eBooks Everywhere


There were lots of new eBooks on display at CES. A good thing, I think. And some of them were darn cute – and clever. No one is offering to get you into an eBook for less than $200 (that I saw) but it looks like you will have plenty of choice if you’ve been holding off buying one of these till something came along that you couldn’t resist.

 The Alex ($399)

Spring Design unveiled this dual screen eBook, announcing that it would not only read books but surf the Web. It will run on Android and be able to tap the growing number of Android apps available. It’s wireless – Wi-Fi, 3G, you name it. This one will be available from SpringDesign on February 22.



The CyBook Opus ($250)

This pocket-sized reader from Bookeen supports Adobe books and you can shop for titles at the BooksOnBoard store. 




The Cool-Er eReader ($249)

Cute, handy, colorful, basic eBook reader from CoolReaders. Buy books at a “discount” from the Cooler Ebookstore.

The eDGe (starts at $490)

This slick little number from enTourage has two screens. One is an e-ink reader. The other is a netbook-sized LCD touch screen. It’s wireless (Wi-Fi with support for a 3G modem coming) so you can use it to keep up with email, Web surfing, and your Google Calendar. It comes in a handful of slick colors. (The Ruby red is very tempting but costs $40 more than the base price.) You can preorder one now. It will ship in February.

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