CNN’s Business Traveler posted reviews this morning of both Sony’s Reader and Amazon’s Kindle. For those of you that don’t know both the Reader and the Kindle are electronic books: little gadgets about the size of a paperback that will hold lots of books in their large electronic memories. In other words – pure heaven to anyone who’s both a bibliophile and a technophile!
I don’t know anyone personally who owns a Sony Reader, but several of my friends have Kindles. They’ve been very pleased with them so far, and I’m happy for them. For myself, though, I want a little bit more from my e-book gadget.
I want an e-book gadget that costs less than $200. I want e-books that are priced around $5.00 or less. I want to be able to read them in .mobi or .pdf or any format I like. It would be really nice if someone combined the talents of the Kindle with those of the Peek. A portable e-book reader with email and SMS messaging capabilities. THAT sounds like a gadget for the ages, doesn’t it?
Do you own a Reader or a Kindle? How do you like it? And if you could request new features or upgrades, what would they be? Post your comments here.