Kobo, $179 kobobooks.com
The best of the bunch, the Kobo Touch works with finger swipes that
should be familiar to smartphone users. This makes it easy to use out of
the box without resorting to the manual. It weighs 185g and has 2GB of storage, which can be expanded to 32GB with an SD card to hold up to
30,000 books. It uses the E Ink display technology popular with many e-book readers and supports EPUB, PDF and MOBI file standards, plus jpg images and comic book standards of CBZ and CBR, although with its 6-inch black-and-white screen colour comics are not going to look like the printed versions. Kobo has a downloads site, making filling it easier. Officeworks
will carry it within the month.