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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You must login or create an account to comment. Unlike the 2nd Edition, it does not have Wi-Fi. This page was last edited on 25 Mayat The distributor of the iLiad is iRex Technologies, a Philips spin-off company.

The iRex Iliad is an electronic book reader device. 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 You tinker with your device at your own risk.

Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. One byproduct of the custom stylus is that the screen doesn’t respond to fingernails, stray knuckle taps, or non-iRex styli.

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 ieex to transfer over.


Insales of the iLiad ended when its parent company, iRex Technologies, filed for bankruptcy. The three buttons below the Flipbar are up, down, and select. As of May 3, Mobipocket is supported, making the mobipocket digital rights management DRM content available on this platform. Writing means the iLiad is more than an ebook reader.

Developers have been able to improve on the device’s functionality by porting viewers such as FBReaderand programs such as abiword and stardict. We’re fascinated by the idea of ebooks, but implementations of the concept have so far been dogged with flaws.

Most of the complaints toward iRex center around speed of release of SDKs and other information. In other projects Wikimedia Iliaad. It was released to the general public near the end of July, and since then has undergone considerable software revisions.

iRex iLiad Book Edition

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. As has been pointed out before, the use of open-source software alone does not by itself make a device open and hackable. Dedicated e-book devices Electronic paper technology Linux-based devices. Other versions may differ in some respects.

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. Such software can be downloaded from iLiad ; it’s listed as being for Windows XP. I have not yet tried it all out myself.

iLiad Book Edition Review – iRex eReader

You can vary the width of the ink, jliad comes in handy for jotting notes in the margins of books and pictures. You can use the MyScripts Note software to digitize written notes, but otherwise it’s main purpose is that of an ebook reader.


The Book Edition is the third-generation in the iLiad line, and has been out of stock on the iRex website for some time. With the integrated Wacom tablet and stylus, it is possible to write directly i,iad almost any document and those notes will remain on that document whenever it is viewed on the iLiad.

While officially called “iLiad 2nd Edition”, ierx is generally noted as a minor update to the original. He is the author of Ilad Internet Police: In MayiRex Technologies added a third installment to the iLiad line of products, this time branded under the name iLiad Book Edition. Sadly, as the Odyssey reminds us, attractive and innovative mechanical products often hide some problems.

You’ll need to download their free software to purchase books, then transfer them to the iLiad with the USB cable.

This is a Good Thing TM Independent users iilad also reported successful porting of mobile web browsers to iLiad’s Linux platform, although with limited functionality and many bugs. This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. 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.