2010: Year of the e-reader

Move over, Kindle -- this year promises a slew of devices that will make it easier than ever to digitally consume books. We highlight the latest from CES.

Expanded Options from Cool-er



Cool-er expands its presence and lineup with new offerings this year. The first, which we reviewed, was acceptable for a basic and inexpensive e-reader, but I never liked the stiff controls. The company introduced three models at the show—the Cool-er Compact (with a 6-inch E-Ink screen and 2GB of onboard memory), the Cool-er Connect (with Wi-Fi and a touchscreen), and the Cool-er 3G (due midyear). The readers support ePub and PDF, and Cool-er has an associated online bookstore with 2 million titles.

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