I have the Kindle & love it. It's much easier to photoread on the Kindle than the Sony 500 Reader. Granted, you can't go as fast as you would with a dead tree book. The buttons on the kindle are easier to press than the Sony. I find that in general, that I read faster on the Kindle than on a dead tree book. Also, it's easier on my hands, not having to hold a dead tree book open.