The one thing you don't see or hear too much about is e-book readers at the gym. But if you're into reading on the treadmill, elliptical, or stationary bike, the Kindle 2 and other e-readers are pretty ideal.
The key is there are no real page turns to deal with and you don't have to worry about keeping the book--especially a paperback--flat. You just reach out and press the "next page" button to keep reading.
The only problem I had was that on some machines my positioning put me too far away from the Kindle 2 to read smaller type. But that's remedied by jacking up the font size. True, you have to click the next page button more often because there are fewer words on a page. But at least you can read the type without any trouble.
Of course, people who have access to fancier exercise machines with built-in LCD TVs tend to watch the video rather than read something (and some gyms have that nice wall of TVs to look at). But now that water-resistant cover that would probably qualify as sweat-proof.have started loaning out Sony Readers to guests, maybe some enterprising, high-end gym will allow you to check out a Kindle 2 loaded with periodical subscriptions for your workout. A company called Octo does make a
Anybody else think e-readers have a future at the gym?