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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.*

Features:

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.

Specifications:

Display

  • 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

Power

  • 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

  • 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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Sony 6" Digital E Ink Black Reader
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

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Happy with purchase.

After using the Sony PSR 600 for over a year, I was unhappy with how long I had to hold the start switch before it started, how long I had to hold the switch...Read complete review

After using the Sony PSR 600 for over a year, I was unhappy with how long I had to hold the start switch before it started, how long I had to hold the switch before it got the shutdown message, and how heavy it seemed. All 3 problems are non-existent with this newer model. It also seems to have clearer 'print'. I also like being able to download books from the library without having to use the PC. Battery life is great!

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Frustrated and Fed Up

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...Read complete review

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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3.0

Not as good as the older version

By buzylady

from Kentucky

Comments about Sony 6" Digital E Ink Black Reader:

I am extremely disappointed in the new Sony reader PRS-T2. It is very, very slow to start up, even with the Wi-Fi turned off. The older version PRS 505 was much superior. Yes this has features the older version did not have, but if you want this to be mainly for reading it does not live up to the old version.

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5.0

Love it

By DGold

from Ohio

Comments about Sony 6" Digital E Ink Black Reader:

This is my third reader from Sony and they just keep getting better. The other two have been handed down to other people and they love them. I like the new wifi and being able to download books without connecting to the computer. The new feature of the public library allows borrowing books from the local library easier. It is a real value for the money. It is primarily a reader which is what I wanted

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5.0

Light weight and long battery life

By Seonag

from Camden, TN

Comments about Sony 6" Digital E Ink Black Reader:

Light weight! I've had the Reader for over a month and have had to recharge the battery only twice. I use it daily, so this is really good. I like the ease of putting the Reader in and out of Sleep-Mode by a click of the on/off button. My previous Sony Reader ate the battery life, needed almost constant recharging and once in sleep mode it was difficult to turn back on because it was a slider on-off and contact wasn't always good. The screen is a bit smaller than the previous Sony Reader I had, but the screen is much easier to read in sunlight and at night. The only downside is my previous unit could go on-line without a Wi-Fi connection and that was convenient when traveling and needed a new book to read. I'll just need to plan better now.

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5.0

The perfect reader for book lovers

By MohawkWarrior

from Undisclosed

Comments about Sony 6" Digital E Ink Black Reader:

Best quality page display with simple controls. If all you want is a reader without being overloaded with all the extras of a tablet, this is perfect. The only improvements I would ask for are slight design modifications. They should make it a little easier to customize the way your books are organized. Second, it would be nice to be able to mark a book as read, or sort to show only the books you have started in the bookshelf. Last, I find it disappointing that they removed the MP3 player from the reader. It was a nice feature to listen to audiobooks while exercising or doing housework without having to switch to my PSP. The touchscreen is so sensitive that an insect landing on the page sometimes will turn the page for you, but I understand that this is the trade-off to make it easy to use and sense your finger swipes, so all is forgiven there. In all, it really is almost perfect for anyone who loves books, and even the library book borrowing software and internet browser work nicely. I would highly recommend this to anyone who reads regularly.

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2.0

Frustrated and Fed Up

By CrzyRdr

from Undisclosed

Comments about Sony 6" Digital E Ink Black 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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5.0

Awesome purchase ever

By Palma83

from Hidalgo, tx

Comments about Sony 6" Digital E Ink Black Reader:

U guys have best products and awesome customer service.

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5.0

Love it!

By Yellowrosejo

from Oklahoma City

Comments about Sony 6" Digital E Ink Black Reader:

I did my research and this e reader is just the best! I can download books quickly. Love the screen, would advise getting cover with light as I did and then there are no problems with accidently shutting it off. Will be getting my daughter and partner one for Xmas as we all use the same library!

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5.0

This is my 4th Sony ...

By Vetjoe

from Edgewater, MD

Comments about Sony 6" Digital E Ink Black 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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4.0

super reader

By judy

from ill.

About Me Frequent Traveler, Gearhead, Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    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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    5.0

    Great service!

    By Mark

    from Hampton, VA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Read
    • Good Screen Quality

    Cons

      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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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