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Sony PRS 500; $350; www.sonystyle.com

Mark Mooney, Senior VP and CIO, McGraw-Hill Education

I work in the publishing business, so it's no surprise that I love books. Last year, to allow me to bring more with me on business trips, I bought Sony's portable reader, which can store up to 80 books downloaded from a catalog of 13,500 titles.

Slightly smaller than a paperback, the reader weighs just 9 ounces and is only half an inch thick. The 6-inch screen and high resolution are easy on my eyes, and the battery needs recharging only once a week. While I could download MP3s, Word documents, and PDFs to the reader, I don't see the point. My iPod has better sound, and I still need my laptop for work.

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Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer.

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Chicago Mercantile Association: Certain market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved.

Dow Jones: The Dow Jones branded indices are proprietary to and are calculated, distributed and marketed by DJI Opco, a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and have been licensed for use to S&P Opco, LLC and CNN. Standard & Poor's and S&P are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC and Dow Jones is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC. All content of the Dow Jones branded indices © S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC 2014 and/or its affiliates.