The Sony Digital Paper is a masterful product by Sony and in traditional fashion the best gadgets out there are hard to find. One of the downsides about Sonys North American distribution strategy is to not sell the product themselves, but relying on very specialist companies to peddle it for them.
There are only two official companies in the entire US that sells the Sony Digital Paper e-reader. The best one is Ease Entertainment, a company that works in the film and production industry. There is no online shopping cart to add the product, instead you have to fill out an entry form to get them to call you back. A number of friends purchased from them for $1,216.13, which included shipping. Word has it, they only have 20 left in stock, so I would order one post haste.
The second company to offer the Digital Paper is Worldox, whom is specialized at software aimed at legal professionals. This company is a nightmare to deal with, as they will not sell individual units to customers and won’t sell bulk units to businesses unless you subscribe to their FileCloud service at $150 a year.
If you don’t want to deal with any of these companies Amazon has just started selling it a few days ago. The price is $1348.71 and is not eligible for Amazon Prime discounted shipping.
The Sony Digital Paper is the best PDF Reader in existence. It uses e-Paper technology developed by Sony and e Ink directly, the main selling point is the lightweight nature. It doesn’t do much other than read PDF files, but it has tremendous functionality to make highlights, annotations and save your edited PDF files as autonomous documents.
Michael Kozlowski has written about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. Newspapers and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times have picked up his articles. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.