Sony PRS-500 E-Ink Reader available for Preorder


The Sony Portable Reader System PRS-500 has finally been placed on Sony Store’s e-merchant portal though still on pre-order. Sony’s PRS-500 is the first 4-shade e-ink reading device.

The 6″ display does not have any backlight, so it will be better for our eyes and you can enlarge the enlarge text up to 200%. The device has a battery life of about “7,500 page turns.” Its internal storage can hold up to 80 e-books, while additional storage capacity is available via an Secure Digital (Surprised me) and MemoryStick slot.

The PRS-500 measures 6.9″ x 4.9″ x 0.5″ and weighs less than 9 ounces. The price will probably at $349.99.


– Model:

– Display Panel
6 Inch “electronic paper” display158

– Resolution
SVGA 800×600 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
Approx 7,500 page turns189

– Battery charge time
AC adapter: Approx. 4 hours
USB-cable: Approx. 6 hours

– Internal memory
Approx. 64 MB3

– Format
BBeB Book / PDF / JPEG / MP3192

– Supplied Accessories
PC Management Software
Soft cover
USB cable
AC Power Adapter

– Dimensions
Maximum Dimensions: 175.6 mm (H) x 123.6 mm (W) x 13.8 mm (D)
6.9 x 4.9 x 0.5 (inches)
Minimum Depth: 8.7 mm / 0.34 inches

– Weight
250g (Approx. 8.8 oz, without Soft cover)



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