The kindle charger is not much bigger than a power plug. Your comment has me wondering if you looked at this closely.
The economics of any E-Book reader is one you can do your math and decide. So for you it's not there yet.
We have the Kindle and it's working out great. Books can't read themselves so let's see what you write about that feature.
The comparison to a smartphone or laptop fails on a few areas which makes me wonder if you've tried these devices. I have and smartphones don't run long enough to read a book. And laptops have that plus the display issues that the e-readers address on both counts.
For you? No sale. But here's where the Kindle saved me some time and money. I was looking for a book on a subject so I sent a dozen titles to the kindle in the free previews and was able to leaf through each one at my leisure then decide on the one that had what I wanted. Then I could chose the book or the ebook version.
I've been reading about these things for a while now and I confess I just don't get it. I guess it's the price of the whole experience--at $260 for the Kindle on Amazon, this adds a $5 surcharge to the first fifty or so books you purchase. At $10 per book already, this makes reading the latest bestseller significantly more expensive than it costs to get the paperback at say, Target.
One of the great features of a paperback is that when I'm done, I can toss it to a friend to read. Doesn't seem you can do that with these guys. Also, all of the bits of Wi-Fi, internet and email on the readers seem like "cripple-ware" compared to a smartphone or a laptop.
So, to all of you E-Book enthusiasts--what's the draw? Convince me why one would plunk down the cash for one (and add yet another charger to the forest of little black cubes hogging outlet space in my house)? Thanks