So far the lure of an e-book reader has escaped me but of late, I’ve been pondering as the options increase.

I do seem to accumulate a lot of pdf files- scientific papers and the like- and it strikes me that would be a possible good use for an e-book reader. It’s often inconvenient to have a laptop running in many places. And my desire to transport lots and lots of printouts is pretty weak.

The other potentially useful application I see, would be as a photo-album viewer.

Which I guess makes reading actual e-books pretty low on my list. So do any e-book aficionados have any recommendations of e-book readers that handle pdfs well and display photos gorgeously? :)