Oct 5, 2006 11:43 AM
Forget about hauling around all of those romance novels and Oprah book club hardcovers with you on vacation. The new Sony Reader ($350) offers up a stylish and compact way to enjoy all of your favorite books and then some. This 1/2" thin ebook reader, which comes with a soft black cover, has a 6" display which makes use of special technology to make what you're viewing almost paper-like. The Sony Reader can hold up to 80 electronic books in its internal memory and hundreds more with compatible memory cards, which are both just enough when you consider over 10,000 titles, such as the Nora Roberts Collection, are available for purchase and download. Rechargeable battery life will get you 7,500 or so pages of reading before needing a charge.