So I've done some cursory research about ebook readers lately, and I've come to the decision that I'd like to own one. So basically, I thought I'd spew out my almost entirely malformed and half-assed opinions about the three on the market now that have any appeal, and then you can tell me how wrong I am. Ready? Go!
Ahh, the Kindle. Mainstay of the public, bringing ebook reading to the masses, so long as you buy the file from Amazon. Closed system with a friggin keyboard. What's that about? Are people really writing notes in their books? Now convenient is that with an eink screen, no touch, and a directional pad? Seems like it takes up an awful lot of space (and makes companies like iRiver decide it's a great idea and blatantly copy with the Story). On the upside, the Kindle is pretty cheap right now, especially if you go for the ones with ads. A lifetime of inconvenience for merely $25!
Nook (2? Wifi? Rubbery? Touch?)
The Nook. I had high hopes for you to begin with. Your big brother looked so sweet and worked so poorly. I would have bought him if page turns didn't take 45 minutes. Yes, you got better, but by then, it was already too late. But wait, a new one was on the horizon! A Nook with a touch screen! Rubbery back, contoured for easy holding! As cheap as a regular Kindle!
As a side note, I have a child. I was reading him a Dr. Suess book and there was a creature named the Nook. The Nook cannot read. What the...? Look it up.
Kobo (Touch? Shiz? Out of business?)
Screw you Borders. That is all.
Well there it stands. I think we can clearly see where I fall on this list. Anyone have an ereader? What kind? Do you like it?