The 2010 Gizmodo Gift Guide: eBook Readers

The gift of reading is as traditional an Xmas gift you can give. This year, do it the high-tech way with these eBook Readers:

Best

Amazon Kindle DX, $US379 Aside from the ability to purchase books anywhere in the world with the integrated 3G connectivity, the Kindle DX stands out thanks to its huge 9.7-inch e-ink screen. You'll have to purchase all your books in US dollars, but with the dollar around parity at the moment, that means some pretty big savings overall. [Amazon]

Sony Reader Touch Edition, $299 Turning the page on an eReader generally involves pressing a button. Not on this Sony model, though, as it uses some paper-thin IR sensors on the side of the screen to let you turn the page with a swipe of your finger. You can also tap words to access their meanings with the inbuilt dictionaries. [Borders]

Kobo eReader, $179 With the ability to sync up your reading using the Kobo software for smartphones and computers for free using some desktop software and a USB cable, Kobo offers as good a reading experience as you could hope for from a digital device. The quilted back feels funky too. [Borders]

Budget

Kogan eReader, $189 It comes with over 1500 Gutenburg books preloaded, supports pretty much every file format you could imagine for eBooks, music and images and includes a free leather case. What more could you ask for? [Kogan]

Amazon Wi-Fi Kindle, $US139 Amazon have taken the 3G out of their 6-inch Kindle device, which also means cutting out a heap of cost. At $US139, this is one of the cheapest ebook readers you're ever likely to find, especially with the Australian dollar being so strong this Christmas. [Amazon]

BeBook Mini, $189 Now available for $189, the BeBook Mini just cuts in to the budget category. With its scroll wheel for faster page turns and interchangeable battery, the Mini also offers text to speech and a five inch e-ink screen. [BeBook]