Just when we were losing faith in Sony's or anyone else's ability to make a touch screen E-Ink reader that didn't suffer from weak contrast and glare, Sony surprised us. The fall 2010 line of Sony Readers all boast touch screens that are just as sharp as any E-Ink ereader on the market. They dropped the touch screen layer and switched to IR sensors, and the result is even more responsive touch plus a screen that lets the new Pearl E-Ink shine through. The Pocket Edition has a 5" display and weighs less than 5.5 ounces-- crazy small and light. It's the perfect coat pocket or purse companion and it's smaller than a paperback. Other features include 10 dictionaries, note-taking and excellent PDF handling.
Read our Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350 review.