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PRS-505S
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Electronic device used to display e-books.
E-Book Readers
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Long product name Sony PRS-505 :
The short editorial description of Sony PRS-505

The Reader from Sony is the perfect way to store and read digital books. With enough space for up to 160 eBooks, it has a long battery life and amazing paper-like screen. It’s smaller than the average paper back and easy to use.
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Sony PRS-505:
The official marketing text of Sony PRS-505 as supplied by the manufacturer


Holds around 160 electronic books (eBooks) or more.

Smaller than a typical paperback, 8mm thick and very light: it's a stylish aluminium unit that fits in your coat pocket.

Easy to read 6" eInk® screen. High resolution and multi-shade grey scale give fine detail on text or black-and-white photos, illustrations, etc..

Unlike a PC, screen has no backlight or flicker to give the experience of reading a paper page.

Easy to use menu and simple, intuitive controls.

Add bookmarks, scroll smoothly down the page, read page-by-page or "fast forward" through the book.

Automatically find the page you were last reading.

Call up your stored books quickly: by Author, Title or Date.

MemoryStick™ DUO and SD Card slots allow you to optionally increase capacity up to around 13000 titles.

Very low power consumption allows nearly 7000 page turns from a single battery charge.

Can be fully charged in only 4 hours from a laptop or PC via supplied USB cable.

Two hours charge time using optional UK/continental mains Adaptor (ACS-5220E).

Uses the EPUB standard: the most widely used eBook type. But can also read other very common text documents..

Can also display most common image and photo file types. NB images are black and white, not colour..

Use with headphones to listen to music while you read (mp3 or AAC files). We recommend Sony MDR-NC22CX in-ear, noise cancelling headphones, but any Sony headphones are suitable..

All necessary software (eBook Library) plus quick start instructions supplied. Full user guide is included on PDF.

Comes with soft tan case. Other cases available as optional accessories.

Short summary description Sony PRS-505:
This short summary of the Sony PRS-505 data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.

Sony PRS-505, RTF,TXT, MP3, 260 g

Long summary description Sony PRS-505:
This is an auto-generated long summary of Sony PRS-505 based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.

Sony PRS-505. Document formats supported: RTF,TXT, Audio formats supported: MP3. Weight: 260 g

File formats
Document formats supported *
The type of document formats that can be read/produced with this device e.g. .docx, .pdf.
RTF,TXT
Audio formats supported *
The audio formats which this device or software can read/use e.g. MP3, MP4.
MP3
Weight & dimensions
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260 g
Packaging content
Quick start guide
Instructions, either online, as a computer program or in paper form, to allow you to set up and start using the product quickly.
Yes
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Reviews
Updated:
2014-09-05 02:32:41
Uk has collected 38 expert reviews for Sony PRS-505 and the average expert rating is 77 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Uk to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
77%
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Reviews
Updated:
2014-09-05 02:32:41
Nl heeft 38 proffesionele recensies verzameld voor Sony PRS-505S e-book reader. Het gemiddelde van deze proffesionele recensies is 77 van de 100. De gemiddelde score geeft aan hoe profesionals dit product waarderen. Klik hieronder om naar testseek te gaan en voor alle productbeoordelingen, -testen en -conclusies.
77%
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Reviews
Updated:
2014-09-05 02:32:41
Fr a recueilli 38 avis d’experts pour Sony PRS-505S Liseuse et la note moyenne est de 77 sur 100. Le score moyen reflète l’avis de la communauté des experts sur ce produit. Cliquez sur l’onglet ci-dessous et utilisez Testseek pour voir les notes, les prix de produits et les conclusions.
77%
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Reviews
Updated:
2014-09-05 02:32:41
De hat 38 Expertenmeinungen über Sony PRS-505 eingeholt. Das duchschnittliche Epertenrating ist 77 von 100. Die durchschnittlich erreichte Punktezahl gibt die Meinung der Expertencommunity über das Produkt wieder. Klicken Sie unten und nutzen Sie Testseek um alle Beurteilungen, Produktauszeichnungen und Schlussfolgerungen sehen zu können.
77%
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Reviews
Updated:
2014-09-05 02:32:41
Testseek ha raccolto 38 recensioni da parte di esperti per Sony PRS-505S lettore e-book e la valutazione media da parte degli esperti è di 77 su 100. Tale media riflette l’opinione della comunità degli esperti circa questo prodotto. Fate clic qui sotto e usate Testseek per visualizzare tutte le valutazioni, i premi ricevuti dal prodotto e le conclusioni.
77%
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Reviews
Updated:
2014-09-05 02:32:41
Es ha coleccionado 38 opiniones de expertos para Sony PRS-505S lectore de e-book y la calificación media es 77 de 100. El promedio de la calificación refleja la opinión de la comuniudad de los expertos referente a este producto. Haga click abajo y use Testseek para poder ver todas las calificaciones, galardones y conclusiones del producto.
77%
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Reviews
Updated:
2014-09-05 02:32:41
Dk har samlet 38 ekspertanmeldelser for Sony PRS-505S e-bog-læser og den gennemsnitlige ekspertbedømmelse er 77 af 100. Den gennemsnitlige score reflekterer ekspertpanelets opfattelse af dette produkt. Klik nedenfor og brug Dk for at se alle bedømmelser, produkter og konklusioner.
77%
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Reviews
Updated:
2014-09-05 02:32:41
Se har samlat in 38 experttester för Sony PRS-505S e-bokläsare och det genomsnittliga betyget är 77 av 100. Det genomsnittliga betyget reflekterar experternas samlade syn på denna produkt. Klicka nedanför och använd Se för att se alla betyg, utmärkelser och kommentarer.
77%
Source Review comments Score
uk.askmen.com
Updated:
2014-09-05 02:32:30
Currently you can only buy UK eBooks from waterstones.com. When we looked at their site we were shocked at how much more expensive eBooks were than the printed equivalents. We don't understand why eBooks cost up to 100% more than the paper equivalent espe...
81%
electricpig.co.uk
Updated:
2014-09-05 02:32:30
eBook readers like the Sony E-Reader PRS-505 have been stealing headlines of late, but not all reactions have been positive. iPhone-toting folk will tell you they’ve got an app that handles eBooks just fine, while those that linger in libraries, sniffi...
Good Looks great, feels great, easy to use one handed...
Bad Sluggish performance...
Bottom line The PRS-505 is one sexy, highly desirable gadget...
80%
itreviews.com
Updated:
2014-09-05 02:32:34
The Reader PRS-505 is the most elegant device of its type we have seen. It is expensive, though, and you may want to abandon Sonys PC software. If you are a Mac user youll need to find another software solution anyway, as the Mac is not supported. S...
0%
tweaktown.com
Updated:
2014-09-05 02:32:34
I love to read; do you love to read? - Of course you love to read. You are reading this right now, aren’t you? - Unless you have subscribed to our direct brain RSS feed!But aren’t you tired of squinting at tiny PDA screens? - Your eyes being s...
Bottom line A feature that the newly released Amazon Kindle 2 is sporting is the ability to turn text into spoken words, essentially turning any text you have into some easy listening audio. This is a feature that will broaden the market for the device by inclu...
88%
wired.co.uk
Updated:
2014-09-05 02:32:34
Inside the unassuming case of the Sony Reader is one ambitious device. It aims not only to compete with the Kindle, a similar e-book sold by Amazon, but also to overturn hundreds of years of publishing tradition and render the book obsolete.It’s not fa...
60%
computeractive.co.uk
Updated:
2014-09-05 02:32:34
Electronic books have been talked about for years, but it's only recently that manufacturers have come up with technology that can come close to matching the feel and comfort of a real printed book.The Sony Reader PRS-505, sold through Waterstone's, is...
Good Stylish; silent; great screen...
Bad Slow; clunky interface; not Mac compatible...
Bottom line Comfortable reading in a cool package, but it's still early days for devices such as this...
60%
digitalversus.com
Updated:
2014-09-05 02:32:34
Sonys Reader PRS-505 is so full of options that it leaves your head spinning and its possible to tweak your digital library as much as you like with this feature-packed device.The Japanese manufacturer has wisely decided to partner with leading publi...
Good Style, Good battery life, Sensible interface, legible text, Standard 3.5 mm headphone jack, SD and MS memory card slot...
Bad No wireless, Slightlly les internal memory than the Cybook Gen 3, Power adaptor is an optional extra, Lighting only as an accessory...
80%
webuser.co.uk
Updated:
2014-09-05 02:32:34
Web User contemplates whether Sonys e-book reader will tempt him into ditching the paperbacks... more...
Bottom line The most important aspect of any electronic reader is that reading is enjoyable, and it certainly is with Sonys Reader. The sleek device is lightweight yet durable, and it would be a perfect companion on extended journeys. We like its simplicity – t...
76%
pcadvisor.co.uk
Updated:
2014-09-05 02:32:34
Sonys Reader is a leatherbound handheld device that allows you to carry hundreds of novels and reference books in electronic form. This latest version can now play MP3 music files and also recognise a greater range of file formats. The idea of an e...
Bottom line This lightweight and attractive electronic book reader will either delight or aggrieve bookworms, so sound them out if you’re thinking of treating someone for Christmas. We’d prefer to see more generous onboard memory included and Mac support...
80%
stuff.tv
Updated:
2014-09-05 02:32:37
Thanks to the Sony Reader, 2008 may well be remembered as the year of the ebook reader. This seems a little harsh on its competition: as the will attest, the PRS-505 isn’t the first reader to hit the UK, but it is the first to really enter the publ...
Good Stunning screen. Stylish leather cover. Plays MP3s and AACs. Reads PDFs and Word files...
Bad Software not Mac compatible. Ebooks expensive...
Bottom line Outclassed by paper books, but the best of the ebook reader bunch. If only the ebooks themselves were cheaper...
100%
zdnet.co.uk
Updated:
2014-09-05 02:32:38
Sonys Reader PRS-505 is the best-designed e-book reader weve seen. However, its still unlikely to be an everyday replacement for paper.
Good Good aesthetics and ergonomics, Small and light, Plays music through headphones, Good battery life...
Bad Screen is slow to refresh, No AC adapter provided, Sonys software required for file transfer, File transfer from Windows PCs only...
Bottom line Sonys Reader PRS-505 is the best-designed e-book reader weve seen. However, its still unlikely to be an everyday replacement for paper...
75%
expertreviews.co.uk
Updated:
2014-09-05 02:32:38
Sonys Reader is an eBook viewer that comes in a smart leather case. Its made of silver plastic with shiny metal strips at the top and bottom that protect the mini-USB, SD and Memory Stick ports, and give the Reader an expensive feel. Its much sma...
100%
theregister.co.uk
Updated:
2014-09-05 02:32:38
With this is mind, and in an effort to make the printing press obsolete, Sony has released the PRS-505 Reader - a book, Jim, but not as we know it. Sonys PRS-505 Reader: stylish To date, media reception of the Reader has been little less than hagiogr...
Bottom line So is this the biggest thing to hit the written word since some Egyptian decided to stop trying to hack the weekly shopping list into a block of granite and invent papyrus? Probably not, but while not perfect it is a nicely presented and reasonably us...
90%
pocket-lint.com
Updated:
2014-09-05 02:32:38
Competitively priced and supported by a major bookstore, it remains to be seen how readily available other booksellers make their digital editions. Could this be the coming of age for the e-book?...
