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Skiff Reader

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 reviews of Skiff Reader. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. Views about the design and portability are overall positive. The size and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are mixed views on the price and reliability.

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Skiff Reader


It might not be what its competitors are, but the Skiff is flexible.

Fresh off its CES 2010 announcement, the Skiff Reader represents another device vying to usher your print media consumption into the digital age. Distinguished from competitors in the field thanks to its 11.5-inch (diagonal) touchscreen and 1200 x 1600...

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Skiff Reader


Skiff Reader, the dazzling offering from the publishing company Hearst, is about to bring the superlatives into the e-reading world. Boasting of 11.5-inch screen, it is the largest e-reader on the market, but its barely a quarter-inch chassis also...

Gone is struggling with bland PDF texts; readers can enjoy a full page of a newspaper or magazine in one view. User interface is also impressive. To go to different sections of the paper, users simply use the scroll bar found at the bottom of the...

11.5 inches is ideal for reading magazines and newspapers, but awkward for reading books. When opening e-books, the device leaves about an inch of blank space on all sides. Zooming is also slow, and the page refreshes each time the user creates a...

Skiff is planning to release their reader for purchase this year. While the prototype has already captured the imagination of the e-reading market, final judgment has to be postponed until the Skiff Reader hits the shelves