The Kobo eReader isn't a bad little basic e-book reader, but it's just not a compelling deal now that the more full-featured Barnes & Noble Nook has matched its low price.
The dual-screen, Android-powered Alex eReader has some interesting features and good potential, but Spring Design needs to add a real e-book store and lower the price.
The feature set of the affordable Pandigital Novel looks good on paper, but this color e-book reader and multimedia device is hobbled by its extremely slow performance and unresponsive touch screen.
Though the Kobo Wireless eReader is a serviceable e-book reader with built-in Wi-Fi, it's worth spending the extra money to get the Kindle or the Nook instead.
Though the Kobo Touch Edition doesn't quite measure up to the Nook Touch or Kindle, it's a respectable and affordable touch-screen e-reader with a lot of pluses.
Spring Design's $399 intriguing Android-powered Alex eReader is officially shipping, but it faces brutal competition from the iPad.
Due arrive in October, the Literati is an inexpensive color e-reader aimed at the mass market that will have a large retail presence this holiday season. CNET Executive Editor David Carnoy gets an early look at it.
The new Kobo eReader has an improved screen, built-in Wi-Fi, a faster processor, and longer battery life. It ships at the end of October and costs $139.99.