Skiff has introduced its new e-reader, which effectively trumps Amazon's Kindle DX as the largest available. In addition to its large 11.5-inch (1600x1200) touchscreen, the Skiff Reader boasts a rugged metal-foil shatter and crack-proof panel along with a magnesium housing, making it safer to throw in a bag with other objects.

Despite its large display, the Skiff Reader only measures a quarter of an inch thick and has enough juice for about seven days of life, with thousands of page turns and periodic wireless use. Other features include 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity, a mini-USB port, 4GB of internal memory (over 3GB available for content), an SD card slot, a built-in speaker and a 3.5mm audio jack.

The Skiff Reader will reportedly hit Sprint shelves later this year, but there's no word on pricing. Perhaps there will be subsidized units bound by a data contract?

On a related note, MSI is expected show a dual-screen, Nvidia Tegra-powered e-reader (as well as a 3D laptop) at CES, but few details are available.