Sony has slashed the price of their latest generation e-reader by twenty dollars. You can now buy the device from Best Buy and Sony for $129! Considering the device has only been on the market for a few months, the discount comes at the right time for the holiday season.
The Sony PRS-T1 features a e-Ink Pearl Multi-Touch display and has a resolution of 600×800 pixels. This device gives you pin point procession with the infrared touch screen technology it uses. Similar devices, such as Kobo Touch, also employ this technology. I find with IR touch based e-readers the film and screen are often smaller and more lightweight because it uses infrared beams built into the bezel. Like most e-readers, it has 16 levels of grayscale, contributing to superior resolution. The T1 is the second iteration of the Sony PRS-650 and bears many similarities in terms of form and function. It is a bit slimmer and taller than the previous model, and this makes it easy to carry around. I found it fit in my back pocket with ease. It is also 30% lighter than the previous generation which allows you to hold it in one hand for extended periods of time.
The device runs the Android OS, which means people are rooting their e-reader right now and installing 3rd party apps like Kindle, Nook, and Kobo. The deal is available at Sony online, but you have to add the device to your cart and check out to see the deal. It is also available at Best Buy.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.