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Sony PRS-T1 6" Ultra-light Reader with Wi-Fi and Enhanced Touch Screen -Red

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  • 16-level gray scale 6"
  • DRM Text: ePub (OPS v2.0, .epub file extension, Adobe DRM protected), PDF (PDF v1.6 or before, .pdf file extension, Adobe DRM protected)
  • Unsecured Text: ePub, PDF, TXT Unsecu

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  • newegg Wi-Fi Access to Over 2 Million Titles Wirelessly shop wherever you are with easy access to 2 million titles at the Reader Store. Borrow free books from your local public library or download Google public domain books. Plus, get immediate access to websites like Wikipedia and Google search.
  • newegg Ultra-compact and Elegant Styling Weighing less than 6 ounces, the lightest 6" eReader around is no bigger than a paperback. This slim, 0.35 inch device has an elegant curved profile for easy holding and carrying in a pocket or bag.
  • newegg Clear Enhanced Touch Screen Simply touch the superior 6" clear enhanced touch screen to call up your favorite books, swipe your finger to turn pages and zoom in and out by pinching your fingers together or apart.
  • newegg E-Ink Pearl V220 Glare-Free Screen With a crystal clear paper-like screen, you can read for hours - even in direct sunlight. The screen has no backlight or flicker like a standard LCD screen and features 8 adjustable font sizes plus adjustable contrast and brightness.
  • newegg Long Battery Life Read for up to five weeks on one battery charge - that will get you through your long vacation or up to 14,000 continuous page turns.
  • newegg Features Rich The ultra-light Reader Wi-Fi has 12 built-in dictionaries, 2GB memory and allows you to add optional MicroSD media to expand your storage to 32GB. Note-taking feature allows you to write on the page or highlight text as you would in a real book using your finger or a supplied stylus. You can also bookmark pages and return to them instantly. Plus, audio playback enables you to plug in your headphones to listen to audio books or to music as you read.

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Built-in Dictionary
Internal Memory
Approx. 1.3 GB after initial setting
Card Reader
Micro SD
System Requriements
General: OS: - Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64 bit) - Windows 7 Starter - Windows 7 Home Basic - Windows 7 Home Premium - Windows 7 Professional - Windows 7 Ultimate - Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bit) - Windows Vista Home Basic with Service Pack 2 or later - Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 2 or later - Windows Vista Business with Service Pack 2 or later - Windows Vista Ultimate with Service Pack 2 or later - Microsoft Windows XP (32 bit only) - Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack 3 or later - Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 3 or later - Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 & 2005 with Service Pack 3 or later - Mac OS X version 10.7 (64 bit only) - Mac OS X version 10.7 or later CPU: - 1 GHz Intel processor RAM: - 512 MB Free space on hard disc: - 250 MB or more Depending on the content amount, more space may be required. Monitor: - 1024 × 768 display with 24-bit color Network: - Broadband internet connection Specifications: Reader software is not supported by the following environments: -An operating system other than those included above -Personally built computer or operating system -Multi-boot environment -Multi-monitor environment
E-Book Reader

File Formats Supported

DRM Text: ePub (OPS v2.0, .epub file extension, Adobe DRM protected), PDF (PDF v1.6 or before, .pdf file extension, Adobe DRM protected)

Unsecured Text: ePub, PDF, TXT
Unsecured Audio: MP3 (Non encrypted), AAC (Non encrypted)


Screen Size
Screen Type
E-Ink Pearl
Grey Scale
16-level gray scale
600 x 800
Display Features
Clear Touch Infrared Technology


IEEE 802.11b / g / n


Battery Life
Up to 5 weeks


Wi-Fi access for easy download

Over 2 million titles at Reader Store by Sony, including free eBooks

Borrow free eBooks from your local library directly to your Reader

12 multi-language pre-loaded Dictionaries

Sleek, ultra-light design


Recharging Time
Fully charges in approximately 2 hours via approved U.S. power adapter

Approx. 2.5 hours supports charging from your computer via the included USB 2.0 cable

Dimensions & Weight

6.8" x 4.3" x 0.35"
6 oz.
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Alan C.
  • 7/31/2012 7:05:17 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsAvoid at all cost

Pros: Any pros are irrelevant given the cons

Cons: Check out "Reader for PC Horrible Application" on the Sony Forum. You can't find it with Google. You have to go to the sony web site --> Support Forum (footer of the page), scroll down to "Reader Digital Book" --> Reader Library Software --> Reader for PC Horrible Application. Sure wish I'd found this BEFORE I bought my eReader. The comments are "right on."

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  • David L.
  • 7/13/2012 5:08:28 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsThat's a warranty?

Pros: Nice display, works great with Calibre.
Doesn't have the burdensome 160-page legalese you have to agree to with the Nook, doesn't demand that you register an account (also Nook), and doesn't think it has the right to "unsell" things you've bought (Kindle).

