While the Frachelli team thinks that the iPad is the best invention since the air conditioner, there are still reasons to buy a Kindle. Small and lightweight, the Kindle is a great reading device. The lack of backlighting makes it easy on the eyes and it also produces no glare – so you can read outdoors. The new model produces 50% better contrast and the device incredibly makes the electronic screen look like real paper. Storing up to 3,500 books and boasting a 2 month battery life, the Kindle is an extremely convenient way to store and use a library. If dad is a big reader, the new Kindle 3G will make a great Father’s Day gift.