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Bor­ders, $179 bor­ders.com.au

★★★★ IT’S the light­est e-book reader on the mar­ket and, un­til re­cently, has been one of the most ba­sic. The sec­ond com­ing of the Kobo is more ad­vanced, though, and fea­tures an im­por­tant ad­di­tion: wire­less in­ter­net ac­cess. The 221g comes pre­loaded with 100 clas­sic nov­els. But should you want more straight away, you can con­nect this Kobo to a wire­less net­work and down­load mod­ern tomes. The new model also has a 16-level greyscale E Ink screen that op­er­ates faster, space for an SD me­mory card to store more books, 10-day bat­tery life, quilted back and it’s avail­able in three colours. This e-reader still takes a while to load, though, text in­put is fid­dly and there is no touch­screen.

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