Amazon's Kindle Fire has declared an all out price war with the iPad. But if you don't need all those fancy colour-screen bells and whistles, you can opt for the even cheaper e-ink Kindle. And if even that's overkill, Conan O' Brien has discovered Amazon is selling -- or renting -- an even cheaper solution.
What the Wendell lacks in personal hygiene or enthusiasm it makes up for with a dirt cheap $US5 price tag. (For $US10 he'll get freaky.) It appears to be compatible with most X-large T-shirts, and it presumably comes with a large library of excuses as to why it can't help you take out the garbage.