Sony launches a new e-book reader, the Reader PRS-T2

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For now, e-ink display technology is the one that provides an experience most similar to reading a printed book. There is no annoying glare, the contrast is high, and the e-reader can be used both indoors and outdoors, even in bright sunlight or on the bus. When the electronic ink screen is also tactile, it is still much better. It is the solution that Sony has adopted for its new e-book reader . The Sony Reader PRS-T2 is also lightweight, weighing in at just 164 grams . It is available in three colors: white, red or black .

The screen has a diagonal of 6 inches (15.2 centimeters); It is an E-Ink Pearl v220 that offers a resolution of 600 by 800 pixels and is capable of displaying 16 gray levels. The screen is tactile , with Clear Touch Infrared technology, and can be operated with the fingers, although it comes equipped with a stylus. This greatly facilitates the task of turning the pages and it is also possible to enlarge or reduce texts simply by touching the screen. In addition, it is very easy to search for words and even passages within the digital books stored in the player itself, through the contextual menu.

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Sony has also included wireless connectivity via Wi-Fi , of the 802.11b / g / n specifications . So you can access the Internet wherever there is Wi-Fi coverage to look up online encyclopedias or search for additional material on Google. The manufacturer has also not forgotten the social dimension, nor the desire to share of reading fans. Just touch the screen to share a quote or review with your Facebook friends.

After setting it up, about 2GB of internal memory remains , depending on how much the preloaded dictionaries occupy. It can be expanded using microSD- type memory cards up to 32 GB. Sony claims that the battery provides autonomy of up to two months with Wi-Fi disabled , and assuming a daily use of half an hour of reading. On the other hand, if the wireless network is used, a battery charge lasts for a month and a half. By the way, recharging the battery requires 2.5 hours if the player is via USB. With the power adapter, which is sold separately, it takes two hours.

Another novelty is the integration of the Evernote application . It helps to underline the favorite passages of the books and then upload them to the cloud. Then those fragments can be read later , either from the e-book reader, from a tablet, a smartphone or a computer. It also allows Evernote content to be downloaded directly to the e-reader. It measures less than a centimeter thick (9.1 mm) and the surface is similar to a paperback. Inside the package there is a USB cable . The manufacturer has announced that, for a limited time, it will include a couponvalid for Spain that entitles you to download the first volume of the Harry Potter saga for free from the Pottermore online store. The retail price of the Sony Reader PRS-T2 is 160 euros .