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Sony Red Wi-Fi eBook Reader - PRS-T1RC

Abt Model: PRST1RC | UPC Code: 027242830196
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Sony Red Wi-Fi eBook Reader, Model PRST1RC

Indulge your passion for reading on the ultra-light Reader™ Wi-Fi®. Wirelessly choose from over 2 million titles at Reader™ Store and borrow ebooks from your local public library. With up to a month of battery life, enjoy reading on the enhanced, glare-free touchscreen, even in direct sunlight.


  • Wi-Fi® access to over 2 million titles
    Wirelessly shop wherever you are with easy access to 2 million titles at Reader™ Store. Borrow free books from your local public library or download Google public domain books. Plus, get immediate access to websites like Wikipedia and Google search
  • Ultra compact and elegant styling
    Weighing less than 6 ounces, the lightest 6” eReader around is no bigger than a paperback. This slim, 0.35 inch device has an elegant curved profile for easy holding and carrying in a pocket or bag
  • Clear Enhanced Touch screen
    Simply touch the superior 6” clear enhanced touch screen to call up your favorite books, swipe your finger to turn pages and zoom in and out by pinching your fingers together or apart
  • E-Ink® Pearl V220 glare-free screen
    With a crystal clear paper-like screen, you can read for hours - even in direct sunlight. The screen has no backlight or flicker like a standard LCD screen and features 8 adjustable font sizes plus adjustable contrast and brightness
  • 12 Built-in Dictionaries
    On board are 12 dictionaries including 2 English language (British/American) and 10 translation (to and from French, German, Spanish, Dutch and Italian). Double-tap a word to find its meaning or translate into one of the 5 supported languages
  • Note-taking
    Reader allows you to write on the page or highlight text as you would in a real book using your finger or a supplied stylus
  • Stores up to 1200 titles
    Enjoy a whole library in your hands. Store up to 1200 titles on 2GB of included memory or add optional MicroSD media to expand your storage to 32GB. Customizable file management also lets you manage your ebooks and music from within your Reader
  • Long battery life
    Read for up to 1 month on one battery charge - that will get you through your long vacation or up to 14,000 continuous page turns
  • Bookmark pages
    Bookmark pages and return to them instantly
  • Audio playback
    Plug in your headphones to listen to audio books or to music as you read



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

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 Audio: Unsecured Adudio: MP3 (Non encrypted), AAC (Non encrypted)
  • Unsecured Text: ePub, PDF, TXT


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

Operating Conditions

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


  • AC Power: Built-in rechargeable battery: 3.7 V DC
  • Battery Life (Approx): A single charge lasts up to 1 month with wireless off based upon a half-hour of daily reading time
  • Battery Life (Approx): Read on a single battery charge for 3-4 weeks with wireless on
  • Battery Life (Approx): Up to 14,000 continuous page turns when reading only
  • Recharging Time: Fully charges in approximately 2 hours via the included U.S. power adapter. Approx. 2.5 hours supports charging from your computer via the included USB 2.0 cable.

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 Specifications: 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


  • Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11b / g / n

In The Box

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

Approximate Dimensions:

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

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 5.9 oz
  • Shipping: 1 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor


  1. Must be US or Canadian resident, age 13 years and older. Account registration required. Content availability may vary based on location
  2. Requires valid library card. Content availability may vary
  3. As of August 31, 2011
  4. Based on average un-illustrated eBook file size of 1.2 megabytes. Actual file sizes vary by digital book title. Accessible capacity may vary
  5. Measured by reading 30 minutes each day. In low coverage areas, wireless usage will consume battery power more quickly. Actual battery life may vary upon your wireless usage, product settings, battery and environmental conditions
  6. Measured using a text based content in EPUB format and a fully charged battery, consecutive page-turns at approximately one second per page under the recommended operating temperature. Actual battery life may vary based on usage patterns and individual device. Actual battery life may vary based on usage patterns and individual device
  7. Un-encrypted MP3 and AAC format audio files only. Headphones not included
  8. 1 GB equals one billion bytes, a portion of which is used for data management functions
Key Features
Wi-Fi Access To Over 2 Million Titles/ 6 " (600x800) Clear Enhanced Touch Screen/ 2GB Internal Memory (Optional MicroSD Media To Expand Your Storage To 32GB)/ E-Ink Pearl V220 Glare-Free Screen/ 16 Level Gray Scale/ 12 Built-In Dictionaries/ Note-Taking/ Stores Up To 1200 Titles/ Bookmark Pages/ Audio Playback/ Purchase Limit Of 5 Units Per Customer/ Red Finish
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