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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.