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Melissa lives the tech-driven life she writes about. She's always on the hunt for the next gadget that will wow us with its design.

Kobo eReader Touch Edition

This slim, lightweight e-reader is eminently pocketable and has a responsive touchscreen, but it lacks the finesse of its competition.

Barnes & Noble Nook Wi-Fi (second generation)

The latest-generation Nook offers a dramatically improved design, interface, and reading experience on a monochrome E-Ink screen.

Barnes & Noble reveals new Nook e-reader

On Tuesday, Barnes & Noble updated its dedicated Nook e-reader with a touchscreen display.

Motorola Xoom impresses, but drawbacks remain

The Xoom is well-conceived and well-constructed, but some rough edges, a middling display, and a high price may deter early adopters.

Kobo Wireless eReader

The new eReader offers an enhanced screen and better performance than the first-gen model, but screen refresh and speed remain issues.

Barnes & Noble NookColor

Highlights of this premium e-reader include its intuitive, elegant interface and LCD screen with minimized glare.

Samsung's Galaxy Tab: Elegant, promising Android tablet

Stylish, feature-filled, and comfortable to hold, the Android-based Galaxy Tab promises to be the first true iPad rival.

Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350SC

For a small-screen e-reader, the new Pocket Edition is one of the best models you can buy--but you'll pay extra for Sony's unique touchscreen design.

Logitech Revue and Google TV: Prospects and limitations

An air of mystique has surrounded Google TV, and Logitech’s Google TV device--the Logitech Revue--since they first became public knowledge. On Wednesday, Logitech unveiled the Revue--and we got our first in-depth look at what Google TV can do.

Pandigital Novel

Tablet/e-book reader needs to be lighter, with a far better screen and a more-responsive touch interface to truly be a contender.

Amazon Kindle (3rd Generation)

This e-book reader's lighter weight and complete overhaul make the third-generation Kindle the best reader from Amazon yet.

Kindle DX (Graphite)

At $380, the Amazon Kindle DX continues to excel as a large-format E-Ink-based e-reader, for both Kindle books and PDFs. And its lower price makes it that much more attractive. But prospective buyers will need to consider the trade-off of purchasing this e-reader versus a multipurpose tablet like Apple's $499 iPad. E-Ink displays continue to hold a battery life and readability advantage (especially in bright sunlight), but the LCD-based iPad is more responsive and supports color.