Sony Reader PRS-T1 video review

Andrew Williams



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The Sony Reader PRS-T1 marks a slight change of direction for Sony's ereader range. Metal construction is out, replaced by a much lighter and slightly more affordable model that's roughly as thin and weighty as a Kindle, while packing better connectivity, expandable memory and a touchscreen. It shrugs off the occasionally utilitarian look of ebook readers too, with a glossy black design. However, this can be distracting and there a few serious problems to iron out. The Sony Reader store isn't yet live in the UK, ruling-out buying books directly, and the lack of legacy support is disappointing.

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Chris Marsden

January 30, 2012, 5:51 pm

"This is a significant bonus for the Sony, although bear in mind you do have to traipse on down to your local library to take advantage of this."

Slight error in your review in that you are able to download the library books if you have a wireless connection. You can either down load them to the reader or your home PC and then transfer them. My dad is doing this quite happily after I steered him away from a kindle to the Sony. You have the option of loaning the book for 7, 14 or 21 days at a time. Although the range of available books is still limited.

Great little reader and I am hoping to get one myself in the near future.


January 30, 2012, 6:30 pm

Thanks for the tip-off Chris. We'll edit the review accordingly!


February 29, 2012, 12:38 am

A word of warning: The "red" one actually has a slight pink tinge to it, especially on the metallic strip just above the buttons. I'm having to send it back and get a black or white one as a result. Your wife/girlfriend may like it, but men will prefer a more neutral colour.

Ahmed Elsaddig

January 3, 2014, 5:36 pm

when will the store open?

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