Sony Reader

Priced from $299 to $399

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The reader has a revolutionary paper-like display.

Reading from the Sony® Reader is unlike reading from any other digital device you’ve ever seen. Its breakthrough electronic paper technology provides clarity and resolution that rival paper itself. The 6-inch screen is as easy to read in full daylight as indoors, and can be viewed from nearly any angle. Forgot your reading glasses? Enlarge text up to 200%. It’s the way on-screen reading was always meant to be – book-like.

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Its as small as a paperback

Measuring 6.9” by 4.9” by .5”, the Sony® Reader is smaller than many paperbacks. And at less than 9 ounces, it’s light enough to travel with you wherever you go. Its rechargeable battery powers you through up to 7,500 page turns, so you’re ready for the long haul, and can be recharged in as little as 4 hours with the AC adapter.

The Sony® Reader holds up to 80 average-size eBooks at a time, so you can switch from pulp fiction to politics, sorcery to self-help with the click of a button. And if 80 eBooks aren’t enough, an optional MemoryStick storage media or SD card gives you room for hundreds more. Now that’s food for thought.

Acess thousands of titles.

The CONNECT™ Store puts thousands of eBook titles online. You’ll find all the latest bestsellers as well as a deep catalog of books in every category – fiction, non-fiction, business, self-help and more, with free first chapters available, plus author bios and reviews. Most titles cost less than their print versions, and CONNECT™ offers additional specials for even deeper savings.

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It will also play more than just books.

Books are just the beginning for the Sony Reader. It also displays Adobe PDFs, personal documents, blogs, newsfeeds, and JPEGs with the same amazing readability, so you can take your favorite blogs and online newspapers with you. It even plays audio files.

How it Works.

What is E Ink® Technology?
The Sony Reader’s display uses E Ink – a significant improvement over CRT and LCD technology. Instead of rows of glowing cells, E Ink® microcapsules actually appear as either black or white depending on a positive or negative charge determined by the content. The result is a reading experience that’s similar to paper – high contrast, high resolution, viewable in direct sunlight and at a nearly 180-degree angle, and requiring no power to maintain the image. In other words, it’s a screen that, like you, is well read.


Display Panel 6 Inch “electronic paper” display

Resolution SVGA 800×600 Approx.170 Pixels Per Inch

Color 4-level grey-scale

Power SupplyRechargeable Lithium-ion Battery / AC adapter USB (Battery Recharge only)

Maximum battery life

Actual battery life may vary based on usage patterns Read 7,500 page with a single charge2

Battery charge time
(to 100% capacity) AC adapter: Approx. 4 hours
USB-cable: Approx. 6 hours

FormatBBeB Book / Adobe® PDF / JPEG / MP3

Supplied Accessories PC Management Software
Soft cover / USB cable / AC Power Adapter Dimensions8 Maximum

175.6 mm(H) x 123.6 mm(W) x 13.8 mm(D)
6.9 x 4.9 x 0.5 (inches)
Minimum Depth: 8.7mm / 0.34 inches

Weight8 250 g (Approx 8.8 oz, without Soft cover)