Reading in a different way…

Well after several months of debating with myself, I broke down today and bought the Sony Reader PRS-505.  I love books and reading so much that I wanted to experience how we might be reading and storing books in the future.  This little device uses very cool electronic ink technology that makes the experience almost like reading regular ink on paper.  What’s more, no power is consumed after the page appears on the screen, and only a small amount of power is used to turn the pages.  In fact, a full battery charges gives you 7500 page turns (or more than 20 readings of TBLP!).  I’ve already downloaded several books from the Sony eBook Store.  The device holds about 160 full-length books in its memory.  With the slick insertion of a standard SD card, you can literally carry thousands of books with you in this slim, sleek, and light little wonder.  I’ve only had this new toy for a couple of hours so I can hardly offer a well-informed review, but I’ll keep you posted.

3 Responses to “Reading in a different way…”

  1. Ari Herzog says:

    A month or so later, what are your thoughts?

  2. Terry Fallis says:

    I’m still really enjoying the Sony Reader. I use it quite often. It’s effortless to turn pages. The screen is quite good. I wish there was just a bit more contrast between the paper-like background and the e-ink, but I’m quite pleased with it. In good lighting it works very well. I’m a fan…

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