Sunday, March 27, 2011
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I recently learned about a trip due to depart shortly to Somaliland to help with the Edna Adan Hospital in Hargeisa city. Now, I realise that helping a hospital in a distant country might not be the top of your list for helping things out (Japan is definitely in need of help too right now), but the people raising money to help this hotel are based here in Muscat, and this is their facebook page - go check it out.



They have been very generously donated with a number of Onyz Boox 60 e-readers. These things regularly retail for RO 150 (US $399) but they are on sale for RO 60 to help raise funds for the hospital. If you are interested, you can email v_balboa@hotmail.com for more information, I understand that there are quite a few for sale.

Doing some googling, I found a review of the device here and here. In short, the device works with all current formats of ebook (including .pdf) and has a wifi connection, mp3 player, internet browser and memory card slot.

So if you are looking for an ebook reader, you can get a nice one, for less than half the price, and also help out a hospital in Africa to boot.

le fin.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I understand the price of ONYX BOOX 60 e-reader is $279 only..I only meant to correct the figure in your blog, but appreciate your initiation to write about the cause...I will be sending the email to Balboa for my copy towards as contribution to the cause!

Thanks

Sythe said...

Thanks for the update on the price!

Anonymous said...

Im sure there is enough money flowing into that region for those b*****d pirates to fund this.

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