Sony PRS-505 Reader Digital Book (Dark Blue)

Sony PRS-505 Reader Digital Book (Dark Blue)

Sony PRS-505 Reader Digital Book (Dark Blue)

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Sony PRS-505 Overview

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The Sony PRS-505 Reader Digital Book couples an innovative electronic paper display with simple on-screen controls and stylish design. Travelers can carry as much as they want to read whether they are traveling across the globe or just around the corner. With battery life equivalent to roughly 7,500 continuous page turns, readers can potentially devour multiple bestsellers without having to recharge.

The Reader's high-resolution electronic paper display delivers a realistic print look that rivals traditional paper and results in crisp text and graphics that are easy on the eyes and readable even in bright sunlight. In addition to electronic books the Reader can also store and display personal documents in Adobe PDF format, RTF, text and JPEG photos. You can also download via your PC, selected RSS feeds from blogs and news sites, free-of-charge. Some of the popular sites are Salon, Slate, Huffington Post, engadget and Gizmodo among others that are also available.

6" SVGA Monochrome Display with E Ink Display Technology
The Sony Reader boasts an impressive display, utilizing breakthrough technology that's almost paper-like. In addition, the text can be magnified for sight-impaired readers. It is Daylight readable, providing high contrast, high resolution, and a near 180° viewing angle.

What is e Ink Electronic Paper Technology?
Although revolutionary in concept, electronic ink is a straightforward fusion of chemistry, physics and electronics. The principal components of electronic ink are millions of tiny microcapsules, about the diameter of a human hair. Each microcapsule contains positively charged white particles and negatively charged black particles suspended in a clear fluid. When a negative electric field is applied, the white particles move to the top of the microcapsule where they become visible to the user. This makes the surface appear white at that spot. At the same time, an opposite electric field pulls the black particles to the bottom of the microcapsules where they are hidden. By reversing this process, the black particles appear at the top of the capsule, which now makes the surface appear dark at that spot.
Compact and Lightweight for Ultimate Portability
The Sony Reader offers a unique, on-the-go reading experience. With a very compact and lightweight design, you can take it almost anywhere. More compact than many paperbacks, it weighs 9 ounces (without cover) and is less than 1/3" thin. You can easily hold it in one hand while sipping coffee with the other.
Excellent Battery Life
The Sony Reader has a built-in rechargeable battery with which you can turn up to 7,500 continuous pages on a single charge, and it can be recharged in as little as 4 hours with the optional AC adapter (6-8 hours via USB port with included USB cable).
Internal and Expandable Memory
The Sony Reader has 192MB of internal memory, and a slot for optional removable memory cards. You can take many titles, user-selected Web content, or other supported documents for reading on the go. It will hold up to 160 electronic books in internal memory and hundreds more with Memory Stick media or SD memory cards (sold separately).
Select from Thousands of eBooks
Browsing and buying books online is a simple, integrated experience. With plenty of internal memory, plus a slot for optional removable memory cards, you can take hundreds of titles, user-selected Web content, or other supported documents for reading on the go. It will hold approximately 160 average sized eBooks in internal memory, and hundreds more with optional removable memory cards.
View More Than eBooks
The Sony Reader isn't just about reading electronic books. Using the included eBook Library 2.0 PC Software, you can easily transfer Adobe PDF documents, Microsoft Word documents, BBeB Book, and other text file formats to the Reader. Also, search, browse and download user-selected RSS Web content to the PC and easily transfer to the Sony Reader. Take along Web newsfeeds, blogs and more, to read. It also displays JPEGs with the same amazing readability, and even plays unsecured MP3 and AAC audio files
In the Box
Sony PRS-505 Reader Digital Book (Dark Blue)
  • USB Cable
  • Soft Case
  • Software CD-ROM
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 1 Year Parts/90 Days Labor Sony U.S.A. Limited Warranty
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    Sony PRS-505 Specs

    Display Type e Ink "electronic paper" display
    Display Size 6"
    Resolution SVGA (800x600 pixels)
    Digital Interface USB
    Video In/Out No/No
    Card Slot Memory Stick/Memory Stick Pro
    Secure Digital (SD) card
    Internal Memory 192MB
    Power Requirements Built-in Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
    AC Adapter
    USB Port (Battery Recharge only)
    System Requirements Windows System ONLY
    • 800MHz Celeron class processor or better
    • Windows XP (Home, Pro, Media Center Edition), Vista (all flavors)
    • 128MB RAM
    • 20MB available Hard Drive space
    • CD-ROM Drive
    • USB Port (USB 1.1 or faster)
    • Internet Connection (Broadband recommended)
    File Support BBeB Book, Adobe PDF, JPEG, MP3 (Bit rate: 32 to 320 kbps; Sampling frequency: 22.05, 44.1 kHz), AAC (Bit rate: 40 to 320 kbps; Sampling frequency: 24.0, 44.1, 48.0 kHz)
    Dimensions 6.9 x 4.8 x 0.3" (175 x 122 x 8mm)
    Weight 9.0 oz. (250g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.6 x 6.2 x 1.8"

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