I would like to buy an e-reader because I dislike using a computer screen to read, and have much reading in the next 2 months. The point is to boost productivity and lessen eye strain - no compromise on this. If the device can do other tricks, that's nice too.
I have narrowed it down to the B&N Nook. I think the Kindle is an inferior reader for my purposes. I can't wade through all the Chinese knock-offs hoping one of them is good enough. I don't know, maybe they are, I just don't have a lifetime to check them out as long as it meets my needs.
My questions: Is there a better e-reader than the Nook in your EXPERIENCE? If I can skip the wait and shipping, I will settle for a somewhat inferior product.
Second(assuming there are no Nook resellers in Karachi): How do I get it shipped to me once I buy it? I can either use a shop which will ship internationally (I don't know which do) or I can have it shipped to a friend in the USA who can then send it me. I am fine with either option as long as I can get the device, unharmed, in a couple of weeks or max 3 weeks, and not have to pay more than Rs.4000 in shipping and duties.