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|The Sony PRS-505 eBook reader with E Ink Vizplex display technology gives a feel of a paper like reading, without a flicker even when reading in sunlight. Create and carry your personalized library in the form of this Sony tablet having an internal storage capacity of up to 160 eBooks. Intuitive controls of the Sony PRS-505 makes searching for a book or specific page easy. This Sony tablet can last for approx 6800 page turns at single charge. Relaxing while reading is possible with this eBook reader letting you tune in to music supporting MP3 and AAC audio files, avoiding the surrounding disturbance. With a 6-inch touchscreen with 170 pixels per inch and five adjustable font sizes, the Sony PRS-505 is easy-to-read putting no stress on your eyes.|
|Display Size||6in (15.24 cm)|
|Hard Drive Capacity||250 MB|
|Supported File Types||BBeB, ePub|
|Processor Speed||800 MHz|
|Display and Screen|
|Display Tech||E-Ink ® Pearl|
|Display Max. Resolution||800 x 600|
|Connections and Expandability|
|Expansion Ports||USB 1.0/1.1|
|Wireless capabilities||No Wireless Capability|
|Height||6.9in (17.53 cm)|
|Width||4.8in (12.2 cm)|
|Depth||0.2in (0.29 cm)|
|Weight||0.563lb (0.57 kg)|
|Battery Technology||Lithium ion|
|Additional Technical Informations|
|Input Method||Numeric Keypad|
Average review score based on 5 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
The PRS-505 is a great little device. No touch-screen that newer e-readers have, but the buttons are simple and intuitive. Compared to most e-readers, it's a bit on the heavy side, but nothing you're likely to notice unless you're just particularly used to a lighter model.
Its built-in 250MB storage sounds tiny, but that's a few hundred books. It has a built-in MP3 player for easy listening while you read, but if you want more than a couple songs, you might want to consider an SD card to expand its storage space.
In addition to standard e-book formats, it's one of only a few readers that also display PDF, .doc and .txt documents, but uploading files to the system requires Sony's e-Library software; you can't load files directly to the reader via USB. In addition, it only has three magnification levels, and sometimes some error prevents it from displaying anything above the full page level.
Still, for the price and the flexibility, not to mention the outstanding battery life (I can often go for days without plugging it in, and recharging takes less than an hour), I couldn't ask for a better deal.
A good screen (compared to Sony T1 and this new generation, the quality of the screen is almost similar). Pretty quickly flipped through the pages. A metalic case (looks good, durable, but heavier book). Quality leather cover. Built SD and MS Card reader. Long battery life, the eyes did not get tired of reading, durable and soft to the touch, easy management, the ability to play audio))), several options turning pages, the ability to increase the font;
Easy to replace the firmware and get any language + support fb2.
Able to open the formats DOC and TXT - necessary to choose Unicode, when saving the files. I love it! After 3 years, the battery has to stay a little bit worse, but this is OK.
Disadvantages: When reading PDF files slightly freezes. When you download some epub files - the book may goes to loop reboot. Just remoove the files, by using pc.
Yes the PRS-505 is older technology. So what. This was bought to supplement my first PRS-505 which has had a rough 5 years with me already.
It is small enough to be handy, light enough to easily be held, easy to read and with an SD card capable of holding several hundred books in the TXT,PDF,or EPUB formats I use most often. A major plus for me is that it does NOT have a touch screen since I would be forever losing my place through accidently touching the screen while I hold and handle the reader while doing other things and not paying attention to where my fingers are on the reader. The only downside is that it does not have a method of editing a book for spelling or spacing.
If you just want an eReader, this is one of the best if not the best. The metal case is more durable than the plastic. Sony was the first. Contrast and readability are great! As Sony and others added touch screen capabilities the contrast weakened dut to the extra layer on the screen. If you want Wifi and a browser, this is not the unit for you. It is a reader pure and simple.
Looked great, came with directions, cord, and leather cover...BUT...it refused to charge! I tried everything. I don't think it was the problem with the cord, becuase it seemed to get power. It would show that the device was charging, but even after a whole day of charging (when the source of electricity was constant and it only requires a minimum of 4 hrs if it's been dead for a while) did not help. As soon as it was unplugged it died. Shoot!