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Don’t Panic!

…The Real-life Hitchhiker’s Guide is Here.

Remember how awesome the Guide was in Douglas Adams’ sci-fi classic? Remember wanting one? Remember thinking, If I had one of those I would essentially know everything? Remember when they said the Kindle brought the Guide to life?

Remember when they were wrong?

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The WikiReader is the real Guide, bringing the entirety of Wikipedia to a hand-held device no bigger than your wallet. Only $100 down, no monthly fee, 12 months of battery at a time, and updates via the interwebs or snail mail (they send you an SD card with the updates); this is it, folks, the real deal.

The only downside: it’s ugly. I really wish they’d jammed the tech into an iPod body or something. Hell, even the Freerunner is better looking (Openmoko, creators of the WikiReader, contracts with that device).

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October 13, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

1 Comment »

  1. Why would I buy this instead of a Kindle, which also has access to Wikipedia along with a better design, more functionality, and only about twice as much?

    Comment by Andy | February 7, 2010 | Reply


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