Today, I took my Prius in for its first service since I bought it last April. I set it up with the service guy, went to the customer lounge, settled into a cushy chair, and got out my Sony Reader (Pocket edition, PRS-300) to read while they worked on my car. After a while, I realized that the lady seated cattycorner from me was using the very same model of eReader! Silver, too, same as mine. It looks like the pic at left, which I snagged from the Sony site.
I wonder how many Prius owners also have eReaders? Seems like a hand-in-glove sort of thing, unless, I suppose, you like audio books better.
I love this thing. It doesn't have the wireless connection to a bookstore, like the Amazon Kindle, but it's lighter than the Kindle and the display has great contrast, perfect for bedtime--or waiting room--reading. It fits in my purse (which is not huge) and the battery lasts a long time (up to two weeks). It can charge while I have it hooked up to my computer via USB to browse books at the Sony Reader Library. I don't always have to spend money to get books for it, either--in fact, the major reason I bought it was to read out-of-copyright classics scanned by Google (they have millions), Project Gutenberg (so do they), and other free-book sites. After all, eBooks don't weigh a thing, which is not something you can say about the printed version of, say, War and Peace. I took about 15 books to the shop with me today, and they all fit into my purse in one skinny package. You can load up to 350 books at a time, if you're really voracious. And you're not stuck getting books from only one proprietary source, as with the Kindle and Barnes & Noble's Nook; like I said, there are plenty of free literary fish in the sea.
Watch the auctions on eBay to get a good price on this little sucker. That's what I did. :)