Nicholson Baker, book reviewer for The New Yorker on the best ebook reader. He bought an Amazon Kindle but has a different recommendation.
Amazon, with its listmania lists and its sometimes inspired recommendations and its innumerable fascinating reviews, is very good at selling things. It isn’t so good, to date anyway, at making things. But, fortunately, if you want to read electronic books there’s another way to go. Here’s what you do. Buy an iPod Touch (it costs seventy dollars less than the Kindle 2, even after the Kindle’s price was recently cut), or buy an iPhone, and load the free “Kindle for iPod” application onto it.
Take the advice with a grain of salt. He also recommends sleeping with an iPod touch under your pillow.