Amazon Kindle ($189)
Ready to read Shakespeare on a
screen? The latest Amazon Kindle
has crisp text, simple controls, and
easy-to-follow e-book buying
instructions. It’ll even read to you:
The Kindle has a text-to-speech
feature for the sight impaired.
Toshiba Satellite A665-S6070($1,020)
With its 640GB hard drive and warp speed Intel Core i7 processor,
this laptop packs big power in a small space. RUNNER-UP:
Apple’s iPad ($500 to $800) combines the features of a laptop
with an e-reader and mobile device—in one lightweight package.
Now that Kodachrome is no
longer being manufactured,
all of you 35 mm holdouts
ought to spring for a digital
camera. This one accommo-
dates a wide assortment of
and wide angle—and even
takes high-definition video.
RUNNER-UP: For the point-
and-shooters among us,
Nikon’s Coolpix P100
($400) has a long zoom and
very good image quality.