Half arsed sleep deprived review incoming:
For those of you who don't know what that is, it's an electronic device designed for the sole purpose of reading Ebooks.
(Apologies for the crap pics; shaky hand + low light level = blurz)
Now, I'm sure several people are getting ready to write a "paper is better!!!1111one" comment, so I'd just like to say this:
I agree entirely.
When given the choice, I will always go for paper over "E". Every single time. I love the tangibility and tactility of books.
Thing is, there isn't always a choice. There are a lot of books out there that are only available in electronic formats. Both of my novellas, for instance, will be electronic only. That's not to mention the hundreds of free "classic" ebooks out there. The reader came with 100, and while most are overwritten uninteresting purple crap (Shakespeare, Austin etc), there are some good 'uns too (Stoker, Poe, Verne).
Anyway, back to the reader.
Thanks to the "Electronic Ink" screen, reading it is no more straining to my eyes than a regular paperback. Also, the battery life is crazy good. 6800 page turns, to be precise. It's also light, well built and easy to use. It can remember your place in multiple books with the press of a button, and you can even put MP3s on it (though this will obviously drain the battery).
The only problem I've come across (except the cost) is the odd compatibility issue. Some PDFs are sluggish, and some don't work at all. This isn't a major issue though, as the majority of ebook sellers offer multiple formats.
In short, me likey.
PS. Any decent SF/F or humour ebook recommendations will be appreciated.