L.A. Times staffers David Sarno and Michelle Maltais test-drive various e-readers to show you how they look in action, including the Kindle, the Kindle DX, Sony's eReader and more. Sadly, they haven't yet gotten their hands on the Barnes & Noble Nook. But if you're comparison shopping, they give good demo. Yet it should be noted that the Kindle isn't nearly that snazzy out of the box -- someone (Michelle?) has customized it with a cute purple skin.
-- Carolyn Kellogg