Cons: Wi-Fi failed within 6 months, doesn't see any networks at all. Under the "warranty" I can pay $30 for a refurbished unit, or send it off for repair and pay a minimum of $25, then wait for weeks. Either way, my year warranty vanishes and is replaced by a 90-day warranty on the refurbed or repaired unit I guess this is better than no warranty at all, but it's sure not what *I* would consider a decent warranty.

Supplied software just bags it. Awful. Useless. Period Dot. Use freeware Calibre instead

Touchscreen sometimes works, sometimes doesn't so I've gotten used to pressing the "next page" button instead.

Other Thoughts: Sony should be ashamed of themselves for this sorry "warranty", especially for the part that eats itself when you have a claim. Think pretty hard about this. It's probably worth getting a Square Trade warranty. It might seem a little pricey, but if you do have a problem, like I did, you at least won't get socked 30 bucks to do anything.

I probably won't bother, since I hardly use the Wi-Fi feature anyway, but I sure resent losing it.

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5 out of 5 eggsSony e-reader - worth owning

Pros: I saw a video on YouTube of someone demoing it. I knew then it was what I wanted. I have been searching the web for this very thing - the tablets are too heavy and pricey.

Very comfortable to hold and it weighs so little. Reads the PDF technical documents on my SDHC micro card. This is the main reason I wanted it. I have hundreds of PDF files and now I can keep them all in one place and organized them as needed. It takes notes using the accompanying stylist. This is my first e-reader/tablet. I’ve seen the Kindle and Kindle Fire but neither have a micro SD slot. The Sony e-reader has a great adjustable screen which can be read in sunlight. Set up WIFI, browse the web, and lots configurable settings – and its FAST! All of this and it’s just my first day as owner.

Cons: Sort of flacky screen rendoring has you change viewing sizes but the screen updates so fast I don't care.

Other Thoughts: The extended warranty/replacement program from Newegg also is what sold me on the Sony e-reader (black). This is the product for me and at a great price too – thanks Newegg.

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  • Catherine G.
  • 4/13/2012 4:42:52 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMy First eReader

Pros: Light, free connection to public library, access to Gutenburg Project, Sony Reader Store and GoodReads have tons of free books that can be read on this reader. Screen looks just like book page. Easy on the eyes. Holds battery charge for a long time. Stereo quality using headphones is excellent!

Cons: No way to copy items from inserted SD card to the reader internal storage (I just got it so maybe I am missing something, can probably do this if it is connected to a PC and the SD card is installed in the PC).

Other Thoughts: I was torn between a Nook Color, Kindle Fire and the Sony PRS-T1. After researching, I found that the Kindle Fire didn't have e-Ink, which makes the ebooks look just like a paper book. Also, I have a laptop and a HTC Thunderbolt phone, so I didn't really need a tablet (Kindle Fire/Nook Color). I decided on the Sony and I am totally happy so far.

I used to read books for enjoyment quite often, and over the past several years, it seems that all I've been reading is tech manuals to keep up on my job. I decided to try to get back into pleasure reading and figured an eReader would facilitate this. It worked right out of the box, I connected with my public library, then visited the Sony Reader Store to download several free books.

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  • Greg J.
  • 3/9/2012 8:58:20 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggssweet reader

Pros: Wow. Long battery life. Lots of built in features, multilingual dictionaries are handy. Nice compact lightweight reader. Lots of books at the Sony store and no problem finding what I wanted.

Cons: Paper white display needs a light source to read.

Other Thoughts: Get the cover with built in reading light for best results.

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  • Slawomir B.
  • 2/16/2012 5:53:10 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPRS-T1 Review By Sam

Pros: The Ebook Reader is great. It connects to the computer very easily. PDF and epub formats work great. All in all a great ereader.

Cons: 1. The red ereader is a DARK PINK not red. But since it was for a girl its ok. But do not be fooled by the description. I got the reader and its pink not red.
2. The book management software sucks, I downloaded calibre way better.

Other Thoughts: Besides the pink thing its a great buy.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/4/2012 7:43:41 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood book

Pros: Good design
Custom firmware.
All formats...

Cons: Glossy front

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  • James F.
  • 1/23/2012 2:55:00 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood so far.

Pros: No #$@%$^g "special offers."
Touch screen AND page buttons.
Loads of fairly easy to use features (easy to change screensaver for instance)
I like the shiny red case, you might like boring gray like that other place sells.
Get calibre and you can pretty well use all easy to find FREE books online

Cons: Touch screen tends to freeze after a couple of hours.
Black and white screen, but hey, color costs a lot more.

Other Thoughts: Sony is aware of the firmware bug that causes touch screen to freeze. You can reset by pushing end of a paper clip in easy to use reset button, but the warning says you might lose all content on reader. I've had to reset a couple of times, but still have all my books I've loaded. Back them up to a hard drive in an external enclosure, buy both cheap on Newegg of course. For me this is the best ereader. I checked them out for months, read all the reviews, and am very satisfied. Five Stars once the bug is fixed.

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