The Amazon Kindle 1 and 2 and now 3
Amazon's version of the digital book reader is the Kindle. Released for sale last year (2007) with great reviews, it quickly became scarce just in time for Christmas. Kindle's first version sold out again Christmas 2008 only to be reborn as the Kindle 2 this year. These portable readers allow you to download your book wirelessly directly to your device in about one minute. The connection is absolutely free. And not just books, you can get newspapers and much more. The difference between the Kindle 1 and Kindle 2 is that the newer version is lighter, sleaker in design, and has a text to speech that allows you to put down the reader and be read to via earphones. Pretty Cool! You can also begin a book on one ereader and finish it on another. No doubt these will be in short supply eventually. Find a new, gently used, or even a refurbished Kindle here.