I Am Root! – Alex EReader

The Alex eReader has been rooted. This little handheld was the belle of the ball at CES 2010 when it came to eReaders. Now that is has been released into the wild it takes its place next to the heavy hitters that have already seen root access. If you’re unfamiliar, this device boasts a six-inch e-ink display and a 320×240 LCD touchscreen interface. Now that you can make it do your bidding, what are your plans for the $350 tablet? Let us know in the comments.

[Thanks Richard]

20 thoughts on “I Am Root! – Alex EReader

  1. Well, yes, it has a tiny screen on the bottom. It’s 480×320 according to Spring Design and Wikipedia, but…

    I’ve heard about this odd new technology called E-ink, though. Maybe this device has one of those, too?

    Sarcasm aside, this is more expensive than the nook, but the bottom screen is larger, and the more hacked platforms, the better!

  2. M4CGYV3R,

    You must be getting old. I remember when you could do things like that with a twig, a wad of chewing gum and a half-melted slushy and you didn’t even have to open the case.

  3. @Sam

    Yeah, but back then books were pretty much all analog. A bit harder for M4CGYV3R in this digital age. Then again, you would only have to hand him a stick of chewing gum, a paperclip, and an arduino and he should be good to hack ANYTHING. ;)

    I was going to say that this is nifty, especially to be able to load ones own drm free eBooks. But then I looked at the features of the Alex and apparently one could already do that pre-root. Still awesome.

  4. My current plan is to leave it at the store and get an Archos 5 when they go on sale.

    Ebook readers are just overpriced PDAs without any of the usefulness, they’re about 3 steps backwards.

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