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Sony 6" Digital E Ink Black Reader - PRS-T2HBC

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6 Built-In Dictionaries/ Up To 2 Months Of Battery Life/ Natural Reading Experience/ 16 Level Grey Scale/ 6 Inch Screen/ Built-In Rechargeable Battery/ Includes Free eBook Download Of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone/ Black Finish
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Sony 6" Digital E Ink Black Reader, Model PRST2HBC

Enjoy your favorite books whenever, wherever on the Sony Reader. Boasting a 6" touchscreen and weighing less than 6 ounces, the PRS-T2 Reader is no bigger than an average paperback. Download free books wirelessly from your public library or buy the hottest titles from Reader Store. The Sony Reader features a glare-free, E-Ink® Pearl touch screen that is so easy to read, you'll never want to put it down. Includes voucher for free eBook download of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.*


Natural reading experience
Enjoy a natural reading experience with smooth page transitions and less flickering.

Up to 2 months of battery life
Read for up to two months on a single battery charge.

Public library downloads from the device over Wi-Fi®
Borrow free eBooks from your local public library using the dedicated public library icon and a Wi-Fi® connection.

6 built-in dictionaries
Utilize the 6 built-in dictionaries to look up a word or translate into English, French or Spanish.

Wi-Fi® access to Sony Reader™ Store
Shop thousands of eBooks, newspapers, and magazines at Reader™ Store2, and discover your next story with new recommendations each week.

Get lost in your books, not ads
Enjoy your favorite titles on Reader™ without the distraction of annoying ads.



  • Display Technology: E Ink Pearl™ with Clear Touch Infrared Technology
  • Grey Scale: 16 level gray scale
  • Resolution: 600 x 800 pixels
  • Screen Size: 6 inches

Operating Conditions

  • Operating Temperature: 41°F to 95°F (5°C to 35°C)

Media Formats Supported

  • DRM Text: ePub (OPS v2.0, .epub file extension, Adobe DRM protected), PDF (PDF v1.6 or before, .pdf file extension, Adobe DRM protected)
  • Image: JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP
  • Unsecured Text: ePub, PDF, TXT


  • AC Power:  Built-in rechargeable battery: 3.7 V DC
  • Battery Life: A single charge lasts up to two months with wireless off based upon a half-hour of daily reading time. ; Read on a single battery charge for 6 weeks with wireless on.
  • Recharging Time:  Fully charges in approximately 2 hours via the approved U.S. power adapter. Approx. 2.5 hours supports charging from your computer via the included USB 2.0 cable.


  • Memory Size
    • Internal: Approx. 1.3 GB after initial setting.
    • External: Micro SD card up to 32GB.

System Requirements

  • General: OS: - Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64 bit) - Windows 7 Starter - Windows 7 Home Basic - Windows 7 Home Premium - Windows 7 Professional - Windows 7 Ultimate - Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bit) - Windows Vista Home Basic with Service Pack 2 or later - Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 2 or later - Windows Vista Business with Service Pack 2 or later - Windows Vista Ultimate with Service Pack 2 or later - Microsoft Windows XP (32 bit only) - Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack 3 or later - Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 3 or later - Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 & 2005 with Service Pack 3 or later - Mac OS X version 10.7 (64 bit only) - Mac OS X version 10.7 or later
  • CPU: 1 GHz Intel processor
  • RAM: 512 MB Free space on hard disc:- 250 MB or more Depending on the content amount, more space may be required.
  • Monitor: 1024 × 768 display with 24-bit color
  • Network: Broadband internet connection
  • Reader software is not supported by the following environments: -An operating system other than those included above -Personally built computer or operating system -Multi-boot environment -Multi-monitor environment

In the Box

  • USB Cable
  • Warranty
  • Stylus Pen
  • Important Product Information
  • Quick Start Guide

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 6-7/8"
  • Width: 4-3/8"
  • Depth: 3/8"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 0.37 lbs
  • Shipping: 1 lbs

*Offer valid while device supplies last. You must register at the Pottermore Shop, redeem your code in your registered Pottermore Shop account and complete your transaction by 11:59:59 pm PST on July 31, 2013. Intended for 18 years old and above. Limit 1 code per purchase of a Sony Reader device. Visit readerstore.sony.com/pottermore for the full terms and conditions. © 2012 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. Sony and Reader logos are trademarks of Sony. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners. Harry Potter and Pottermore Publishing Rights © J.K. Rowling. Harry Potter characters, names and related indicia are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Ent. All Rights Reserved.

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  • Abt ships this product for free!


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Sony 6" Digital E Ink White Reader

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Frustrated and Fed Up

By CrzyRdr

from Undisclosed

Comments about Sony 6" Digital E Ink White Reader:

I have not been able to put books on my reader because of the Adobe program. I've tried to put it on my computer and my reader. My father in law, who works in IT, tried to put it on my computer and reader and he couldn't even get it work! When I started a chat with an Adobe person and got to a part that I didn't know what to do, she says "Oh you need to speak to somebody from forums" and immediately left the chat. Yea big help there. I am so frustrated. I loved my Sony that I had before, but it's the first one they came out with so I decided I needed a new one. This though? I am so frustrated with it. I should be able to at least put the books on my reader, but I can't.

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Awesome purchase ever

By Palma83

from Hidalgo, tx

Comments about Sony 6" Digital E Ink White Reader:

U guys have best products and awesome customer service.

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This is my 4th Sony ...

By Vetjoe

from Edgewater, MD

Comments about Sony 6" Digital E Ink White Reader:

This is my 4th Sony ereader and I like it so well, I have recommended it to my sister and daughter. Love this one.

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super reader

By judy

from ill.

About Me Frequent Traveler, Gearhead, Practical

Verified Buyer


  • Attractive Design
  • Compact Design
  • Durable
  • Easy To Read
  • Good Compatibility
  • Good Screen Quality
  • Long Battery Life


    Best Uses

    • Academics
    • Everyday 
    • Travel

    Comments about Sony 6" Digital E Ink White Reader:

    First time with e reader. I just wanted an ereader no bells and whistles or games. Had a problem with loading up library books and free ebooks from Guttenberg site. Great telephone support from Sony.
    Would highly recommend this Sony reader. I also bought a cover for it, makes it read like a book and protects the screen. Light weight and easy to put into purse. USer friendly buttons and instruction manual is well done. Could use a few more explanations.
    I like that you can write notes on pages, highlight sections,book mark pages, and write notes to keep in e reader..I had looked at another ereader and was not happy with the navigation. This was mostly intuitive.
    Happy reading !!

    Service and delivery comments:

    prompt delivery

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    Great service!

    By Mark

    from Hampton, VA

    Verified Buyer


    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Read
    • Good Screen Quality


      Best Uses

        Comments about Sony 6" Digital E Ink Black Reader:

        Love this new Sony Reader and the features compared to my old Sony Reader. ABT provided great service.

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        • No

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