies added a third installment to the iLiad line of products, this time branded under the name iLiad Book Edition. The board generates a magnetic field, but does so only when the stylus is detached from its cradle. 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.

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. You must login or create an account to comment.

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

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. As you can see in the images, the iLiad has a unique feature that runs down its left side. Views Read Edit View history. Description of the main components, disk partitions, boot sequence and installation packages of the Iliad. 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.

A hacker’s guide to the iRex Iliad

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. For instance, my dog-eared copy of Hans Georg Gadamer’s Truth and Method has six years’ worth of markings in it, markings that are valuable traces of an ongoing, interactive relationship.

The three buttons below the Flipbar are up, down, and select. Other versions may differ in some respects. Good for rough sketches, not real artwork. The iLiad ebook reader, from Dutch company iRex, hopes to slaughter the competition even as it carves a huge hole into your wallet.


Wikimedia Commons has media iljad to iLiad. Inappropriate use or interpretation of this information may require you to have your device repaired by the manufacturer, or even buy a new one.

When iliax was introduced, the Iliad had largest screen size of existing e-paper products, but the newer iRex Digital Reader ‘s If you want to download DRM protected ebooks, Mobipocket is your iliiad. I’ve done so below; if it’s not obvious and it’s probably notthis is my artistic rendition of Managing Editor Eric Bangeman taking a spacewalk outside the Orbiting HQ. You can use the MyScripts Note software to digitize written notes, but otherwise it’s main purpose is that of an ebook reader.

The iLiad was an electronic handheld device, or e-Readerwhich could be used for document reading and editing.

They are very helpful and readily found via search engines, but are not a coherent whole. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. Irrx own Jon “Hannibal” Stokes summed up the problem this way:.

As of May 3, Mobipocket is supported, making the mobipocket digital rights management DRM content available ilia this platform.

My firmware version is 2. He is the author of The Internet Police: Such software can be downloaded from iLiad ; it’s listed as being for Windows XP.

As has been pointed out before, the use of open-source software alone does not by itself make a device open and hackable. On the iLiad itself, though, ilida annotation features work perfectly and feel just like marking up a paperback. Because of its open Linux operating system, the iLiad is able to run third party applications created for it.