WikiReader: Wikipedia on Your Pocket!


Wow, this is absolutely a great deal for those who love to snug their nose into the Wikipedia database because they now can bring the WHOLE Wikipedia contents (excluding images and multimedia files – Text only) on their pocket, so they can browser for an explanation on the go. If you think $99 worth the text on the whole Wikipedia site, I guess you should hurry head on to Amazon for getting one. The Device – WikiReader doesn’t connect right to the nearest hot-spot to update the database, but you have two options to keep the WikiReader up-to-date.

First, the device will be updated via SD card sent through the post every 3 months once containing the most up-to-date data from WikiPedia. Or second, if you think you are keen enough, you can go directly to the proper site to manually download the data and install it to the SD card by yourself.

The most beautiful feature WikiReader has is the power saving and ‘very’ low powered CPU teamed with monochrome touch-screen. Two AAA size batteries can give you lifespan of about a year long, and I think it’s really not too shabby.

[via Wired]

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