Sony Reader Daily Edition; $400
You may not own one, but you've probably heard of the Kindle -- the popular e-reading device that lets you download books from Amazon.com.
Last month, Sony announced its foray into the e-readership world with several new digital readers including it's top-of-the-line Reader Daily Edition. There are a few differences between the two gadgets, but as this bookworm sees it, the major advantage to the Sony product is the ability to get free e-books from public libraries.
The New York Public Library is the first to agree to offer this service, though thousands are reportedly signing up. Just imagine being able to get the latest Mary Higgins Clark, Nicholas Sparks or Dan Brown for free for 21 days -- way longer than the typical 7-day "Lightning Loans" available for new hardcovers at most public libraries.
Okay, now the pros and cons of each e-reader ...
Reasonable at $200
Stores over 1,500 books
Books sell around $10 each, depending on titles
Mom tested and approved -- CafeMoms give the Kindle rave reviews.
You have to download from your computer
You can only get books from Amazon
Sony Reader Daily Edition:
Wireless -- get books from anywhere in the U.S.
$10 for new releases and bestsellers
The public library benefit, plus access to millions of free books in the public domain through Google
Not tied to one seller; you can buy from anywhere, including OverDrive.com, the leading global distributor of e-books
Are you Team Kindle or Team Sony?