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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?


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).


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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