WikiReaders in Officeworks!

10 October 2010, 00:56

I was in Officeworks getting a new keyboard 1 and I got sucked into zombie gadget browsing and I noticed… they are selling WikiReaders!

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For $98! The US price is around $99 and admittedly the exchange rate is excellent right now, but going into Officeworks = no delayed gratification. ;)

So the WikiReader is a device, created by the OpenMoko crowd (a more open forerunner to Android phones), that lets you browse Wikipedia articles offline. That’s it. :) No wifi, just a memory card in the back that you can update as needs be.

I must admit, I don’t really need this device… but in a way, I want to reward Officeworks for stocking it. And it will be a neat, tactile item for things like LCA Open Day. And hitting “Random” — just as addictive as in a web browser.

No edit button though!


1 I have had a Logitech Ultra Flat Keyboard since March it is such a rubbish keyboard. Six months and I still struggled with the arrow keys! It’s hard to find myself using Microsoft hardware but this keyboard seems somewhat established as the best ergonomic option for less than hundreds of dollars.

The split keyboard is not much of a hassle. Seems like I have a tendency to hit Y and B with the “wrong” hands, though. Maybe it will even help improve my typing?

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  1. Strangely enough, I’ve made exactly the same keyboard switch myself this year. The split keyboard is actually surprisingly good for the price.

    Chris · Oct 10, 07:22 AM · #

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