Which is best, well I am a gadget geek but still buy the odd book so I can pass onto a friend. But I have a iPad and reader and a iPhone. The Sony reader is ok but you can only get books from waterstones and Sony. I have a light attachment for in bed and yes it is bad in sunlight. The iPad is expensive but you can goon the net and has loads of apps. I use it as a laptop when I came get to mine. It is big to hold but with a case you can stand it up and has a great back light. This blog is being typed and sent via iPad. Having a iPhone I can sync my phone and pad together being if I read on my phone while out, when I get home my iPad will turn the same page when I use it. I buy books from amazon on these, using the kindle system. My son has a kindle reader he finds it cheap and easy to use and fits in his pocket and has a case with a light and can go on the Internet all be black and White. With all these the books are a bit cheaper online and are downloaded instantly. If you want a cheap, small reader kindle. For a devise with many uses but expersive iPad. Hope this helps..