Today, not aware that it was Valentine’s day, my family and I went to the Sony specialist store in Reading city centre and saw the Sony e-book reader. It was launched last year and I haven’t had a good look until today, and Boy! it was a revolution.
It looks similar like a paperback. There is no backlight and no flickering. So it is not going to tired your eyes while reading at the screen. It plays Music, and stores 160 books at one time. Its battery last 6800 pages and is rechargeable. You can bookmark it, zoom in and out, read a few books at a time etc. The best bit is that when you buy the Sony e-book reader it comes with 100 titles of classics, from Charles Dicken, Jane Austen to Edgar Allen Poe.. enough to keep you busy for a year or two, reading classics only. Retail price at £224, ebay bid at £190 + 6.50 postage, it seems like something I would afford. But I would like to see the price dipping well around £100 before I think about owning one, or when I have an abundance of money like earning £60,000 p.a., whichever comes first. 😀
This is not the first creation of its kind. Many companies had created the ebook reader but is priced way too high to compel avid readers to part with their cash. Amazon Kindle device is suppose to launch in UK this year, I haven’t seen it yet. The more the merrier, as soon as the market competition gets a little stiffer, reader like me would benefit from price war and hopefully buy the device in a more affordable price.
It is really a wonderful device to have, provided I can let go of the wonderful feeling of holding a book in my hand. 8)
To check out Sony e-book reader at John Lewis and at Sony official site: