Before there was Kindle, there was Sony. But, Sony was quickly eclipsed by Kindle, and, as such, Sony readers have been long forgotten. Yet, if there’s one thing I’ve learned about Sony it’s that this company doesn’t give up any fight. Sony is still hanging onto the music scene by reviving the old Walkman name, and now Sony is entering the e-reader battle once again by introducing the Sony Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1.
This Sony reader will hit store shelves this coming October, and it has a lot to offer those who stand behind the Sony brand. Sony does, after all, offer solidly built products that tend to last a long time, so why not give Sony’s new reader a chance? In addition to a solid build, the new Sony Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1 comes with a few features that will stand up against any other reader on the market.
What’s to Love
First and foremost, advanced reports state that the Sony Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1 is much lighter than previous Sony reader offerings. Instead of backing the Sony Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1 with metal, Sony has gone for durable plastic, which trims pounds off of the new reader. You may also have noticed from the name of this reader that the Sony Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1 comes with Wi-Fi – a nice touch.
Due to popularity, Sony’s ever-responsive touchscreen can still be found on the Sony Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1. This is a good thing by all accounts, since Sony’s touchscreen is one of the best out there. This Sony reader will measure 6-inches, hold a battery charge for five weeks, and come with a 2GB memory (around 1200 books). If all of this sounds good to you, you’ll be happy to know that there’s one more piece to this perfect puzzle.
As a general rule of thumb, people don’t want to pay a lot for a reader. That’s why Barnes and Noble and Amazon have had such luck selling their readers to the masses. Any reader that’s priced too high is likely to appeal only to a niche crowd, and this crowd is not what Sony’s after this time around. Instead, Sony opted to price its new Sony Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1 reasonably.
You can expect to find the Sony Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1priced at $149. That’s right, just $149. This intelligent pricing by Sony makes it possible to purchase the Sony Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1 for a gift or for yourself. If you enjoy reading electronic books, you will find the Sony Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1worthwhile.
Test It Out
Even though everything about the Sony Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1 looks great, I always recommend testing out any device you are thinking of purchasing. This is especially true when it comes to e-readers. Some of these readers are bulky and uncomfortable to hold, which can make reading a novel that takes many days to finish tiresome and irksome. Other readers are clunky and difficult to use, which will make your reading experience bothersome.
When the Sony Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1 hits a store near you, make sure to take the time to check it out. I think you’ll love what you find, but I might be wrong. Either way, testing out the reader that you’ll eventually buy is the best way to go.