Good Easy to use, memory card slots, designed around a "reading" experience, plenty of controls, support for varied file formats...
Bad Menus can be slow to navigate, surface a little too cluttered, online e-book purchase a little underwhelming, no mains powerpack...
Bottom line Competitively priced and supported by a major bookstore, it remains to be seen how readily available other booksellers make their digital editions. Could this be the coming of age for the e-book?...
80%
alphr.com
Updated:
2014-09-05 02:32:39
A library in the palm of your hand. That's the promise of the eBook reader, and an enticing one at that. But despite its promise the concept has been slow to take off in the UK. That could be about to change, however: with Amazon lethargic in bringing...
Bottom line The PRS-505 marries style and purpose to stunning effect. If you can bear the price tag and do without the ability to annotate text, this eBook reader could make you the envy of everyone on the bus...
83%
shinyshiny.tv
Updated:
2014-09-05 02:32:40
We heard about Sonys evil plan to get e-books to the masses a couple of weeks ago, and now, lo, Dan has got his filthy little mitts on one. His book of choice was Beowulf, which I think says a lot about him (mainly that he likes to read books related...
0%
Lesnumeriques.com
Updated:
2014-09-05 02:32:34
L'usage d'une liseuse, c'est aussi le téléchargement des livres. Pour ce faire, comme pour le Cybook Gen 3, le Reader est reconnu comme disque dur externe par l'ordinateur. Mais, pour bénéficier du gestionnaire de conte...
Good Design et ergonomie, Autonomie, Organisation des menus / Confort de lecture, Carte mémoire SD et MS / Sortie casque universelle, Nombreux formats / Accès éditeurs français...
Bad Pas de connectivité sans fil, Mémoire interne moins importante que le Cybook, Alimentation secteur en option !, Eclairage en option...
Bottom line Bel objet, le Reader convainc par bien des points. L'accès aux titres du groupe Hachette est un bon point. Faut-il craquer pour autant ou attendre l'arrivée en France de la version tactile du Reader sortie ce mois-ci aux Etats-Unis ?...
80%
av-magazin.de
Updated:
2014-09-05 02:32:31
Von den Teenies kennt man das schon: Ob es sich um die digitalen Spielekisten oder um die Plattensammlung im MP3-Format handelt, alles muss klein, kompakt und jederzeit einsatzbereit sein. Der Sony PRS-505, kurz Reader genannt, liefert jetzt portablen...
Bottom line Das ergonomische Design und die neue Display-Technik des Lesegerätes machen nicht nur Hightech-Begeisterten Spaß. Den schmälert lediglich der wenig attraktiv gestaltete Einkauf der elektronischen Schmöker im Shop. Gekaufte Bücher...
60%
teltarif.de
Updated:
2014-09-05 02:32:31
Passend zum Start der Leipziger Buchmesse gelangte der Sony Reader PRS-505 Anfang März auf den deutschen Markt. Zwar waren bereits digitale Lesegeräte anderer Hersteller hierzulande zu kaufen, doch konnte kaum eines dieser Modelle einen vergleichbaren...
0%
areadvd.de
Updated:
2014-09-05 02:32:34
Das GeräteBooks sind eigentlich ein alter Hut, denn bereits seit Jahren gibt es die Möglichkeit, Texte (und somit auch Bücher) auf tragbaren elektronischen Geräten zu lesen. Das klappte bereits auf den ersten PDAs wie z.B. dem "Palm Pilot" recht gut u...
Bottom line Der Sony Reader sieht nicht nur optisch gut aus sondern gefällt auch durch die Möglichkeiten, die das Gerät Viellesern bietet. Dem offiziellen Angebot des deutschen Buchhandels fehlt es derzeit noch an Attraktivität. Da der Reader aber...
60%
Pcwelt.de
Updated:
2014-09-05 02:32:34
Unter großem Medieninteresse brachte Sony Mitte März diesen Jahres das neue E-Book Reader PRS-505 auf den deutschen Markt. Wir haben uns das elektronische Buch in einem ausführlichen Test angesehen und sagen Ihnen, ob Sonys E-Book tatsächlich den Anfa...
0%
golem.de
Updated:
2014-09-05 02:32:34
Sonys E-Book-Reader PRS-505 ist das erste massentaugliche Lesegerät für elektronische Bücher. Mit ihm und der entsprechenden Infrastruktur von Thalia soll auch in Deutschland das Zeitalter des elektronischen Buchs beginnen. Doch Sonys Gerät ist...
Bottom line Lesen lässt sich mit dem Sony Reader PRS-505/SC komfortabel und ausdauernd. Er ist schick, leicht transportabel und ermöglicht die Lektüre von viel Lesestoff unter unterschiedlichen Bedingungen. Doch viel mehr kann der Sony Reader nicht. Ein großer Na...
0%
Chip.de
Updated:
2014-09-05 02:32:34
Praxis: Fit für Harry PotterWer dem Lesen am Computer-Bildschirm nichts abgewinnt, dürfte sich freuen: Selbst lange Texte im Harry-Potter-Format bedeuten mit dem E-Book-Reader echten Lesegenuss. Das liegt vor allem am handlichen Design des digitalen Ta...
0%
madboxpc.com
Updated:
2014-09-05 02:32:40
La tecnología avanza y nada la puede detener. Los Picapiedras leían en bloques de granito, los egipcios en papiro, los señores feudales en pergamino, nuestros tatarabuelos en papel hecho y derecho y hoy la fiebre de reemplazar todo con una pantalla hac...
