Designer e-book reader: Whatever

And marketed for Valentine's Day, even

Talk about a niche within a niche. While we've become resigned to the persistence of designer special editions , no matter how eGregious , we've got to wonder how well this one can possibly do.

From the outset, the leather-bound Dooney & Bourke Sony Reader eBook has three disadvantages. First, Dooney & Bourke doesn't have the cachet of higher-end labels; second, e-books in general have yet to take off; and third, it's being marketed as a "special Valentine's Day edition."

An e-book reader for Valentine's Day? How utterly romantic.

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    Mike Yamamoto is an executive editor for CNET News.com.

     

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