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Sony PRS-505 E-Book Reader (Page 2)

Andrew Jones | Feb 24, 2009 at 11:00 pm CST - 1 min, 11 secs time to read this page
Rating: 88%Manufacturer: Sony

Solid and Sexy

Here's the low down on the features for the PRS-505:

Screen size (inch): 6

Resolution: 170 pixels per inch

Grey scale: 8-level grey scale

Battery Type: Rechargeable lithium-ion

Battery Life (reading EPUB eBooks): Approx 6800 page turns

Unsecured / free eBooks & text files: EPUB eBook, BBeB Book, Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word, TXT, RTF

DRM (Secure / purchased) eBooks and text files: EPUB eBooks (Adept) BBeB eBooks (Marlin)

Unsecured Audio files: mp3, AAC (not most DRM audio)

Image & Photo files: JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP

This desirable hunk of aluminium, while only 8mm thick, sports an SD and Memory Stick Pro Duo slot to allow you some upgrade space as well as easy transferring of files to and from your reader.

Sony PRS-505 E-Book Reader

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With all this crammed into a neat piece of Sony-candy, what's stopping you running out right now and buying one for everyone in the family in order to save the rainforests and finally put to rest the dead tree format?

Sony PRS-505 E-Book Reader

(Click the above image for the large version)

Money! Money-money-money-money - This thing will set you back roughly 270 U.S. Dollars and make you cry tears of poorness. This is due in fact to three main things; the relative immaturity of e-ink displays, the sheer amount of technology and open format support jammed into its thin sexy one piece aluminium shell and lastly, it's Sony; which if you haven't noticed, is a love/hate relationship of desirability and your money.

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