Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

Real Book With Hyperlinks: the Best of Both Worlds? or Too Little Too Late?

 |  |  |  |  |  June 9, 2010


A company called Ubimark released a version of the Jules Verne classic Around the World in 80 Days. Unlike other printed books, the Ubimark version has QR codes, the square ones that are frequently used as bar codes. This time the QR codes act as hyperlinks. Users need a mobile phone with a camera, a browser and a QR code reader to access the linked content.

Ubimark books

The hyperlinks lead to additional content like pictures, audio clips or even video. There are also other hyperlinks that lead to forums where you can discuss the book with fellow readers. Here’s a demo:

While the idea may not be mind-blowing, I still think it’s a neat concept. The content in the hyperlinks add to the experience but they’re not necessary, so you can still enjoy the book even when you don’t have your phone with you. However, as e-book readers and tablets become cheaper, I think that this concept will be swallowed whole by digital versions. But that’s just me. You can order Ubimark’s version of Around the World in 80 Days at createspace for $18 (USD).

[vis swissmiss]



YSMART MQ3 Magnetic Quick-Release Flashlight

YSMART MQ3 Magnetic Quick-Release Flashlight

Restoring a Mini Flamethrower

Restoring a Mini Flamethrower

What’s the Deal with Cardboard?

What’s the Deal with Cardboard?

The Bradley GT Was a VW Bug Turned into a Sports Car

The Bradley GT Was a VW Bug Turned into a Sports Car

The Wagoneer S Is an Electric Jeep that Goes 0-to-60 mph in 3.5 Seconds

The Wagoneer S Is an Electric Jeep that Goes 0-to-60 mph in 3.5 Seconds

SSC SC-01 Is a High Horsepower Electric Sports Coupe Bound for China

SSC SC-01 Is a High Horsepower Electric Sports Coupe Bound for China

Advertisement