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The Sharper Image Literati eReader vs Kindle

Whenever you mention an eReader to people the first device that comes into their head is the Kindle from Amazon — why is that? There are a number of other good eReader devices on the market, such as the Literati from Sharper Image. Some of you might not have of heard of this new model, as it has only been on the market since last month; so how does it compare to the top selling eReader?

The Literati has a 7-inch display, so is already 1-inch larger than the Amazon offering. The price started at $159, but you can be certain that this will drop as we have now entered the holiday shopping season. David Carnoy from Cnet News talks of some great offers to be had right now, so visit their website to learn more on these.

The design of the Literati is a lot like the Alex eReader with its elongated shape, so does not look as elegant as the Kindle. Do not try to operate the device by touching the screen, as that will not work. You have to do things the old fashioned way — that means touching some buttons people.

However, this is something that Kindle users will already be familiar with; you have to remember that these are not tablet devices, so is very limited in their technology. When it comes to having a library of books at the touch of a few buttons, then these devices cannot be beat.

Choosing between the two will be a tough job, the decision will come down to two things, which design is best, and how much you are willing to pay; the choice is yours. Remember there are other alternatives, such as the Pandigital Novel 9-inch eReader and the Nook Color.

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Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

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