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Briefly: Reviews, e-book offer, disc rip rental

updated 03:15 pm EDT, Fri June 13, 2008

Briefly reviews ebooks

MacNN recently posted reviews for the iHome Dual Alarm Cube Clock and the iFrogz Audiowrapz Treadz for the iPod Nano, Expressivo is offering users 50 free e-books, and Primera has a new renting program for the Bravo SE Disc Publisher. What makes the Audiowrapz Treadz stand out from the crowd is its thick (2mm) silicone case that contains a hard plastic liner with a built-in speaker system. The three integrated silver speakers use passive speaker technology and do not use any more power from your iPod than your standard headset or earphones.

iHome offers a dual alarm cube that solves the morning radio assault on your ears. Just plug your iPod in the iH12 Dual Alarm Cube Clock Radio Dock on top of the unit, set a time when you want to wake up, and the next morning you hear your iPod music at your designated wake up time. Now you can hear exactly what you want to hear every morning, including the radio, if that is your preference.

Expressivo is offering users who purchase the company's Jennifer speaking voice will receive 50 e-books to use with the software. Among the titles offered are Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice", James Joyce's "Ulysses" and Mark Twain's classic "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn". The promotion coincides with the release of Expressivo 1.4, which can convert text files to MP3 50-percent faster than the last version.

Primera is offering users a rental program for its Bravo SE disc publishing stations. Users can rent the device for a week for $300, which comes with the company's PTRip software for doing automated digital music conversions. Once the music has been ripped, users send the unit back to Primera.

by MacNN Staff





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