Sony PRS-505 Reader Digital Book

The new Sony PRS-505 Reader Digital Book features a svelte body design and is available in two colors – silver and dark blue. Re-styled controls more closely mimic paper page turns and allow for quick, intuitive navigation. A next-generation electronic paper display delivers faster response and a higher contrast ratio for easy reading even in bright sunshine. Eight levels of gray scale provide for crisp and clear text, images, and graphics. The Sony PRS-505 Reader Digital Book can handle a stack of books and other documents that people would rather not carry, yet offers a ‘book-like’ reading experience unavailable with other electronic devices. With the capacity to store up to 160 typical eBooks, the Sony PRS-505 Reader can act as a mobile library. Expansion slots for Memory Stick Duo media or SD memory cards make the device’s library potential practically limitless. More advanced users will appreciate the new USB-based mass storage capability that allows them to use the Sony PRS-505 Reader as a portable drive for the direct transfer of documents, images and other files to the Reader.

A new auto sync feature also lets users set up folders with books and documents that can be automatically synchronized when the device is connected to a PC. The new Sony PRS-505 Reader will retail for about $300 and come complete with a USB cable; eBook Library PC companion software; and a color-coordinated, protective soft cover.