I’ve been looking at reports of various eBook readers over the last few years, and even read a few books on my Pocket PC. This device, Amazon’s Kindle 2, looks to being very useful for a traveller wishing to carry several books.
There’s a review over at The Register (Amazon unveils Kindle 2.0), from where this image is sourced.
Well, aside from the general Star Trekkie geekiness of the device, it seems to have some pretty useful features: 1.4 Gb available storage (about 1500 books, according to the Amazon page), eBook download via 3G, 4 day battery life (presumably 4 days of use?).
A very appealing package, but no European release date thus far. And as with all eBook readers, I have to say that it can’t really compete with the sensations of opening and exploring a new book (or indeed a musty old book!). But still…the convenience for long journeys.