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Spotlight Review: Sony Reader Wi-Fi eReader

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Weight :

Under 6 oz

Max resolution :

600 x 800

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Max resolution: 
600 x 800
Supported Flash Cards: 
Under 6 oz
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Sony’s newest eReader, the Reader Wi-Fi, is touted as the world’s lightest eReader. It’s under 6 ounces, making it lighter than all of the Kindle family, save perhaps for the newest and cheapest. There are 2 million titles at the Sony Reader Store, and you can borrow books from your local library or download Google public domain books. It uses e ink Pearl, has adjustable font sizes, and can store up to 1200 books on the 2GB of storage internally. A microSD slot allows up to 32GB additional storage. It also plays music, even while you are reading.

  • Wirelessly shop with easy access to 2 million titles at Reader Store. Borrow free books from your local public library or download Google public domain books. Plus, get immediate access to websites like Wikipedia and Google search
  • With a crystal clear paper like screen, you can read for hours, even in direct sunlight. The screen has no backlight or flicker like a standard LCD screen and features 8 adjustable font sizes plus adjustable contrast and brightness
  • Enjoy a whole library in your hands. Store up to 1200 titles on 2GB of included memory or add optional MicroSD media to expand your storage to 32GB. Customizable file management also lets you manage your ebooks and music from within your Reader
  • Plug in your headphones to listen to audio books or to music as you read


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