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SONY Reader Digital Book - Dark Blue PRS-505/LC

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  • 8-level gray scale 6"
  • Up to 7,500 page turns

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Card Reader
SD/MS Pro Duo
System Requriements
Hard Drive : 20MB Minimum available Hard Drive space
Internet Connection : Broadband suggested
Operating System : Operating System --- Windows XP (Home Edition/Professional, Media Center Edition, Media Center Edition 2004, Media Center Edition 2005)& Windows Vista (Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Ultimate).
Optical Drive : Optical Drive capable of reading CD-ROM
Processor : 800MHz Intel Celeron class processor or better
RAM : 128 MB Minimum
USB Port : USB 1.1 or faster USB Port (Optimal with USB 2.0)

File Formats Supported



Screen Size
Screen Type
E-Ink Vizplex
Grey Scale
8-level gray scale
Approx. 170 Pixels Per Inch
Display Features
E Ink "Electronic Paper"


Headphone Jack
PC Connections
USB Port


AC Power
Optional AC Charger requires 120 Volts 60Hz
Battery Type
Lithium-Ion Battery
Battery Life
Up to 7,500 page turns


Ultra portable
The Reader Digital Book offers a unique, on-the-go reading experience and is the perfect travel companion. With a compact and lightweight design, you can take it almost anywhere and read your books whenever and wherever you want. More compact than many paperbacks, it weighs about 9 ounces (without cover), is 1/3" thin, and holds up to 160 eBooks. You can easily hold it in one hand, and with its rechargeable battery, you can turn up to 7,500 continuous pages on a single charge.

Impressive, paper-like display
The Reader Digital Book provides a new way to experience reading. It boasts an impressive 6-inch display, utilizing breakthrough E Ink technology that’s almost paper-like, making it easy to read, even in bright sunshine. In addition, the screen allows for high contrast and high resolution, with a near 180 viewing angle. The text can also be magnified for sight-impaired readers.

Content Storage Capability
With a compact and lightweight design you can take the Reader Digital Book almost anywhere. And with plenty of internal memory, and a slot for optional removable memory cards, you can take hundreds of titles, user-selected Web content, or other supported documents for reading on the go. It will hold approximately 160 averaged sized eBooks in internal memory and hundreds more with optional removable memory cards.

Multiple eBook titles available
The Reader Digital Book allows you to search, browse, discover, and buy thousands of new releases, classics and popular eBook titles from the Integrated eBook Store and other participating websites. You can even go to other sites that have unsecured eBooks in file formats that the Reader supports. This translates into an incredible amount of content suitable for the Reader.

More Than eBooks


Recharging Time
Approx. 4 Hours with USB charging from powered Computer or Approx. 2 Hours when using optional AC wall charger

Dimensions & Weight

6.9" x 4.8" x 0.3"
9 oz.
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4 out of 5 eggsSony eReader

Pros: The Sony eReader is extremely useful as a student on the go. The product allows for pdf files to be uploaded and used as a book. Although it does function mainly as an electronic book, my main purpose is for presentations and information I need to take with me as study material. The eReader is also extremely easy to use as I just plug it into my computer and its software is similar to that of iTunes. The eReader also has great battery life, as it is in grayscale and therefore is not drained by unnecessary colors. It is also convenient because several textbooks I need can be purchased at a fraction of the price and take up little room in my bag. Not to mention I have never had any serious issues with Sony products, which liter my desk and room. Also there is a bookmark functions, which is excellent for keeping track of important pages without having to search through the file for specific information. My father also has one and takes it with him on his travels for both business

Cons: There are few cons that go along with the eReader. Although the grayscale saves battery life, the images seem a bit distorted in my opinion. Also it did take a bit to get used to the functions of the buttons. Although I have great eye sight, I am not sure how straining it could be to the user, but over time all books are anyways.

Other Thoughts: Other thoughts on the product would be on who to get the product for. If you have someone that is constantly on the go this is a great product. It is light weight and easy to maintain, as the screen is protected and fits safely in my bag. For passionate readers I could also see this product being a great buy, as digital text is cheaper than the printed form.

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  • 9/21/2008 12:35:00 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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4 out of 5 eggsGreat e-book reader

Pros: Small, sleek. Accepts SD cards and can thus be upgraded to huge memory capacities. Screen is incredible; easy to read, just like paper. This product feels "finished" - the kinks have been worked out and it is solid in just about every metric. Device is recognized as removable storage on any computer and thus is universally compatible when it comes to file transfers.

Cons: Cannot read HTML files. Support for PDF files is limited to PDF files in which the text is recognized as such (ie, you will have problems with scanned PDFs unless they have been run through OCR).

Other Thoughts: If you are using this device with a Linux distribution, check out the open source Calibre e-book library manager. It is only a g00g)e search away.

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