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Sony PRS-T1 Pearl Red 6" eBook Reader with Wi-Fi

by Sony
26 customer reviews

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  • Wirelessly shop 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Plug in your headphones to listen to audio books or to music as you read
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Technical Details

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  • Brand Name: Sony
  • Model Number: PRST1RC
  • Display Size: 6 inches

Product Description

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Sony PRS-T1RC Digital Text Reader PRS-T1RC eBook Readers

Product Details

Package Type: Standard Packaging
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 5.6 x 0.9 inches ; 10.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • Item model number: PRST1RC
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #110,415 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at September 12, 2011

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I had a rough honeymoon with this new ereader, but ultimately I've come to love it when I'm using it for its most important purpose, reading. The touch screen is very sensitive, it's beautiful and light weight, there are multiple fonts and text sizes to choose from, and the wifi feature, especially the ability to connect directly with my local libraries to borrow books, is a mostly wonderful option.

Maybe because this reader can do so many things, it's more finicky than my Sony 350 which is a generation older than the PRS-T1. I have never had my 350 freeze, but in the short time that I've had the PRS-T1 I've had to reset it 4 times. Usually it has happened when I'm flicking the "pages", something that works perfectly most of the time, which somehow sets off wild unstoppable page turning ultimately freezing the device.

If you are used to earlier Sony readers, this one requires a tap, tap-hold-for-2-seconds instead of a quick double tap to highlight or call up dictionary definitions, which was a little hard for me to get the hang of at first. The good news is that the new tap, tap-hold-for-2-seconds also calls up a menu with options for text word search, google, wikipedia and note taking--it's very exciting to be able to google or wikipedia right from the reader. The bad news is that if you are used to how a tablet can access the internet, the PRS-T1 will seem slow and clunky. There are multiple negative-to-positive page flashes when navigating down a page or sometimes even when typing, which is distracting and annoying. Also the stylus is much bigger on this model and doesn't slide into the reader the way the 350 stylus does.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By T_Squared on December 9, 2011
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I looked at all of the e-readers in this price range (the new Kindles, the Nook Simple and the Kobo). I had the Sony PRS600 before and really like the additional features (i.e. Notes, Audio). This new Wi-Fi version offers that in a smaller, lighter package and now that the price is down to $99 it was a no brainer.

Physically, the Reader Wi-Fi is very lightweight but easy to hold thanks to the matte finish along the back. The screen is much more readable & crisper (with no glare) than my old PRS600. The frame around the screen is a little glossy but this does not bother me as much as some people have commented. (I have the red version.)

I especially like the multiple fonts and font size selections that are now included. The older Sonys' font choices were either too large or too small. The additional options for handling PDF's also looks like it will make reading those much easier. The "pinch to zoom" feature works well in conjunction with this.

I would say that the greatest upgrade is the Wi-Fi feature. The browser works well and I was able to use it to log into my local library very easily to download books without the use of the computer. I was also able to download books directly from such websites as

The only problem I have had so far is that the USB/charging port for the new Wi-Fi is a different size than my older PRS600 so I cannot use my older cables with the new device. The new Wi-Fi seems to use a "micro" USB port vs. a "mini" USB port that the older Sony used.

So far, in the short time I have had it in my hands, I have really enjoyed it.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 30, 2011
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Bought this e-reader 3 days ago and have found it to be everything I needed very clear screen wi-fi easy to set up, using the browser isn't that great not very clear but I didn't buy it to surf the web mp3 nice and clear sound.
When loading books make sure your tags are correct to make it easier to keeps books in order.
Pages turn nicely,also bought the book cover with light works well but havn't really needed it.
Very light to hold and books converted from PDF and mobi to the epub format works very well using softare called Calibre which is a free e-book management programme.
I like the buttons too at the bottom of the e-reader so you can choose what to turn your pages with,best of both worlds.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Paul Kenworthy on December 16, 2011
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Having tried out this little cute ebook reader for a while, I finally plunged myself to buy two (one for my wife, and may be more for my children).

Things I like:
1) light and handy cool look with buttons and touch screen settings well designed;
2) the assisting "Calibre" (which has to be downloaded separately) helps to read Chinese and read pdb format (with additional CSS and pluggins);
3) clear and glare-free screen (haven't tried a protector to test the touch screen responsiveness), which enables a more user-friendly condition to save your eyes from being bombarded by the LCD/LED light electrons;
4) the font size arrangement; and
5) the notes adding, mp3, and books downloading from local libraries features are wonderful.

Things I wish more:
1) the RAM for net surfing is not enough (double or triple more is appreciated); and
2) cannot read word document directly.

This little cute ebook reader can beat much more expensive ipads, tablets, laptops, and net books in ebook reading. The e-pearl ink feature helps a lot in keeping your eyes to read more story books and files.

Finally, the price is great, compared to other ebook readers.
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