From history to current events, science to entertainment, Babylon to Babel fish — if it’s in Wikipedia, it’s in here.
With more than three million interconnected articles in a completely offline, handheld package, the WikiReader is discovery, investigation, entertainment, and inspiration all rolled into one.
Our free Update Application downloads updates to your PC for convenient transferring to WikiReader:
You will need a microSD card reader and Internet access is required. If you’re upgraded English Wikipedia, you will need at least an 8GB card. Manual downloads are available here.
* To use Project Gutenberg and English Wikipedia together you will need a 16 GB memory card.
Slide the door in the direction of the arrow.
You will see a thin black strip (labeled SD in the illustration at right) in the battery compartment. This is the memory card. Press down on the card to partially eject it, then gently remove it.
Place the card in a microSD card reader that is connected to your computer. The Update Application will then automatically transfer the necessary files to your memory card.
Yes. We suggest you reformat your SD card with the official formatter (this will restore it to the factory configuration). Then run our free Update Application to install the content you want.
If you’re considering purchasing a larger memory card for WikiReader, we recommend either Sandisk or Kingston class-2 (or higher) microSD cards. We do our internal testing using these brands.
If you’re having trouble reading your WikiReader, it might be your contrast settings. Try the following steps:
If your WikiReader cannot power-on, most likely your batteries are dead. If you have replaced your batteries and things still don’t work, read our support options.
If you power-on your WikiReader and see only the splash logo with Contrast and Set options, WikiReader cannot read from its memory card. This can be either a socket, or a filesystem issue.
Try the following:
If you just updated your WikiReader, it’s possible that the update was not successful. Re-run the update a second time.
If the problem persists, read our support options.
Customer Support is available for WikiReader’s purchased from thewikireader.com by emailing email@example.com and including your order number. If you purchased your WikiReader from another location, please contact them directly.
We accept all WikiReaders for recycling, and the process is easy. While we encourage you to find a new home for functioning WikiReaders, you may sent it back to us to be recycled or repurposed. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll follow up with the details.
Please note: Recycling your WikiReader is voluntary. If you choose to recycle, you'll gain the satisfaction of knowing that your WikiReader will not end up in a landfill or an incinerator.