Over at the Seattle Times, Brier Dudley reports that angry Kindle customers are suing Amazon for over $5 million because their Kindles are cracking. Even the protective covers that Amazon recommends aren't saving the devices:

After about three months the Kindle started cracking around the points where the cover attaches with metal clips. The cracks grew and on July 6 the screen froze and the device (shown above) stopped working, according to the class action complaint that seeks refunds, treble damages and legal costs.

The whole post is required reading if you're thinking about getting a Kindle, especially the reports of Amazon's dismal customer service when they were approached about the cracking problem.