Sony PRS-500 E-Book Reader

Sony PRS-500 E-Book Reader With 5-Inch Display

Item#:  S168-PRS500  | Model#: PRS-500

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Sony PRS-500 E-Book Reader Product Details

Sony PRS-500 E-Book Reader With 5-Inch Display
Reading from the Sony® Reader is unlike reading from any other digital device you’ve ever seen. Its breakthrough electronic paper technology provides clarity and resolution that rival paper itself. The 5-inch screen is as easy to read in full daylight as indoors, and can be viewed from nearly any angle. Forgot your reading glasses? Enlarge text up to 200%. It’s the way on-screen reading was always meant to be – book-like.

Measuring 6.9” by 4.9” by .5”, the Sony® Reader is smaller than many paperbacks. And at less than 9 ounces, it’s light enough to travel with you wherever you go. Its rechargeable battery powers you through up to 7,500 page turns, so you’re ready for the long haul, and can be recharged in as little as 4 hours with the AC adapter.

The Sony® Reader holds up to 80 average-size eBooks at a time, so you can switch from pulp fiction to politics, sorcery to self-help with the click of a button. And if 80 eBooks aren’t enough, an optional MemoryStick® storage media or SD card gives you room for hundreds more. Now that’s food for thought.

The CONNECT™ Store puts thousands of eBook titles online. You’ll find all the latest bestsellers as well as a deep catalog of books in every category – fiction, non-fiction, business, self-help and more, with free first chapters available, plus author bios and reviews. Most titles cost less than their print versions, and CONNECT™ offers additional specials for even deeper savings.

And with the CONNECT™ software installed on your PC, browsing and buying books online is a simple, integrated experience – browse and buy easily, then simply download books to your PC. Then, you can download your selected content into your Sony® Reader and go. It's that easy.

Books are just the beginning for the Sony® Reader. It also displays Adobe® PDFs, personal documents, blogs, newsfeeds, and JPEGs with the same amazing readability, so you can take your favorite blogs and online newspapers with you. It even plays audio files.


  • Display Panel: 5 Inch “electronic paper” display
  • Resolution: SVGA 800x600 Approx.170 Pixels Per Inch
  • Color: 4-level grey-scale
  • Power Supply: Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery / AC adapter USB (Battery Recharge only)
  • Maximum Battery Life: Read 7,500 page with a single charge
  • Battery charge time (to 100% capacity): AC adapter: Approx. 4 hours; USB-cable: Approx. 6 hours
  • Format: BBeB Book / Adobe® PDF / JPEG / MP3
  • Dimensions: 6.9 x 4.9 x 0.5 (inches)
  • Weight: 250 g (Approx 8.8 oz, without Soft cover)

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  • Manufactured by: Sony
    Warranty provided by: Sony
    UPC No: 027242691438
    Mfg Part No: PRS-500
  • Box Size: ( Length:8, Width:7, Depth:3)
    Shipping Weight: 1.8000 pound(s)
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