Good Tamaño y peso muy cómodos, Controles simples, Legible aún con luz solar directa, 200MB de espacio interno, Batería dura 7.500 vueltas de página, Soporte para música, Da la impresión de firmeza por su...
Bad No existe una cultura desarrollada de eBooks en esta región, No tiene backlight por lo que es dificultoso leer con baja luz.
0%
v3.co.uk
Updated:
2014-09-05 02:32:34
Electronic books have been talked about for years, but its only recently that manufacturers have come up with technology that can come close to matching the feel and comfort of a real printed book.The Sony Reader PRS-505, sold through Waterstones, is...
Good Stylish; silent; great screen...
Bad Slow; clunky interface; not Mac compatible...
Bottom line Comfortable reading in a cool package, but its still early days for devices such as this Good points Stylish; silent; great screen Bad points Slow; clunky interface; not Mac compatible...
60%
techworld.com
Updated:
2014-09-05 02:32:34
Sony's Reader is a leatherbound handheld device that allows you to carry hundreds of novels and reference books in electronic form. This latest version can now play MP3 music files and also recognise a greater range of file formats.The idea of an elec...
Bottom line This lightweight and attractive electronic book reader will either delight or aggrieve bookworms, so sound them out if you’re thinking of treating someone for Christmas. We’d prefer to see more generous onboard memory included and Mac support, yet des...
0%
hardwaresecrets.com
Updated:
2014-09-05 02:32:34
Digital music and portable digital music players have changed the landscape of the entire music industry. While digital books and portable digital book readers have been around for awhile, they haven’t made a big impression on the book industry. Yet, t...
0%
justanothermobilemonday.com
Updated:
2014-09-05 02:32:35
There. I said it. after using this ebook reader for only a few days, I have already decided to phase out paper and ink books. This is no rash decision, mind you. I am an avid book lover. I have shelves in every room in the house, boxes of books in...
0%
askmen.com
Updated:
2014-09-05 02:32:37
The PRs-505 is Sony’s second generation model but it’s the first model to be released in the UK. Sony generously supplies a CD containing 100 classic eBooks to start off your collection. As well as eBooks, you have the ability to view many file includi...
76%
mobiletechreview.com
Updated:
2014-09-05 02:32:38
When we reviewed the first generation Sony Reader PRS-500 in November 2006, we were impressed and pleased overall: the screen was much better than a traditional PDA or notebook LCD for extended reading, battery life was fantastic and the reader could...
80%
g4tv.com
Updated:
2014-09-05 02:32:39
Video Review: Sony is trying their best to be the class of the digital reader market, and theyve certainly brought the heat with the PRS505 Digital Reader, known as the E-Reader...
80%
trustedreviews.com
Updated:
2014-09-05 02:32:39
It must have been CES 2007 that I first played with the Sony eBook reader. I remember spending far too much time fondling and playing with the device on the Sony stand, when I really should have been traipsing the show floor looking for scoops. But even m...
Bottom line The eBook revolution won't be for everyone, but if you're willing to give digital books a try, the Sony Reader is well worth investing in. The screen on this device is nothing short of staggering, and with 6,800 page turns between battery charges, you won...
90%
Laptopmag.com
Updated:
2014-09-05 02:32:40
We have yet to see fellow commuters trading in their paperbacks for eBooks, but if that were to happen, they might reach for the Sony Reader Digital Book PRS-505 first. This second-generation Sony Reader has some notable improvements over the first Son...
Good Sleek leather case, Sharp E-Ink screen, Long battery life, Expandable 10GB of storage...
Bad No wireless download option, Supports a lot fewer titles than Amazon Kindle, No backlight, No AC charger included, Lots of buttons...
70%
arstechnica.com
Updated:
2014-09-05 02:32:41
ou can tell that the new PRS-505 is from Sony because 1) its a gorgeous piece of kit in a tiny package, 2) it has a Memory Stick Pro Duo expansion slot, and 3) it uses proprietary DRM. But the last two points, so unfortunately characteristic of Sony in th...
60%
techtudo.com.br
Updated:
2014-09-05 02:32:30
O Sony PRS-505 é um bom e-reader que além de permitir a leitura de livros digitais oferece recursos para ouvir músicas e ver fotos. Ele é fino, tem um visual sofisticado e apesar de não ser touch screen, possui tecnologia de “tinta eletrônica”. Isso faz c...
Good Visual agradável, Tela de eink, Boa capacidade de armazenamento.
Bad Sem adaptador AC, Tela em tons de cinza...
70%
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