Sony Reader – For Bookworms
If you like to read but you’re tired of carrying books to airports and waiting rooms or you’re simply tired of littering the back seat of your car with those books you’ve already read, give the Sony Reader a try.
I just received one as a gift and after playing with it for a few hours I’m hooked. It’s small, light and it does exactly what it was intended to do.
I’ve tried to read books I’ve downloaded to my laptop but the experience isn’t pleasant. The experience is even worse outside in the sunshine. Sony Reader uses a technology called e Ink and the result is a display that looks like black ink on white paper. You can read in direct sunlight and at almost any angle. It’s the size of a small paperback and the internal memory holds around 80 books.
You can expand the memory and it’s not limited to just books. You can read blogs, documents PDFs and newsfeeds. It weighs in at under a half a pound.
The books aren’t any less expensive through CONNECT eBooks but you get them immediately. I had a large number of out-of-copyright Gutenberg texts I wanted to read so I simply added them to the Reader. If you read a lot, the $349.99 is well worth it.