Wired has a buying guide looking at e-readers as possible Christmas gifts. While it is not super-detailed, it does provide a decent grounding in the basic features and issues associated with e-book readers and even discusses alternatives to full-fledged reading devices such as the iPhone. There are a couple of errors, though—as commenters note, the article refers to Sony’s PRS-700 which has actually been replaced by the PRS-600.

For those wanting more details, MobileRead’s reader comparison matrix makes a good starting point.

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TeleRead Editor Chris Meadows has been writing for us--except for a brief interruption--since 2006. Son of two librarians, he has worked on a third-party help line for Best Buy and holds degrees in computer science and communications. He clearly personifies TeleRead's motto: "For geeks who love books--and book-lovers who love gadgets." Chris lives in Indianapolis and is active in the gamer community.


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