The Kobo e-reader Touch Edition is an excellent and easy to use device. Of course even new and improved e-ink screen devices have certain drawbacks—yes, you can read an e-ink screen in broad daylight just like a paper book; and in low light you’ll need a lamp, just like a paper book. There’s no color and no multimedia content. And while the new e-ink screens offer improved display of graphics, photos are still basically dim and low-res and the devices do not offer such hip functionality—yes, popularized by Apple—as pinch and zoom. And even so-called powerful e-ink devices can seem a little pokey when compared with an LCD backlit device.
Thanks to Michael von Glahn for the link.