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Sony Reader eBook Space for Up to 160 eBook

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  • Holds approximately 160 electronic books (eBooks)
  • Easy to read High resolution and multi-shade grey scale screen gives fine detail on text or black-and-white photos, illustrations etc
  • Easy to use menu and simple, intuitive controls
  • MemoryStick DUO and SD Card slots allow you to optionally increase capacity up to approximately 13000 titles
  • Uses the EPUB standard - the most widely used eBook type. Can also read other common text documments

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Technical Details
BrandSony
Item Weight259 g
Product Dimensions12.2 x 17.5 x 0.8 cm
Item model numberPRS505S.CEW
SeriesPRS-505
  
Additional Information
ASINB001DCJI6Q
Best Sellers Rank 124,170 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight621 g
Date First Available28 July 2008
  
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Product Description

Product Description


Holds around 160 electronic books (eBooks) or more.

Smaller than a typical paperback, 8mm thick and very light: it's a stylish aluminium unit that fits in your coat pocket.

Easy to read 6" eInk® screen. High resolution and multi-shade grey scale give fine detail on text or black-and-white photos, illustrations, etc..

Unlike a PC, screen has no backlight or flicker to give the experience of reading a paper page.

Easy to use menu and simple, intuitive controls.

Add bookmarks, scroll smoothly down the page, read page-by-page or "fast forward" through the book.

Automatically find the page you were last reading.

Call up your stored books quickly: by Author, Title or Date.

MemoryStick™ DUO and SD Card slots allow you to optionally increase capacity up to around 13000 titles.

Very low power consumption allows nearly 7000 page turns from a single battery charge.

Can be fully charged in only 4 hours from a laptop or PC via supplied USB cable.

Two hours charge time using optional UK/continental mains Adaptor (ACS-5220E).

Uses the EPUB standard: the most widely used eBook type. But can also read other very common text documents..

Can also display most common image and photo file types. NB images are black and white, not colour..

Use with headphones to listen to music while you read (mp3 or AAC files). We recommend Sony MDR-NC22CX in-ear, noise cancelling headphones, but any Sony headphones are suitable..

All necessary software (eBook Library) plus quick start instructions supplied. Full user guide is included on PDF.

Comes with soft tan case. Other cases available as optional accessories.


Otras características:
Document formats supported: RTF, TXT
Quick start guide: Yes
Weight: 260 g

Manufacturer's Description

The new Reader from Sony is the perfect way to store and read digital books. With enough space for up to 160 eBooks, it has a long battery life and amazing paperlike screen. It's smaller than the average paper back and easy to use.



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I have been using the Reader for a while now and I must say there is a lot more content available than appears at first sight. Waterstones has a small selection of over-priced books, WH Smith also have compatible books and their site is better and has more choice. Penguin is also worth a look. Sony have an online bookstore which is very cheap except they will not sell to UK residents - unlike the rest of the US sellers who are quite happy to take your money. Look at Fictionwise, BooksOnBoard and EBookMall as the top three but there are many more. Shop around as prices vary quite a bit.

I think Sony have done their homework well as far as usability goes. You only appreciate some of the features after you have been using it a while. Here are a few:
- Page turn button is duplicated on the right and left so you can hold it in either hand.
- Bookmark feature lets you skip quickly between the books you are currently reading. Handy when you have more than a hundred books on the device. The bookmark list has its own separate button so jumping books is very quick.
- History feature lets you skip ahead in a book and then use the 'back' button to get back to where you started. It works like your browser back button, undo/redo the last navigation step. There is even a history list so you can jump back without lots of button presses.
- Keys down the right edge makes selecting menu items fast. Jump to a specific page number or holding down a button skips to a percentage of the book. The top keys take you somewhere near the begining, the bottom near the end.
- The supplied 'leather' cover is magnetic which holds the Reader well while you are reading and closed when not.
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By Nick Brett TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 31 Oct. 2008
I was an early adopter of the Reader, got it on day one.
Let me give you my background as it might put my views into perspective.
I read a lot and am always in and out of bookshops, I have a pile of about a hundred books piled up waiting to be read, and yet I keep adding to them. When I go on holiday, I take about a book per day, so for a 10 day holiday, that's 10 books which is a bit heavy on the luggage.
So the Reader appealed because I could take my collection with me and read anywhere.
So, the Reader... It looks good and is easy to load up. Had slight problems loading the Adobe Digital Editions until I realised I had to turn my firewall off each time I wanted it to connect to the Net. The typeface is nice and clear with no light reflection and although page turning is a little slow, you soon get used to it. It is a nice bit of kit, although I would rather have the US Kindle with it's download capability, but that is another story.
Anyway, by now I have the thing up and running and am keen to start loading it up so a quick jump onto the Waterstones and WH Smiths sites to see what I could buy and......not a lot.
1. e-books are not much cheaper then the books you can buy in the shops
2. deals you see in the shops are not reflected in the e-book version (Waterstones might have the latest Bernard Cornwall at half price in the shop, but not as an e-book!)
3. Lack of three for the price of two deals means hard copy books are still cheaper!!
4. Navigation on line to find books available as e-books in the right format

Sadly the availability of new release books has not caught up with the technology, I have seen improvement over the past few weeks but it is not there yet.

The kit is great, and a good job by Sony.
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By Nick Brett TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 27 Oct. 2008
I was an early adopter of the Reader, got it on day one.
Let me give you my background as it might put my views into perspective.
I read a lot and am always in and out of bookshops, I have a pile of about a hundred books piled up waiting to be read, and yet I keep adding to them. When I go on holiday, I take about a book per day, so for a 10 day holiday, that's 10 books which is a bit heavy on the luggage.
So the Reader appealed because I could take my collection with me and read anywhere.
So, the Reader... It looks good and is easy to load up. Had slight problems loading the Adobe Digital Editions until I realised I had to turn my firewall off each time I wanted it to connect to the Net. The typeface is nice and clear with no light reflection and although page turning is a little slow, you soon get used to it. It is a nice bit of kit, although I would rather have the US Kindle with it's download capability, but that is another story.
Anyway, by now I have the thing up and running and am keen to start loading it up so a quick jump onto the Waterstones and WH Smiths site to see what I could buy and......not a lot.
1. e-books are not much cheaper then the books you can buy in the shops
2. deals you see in the shops are not reflected in the e-book version (Waterstones might have the latest Bernard Cornwall at half price in the shop, but not as an e-book!)
3. Lack of three for the price of two deals means hard copy books are still cheaper!!
4. Navigation on line to find books available as e-books in the right format was not easy at times

Sadly the availability of new release books has not caught up with the technology, I have seen improvement over the past few weeks but it is not there yet.
Read more ›
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