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Sony PRS-505 E-Book Reader

Sony one-ups the Amazon Kindle by adding that Sony sleekness to its e-ink display device and AJ shares his reading experience with it in hand today.

| Tablets in Mobile Devices | Posted: Feb 25, 2009 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: Sony

Introduction

 

I love to read; do you love to read? - Of course you love to read. You are reading this right now, aren't you? - Unless you have subscribed to our direct brain RSS feed!

 

But aren't you tired of squinting at tiny PDA screens? - Your eyes being strained by the headache inducing backlit display.

 

Well, here comes Sony to answer the call! - Say hello to their new e-ink display e-book reader featuring long battery life, excellent readability and a ton of extra features that make it highly appealing.

 

Sony PRS-505 E-Book Reader

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So, why should you give a damn about these new fangled displays and why haven't you heard more about them? - Well, they're a new type of display designed to fill a niche in the market for displays that don't require constant refreshing, unlike a monitor.

 

E-ink and e-paper displays have been subtly infiltrating our lives in a much more interesting way as well. Because of their incredibly low power drain, they make great static signs in just about every environment, from supermarket price tags, to mobile phone displays.

 

The reason e-ink displays have been picked up for the e-book reader market is because of their low power consumption ability, the fact that the screen does not need to refresh until you turn a page and also their excellent readability in any lighting conditions.

 

Before we move on to the features list and usage of the Sony PRS-505, check out this video walkthrough demonstrating its flexibility and ease of use.

 

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