24 Dec Best CEO/Executive Gift this year: E Book Reader
Think of it as an iPod for your books.
This Christmas the avid CEO reader has a brand new gadget under their tree: an E Book Reader. The New York Time published a great article yesterday on the three primary devices available now.
So what is an eBook Reader. Basically it’s a device the size of a paperback but only about 0.5″ thick that can hold anywhere from 160-250 books and displays the pages on a new type of screen called E Ink that looks like black type on light grey paper (much better than a backlit screen on your eyes). Amazon and Sony are offering stores for you to download all of your favourite (sp -favorite – for my American friends) titles from $5-15, far less than the hardcopy book.
The fantastic thing about the devices is that the battery lasts between 7,500-8,000 page turns before needing recharging. Yes, THOUSAND! Using Ken Follett’s Pillars of the Earth as an example (1,100 pages), you can read that book 7 times over (not sure why you would) before recharging.
Whenever I travel I bring at least two books with me that take up valuable briefcase real estate or weight in my suitcase. This is a much better solution.