iRex is on the cusp of releasing their iLiad eBook reader and if you’re interested in this standalone device, you can get an invite from MobileRead. Why would you want an invite? iRex has setup the "invite" list as a current requirement for purchase, almost like a pre-order intent. The device is reported to cost over $800 in Europe, but that price includes the VAT which we don’t have here. Even without the VAT, the price sounds a little steep for what’s generally a single function device.