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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A hacker’s guide to the iRex Iliad

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

Most of the hacking tutorials are mailing list posts on the mobileread forum. I have not yet tried it all out myself.

For other uses, see Iliad disambiguation. This is the iLiad Version 2 without WiFi and a new silver look. The iLiad ebook reader, from Dutch company iRex, hopes to slaughter the competition even as it carves a huge hole into your wallet. Coming soon to Carnegie Hall. Wikimedia Commons has media related to iLiad. It’s also a notepad on which you can scratch away to your heart’s content. One of the advanced features of the iLiad is the ability to add notes to existing documents.


Independent users have also reported successful porting of mobile web browsers to iLiad’s Linux platform, although with limited functionality and many bugs. In SeptemberiRex Technologies released an update to the iLiad. When it was introduced, the Iliad had largest screen size of existing e-paper products, but the newer iRex Digital Reader ‘s 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.

Make the changes, and it’s ready for publication. It was initially advertised in Decemberto be launched in Aprilbut was delayed until July, when it started to be sold as a beta product.

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. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

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iliadd Writing means the iLiad is more than an ebook reader. He is the author of The Internet Police: Instead, it stores them in an iLiad-compatible format that can’t be read except by specialized PC software.

A hacker’s guide to the iRex Iliad

They have, however, also been quite forthcoming on some projects and some of the changes the community has made have been integrated back into the company’s software distribution, perhaps the most notable being that of stylus and input calibration, an external development project led by Jay Kuri and published as part of the main distribution in early This is a Good Thing TM July Learn how and when to remove this template message.


Views Read Edit View history. The iLiad’s main selling point is the touchscreen with an integrated Wacom sensor board, which gives the device a notepad-like feature. The Iliad runs a Linux operating system, and most of its software is open source. You can vary the width of the ink, which comes in handy for jotting notes in the margins of books and pictures. 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.

This does, however, make for a shorter battery life than other ebook readers, at about 15 hours. Inappropriate use or interpretation of this information may require you to have your device repaired by the manufacturer, or even buy a new one.

On the iLiad itself, though, the annotation features work perfectly and feel just like marking up a paperback.