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New Handheld e-book Readers: Will Consumers Play Hard to Get?

Sony and several other electronics makers are planning a seduction. They need to convince consumers in a market all but saturated with electronics that they really need a handheld reader for e-books.

The early details, mainly from product promotions and a sprinkle of reviews in the technology press, reveal an array of features designed to seduce. User feedback on the new products is still too sparse to rate the usability and other ergonomic aspects of the devices or individual features.

The manufacturers have a common goal

This article originally appeared in The Ergonomics Report™ on 2007-04-26.