There are times when you are alone on a couch reading a book made from paper. This ereader from Sony not only replaces the whole box of books but provides social media integration to let you be more social about what you are reading.
Sony PRS T2 SPECS:
Display :: 6 inches IR double-touch screen (800 x 600 pixels), 16 shades of gray, E Ink Pearl display
Internal Memory: 2 GB (1.3 GB usable)
Interface: Mini USB 2.0, card reader (microSD up to 32 GB)
Connectivity: Wi-Fi (b / g / n)
Dimensions / Weight: 110 x 173 x 9.1 mm / 164 g
Other facilities: Stylus
Sony PRS T2 REVIEW
The T2 e-reader comes with a USB cable, quick start guide and stylus. Its case is made of matte plastic. There are 3 colors available – red, white and black. Since it is matte, it is not slippery and is less prone to fingerprints. It sports dimensions of 110 x 173 x 9.1 mm and weighs in at 164 grams.
There are five buttons below the screen, easily recognizable by their size and shape. Screen packs 800 x 600 pixel resolution, which is decent enough for a 6 inch screen. It is not color but can display up to 16 shades of grey. Since it uses E-ink technology, it produces excellent contrast and high viewing angles. Such kind of screens only consume power when the pages are reloaded, thus providing excellent battery runtimes.
Supported formats include ePUB, JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF and TXT files. In case of GIF animations, only the first frame is displayed. For storage, you get 2GB storage out of which only 1.3GB is usable. Fortunately, that can be expanded via micro SD card slot that supports maximum of 32GB.
Sony offers a ‘Stores’ link that allows you to purchase ebooks. To read an ebook, you select them from the home screen. You can sort the list of ebooks by date, author, title, file name, and last read. Screen orientations can be changed to either portrait or landscape. Other nice additions include Evernote and Facebook integration.
Battery life is excellent and it takes just 2.5 hours to fully charge it via USB port. If you charge it via its adapter, you will be able to charge it fully in 2 hours. With normal usage and Wi-Fi off, you will easily be able to cross 1.5 months of usage.
October 20, 2012