Sony Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1 Price in Singapore, Features, and Other Details

Sony Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1 Price in Singapore, Features, and Other Details: We take a look at the new Sony Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1 and see for ourselves if the claims made by Sony about the enhancements that the device packs are just mere chest-beating. Join us as we get a little more intimate with the Sony Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1.
Design and construction
Amazon may have been patting its back as of late by coming up with the Kindle Touch that weighs a scant 213 grams but the new Sony Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1 just blasts it off to oblivion with the Sony product weighing even less than the baby of Amazon.
Pardon the comparison this early in the game, I just felt it necessary and compelling since the new touch-enabled Kindle Touch is certainly set to go head to head against the Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1 due to the common denominators in both e-readers – lightweight compact frames, Wi-Fi connectivity and off course, navigation brought by touchscreen goodness.
Design and aesthetics wise, there is not much difference that the Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1 packs when compared to earlier iterations of the Sony Reader. In terms of its dimensions, the Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1 measures 6 7/8 x 4 3/8 x 3/8 inches and tips the scales at approximately 168 grams which is just too good for the new Kindle Touch when you come to think of it.
Having a Sony Reader Touch PRS-600 as my personal e-book reader, I can’t just wait to get rid of it and get me one of the Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1s when they hit the shelves. The new iteration of the Sony Reader just looks very pretty with its glossy design. It just looks very elegant when compared to my antiquated Reader Touch which just looks bland and beat up with its matter black finish. In short, the Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1 puts eye candy to its description, one that just couldn’t be attached or associated with its predecessors.
In addition to that, the Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1 feels very solid in the hand. It still packs the well-built quality that we have come to see and love in the older iterations of the device and with the new compact and lightweight frame of the device, all the more that it will tend to spend longer hours getting used. Not only that, the Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1 packs a curved profile that makes it easier to hold and carry in a bag or a pocket but also gives the reader an elegant look.

The display of the Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1
One of the complaints about the earlier iterations of the Sony Reader is the fact that its display sucks (pardon my French). The glare is just annoying and a little ambient light would definitely entail you to shift the position of the reader to minimize the reflections. In short, the display of older Sony Readers is rendered useless when taken on the road.
This is one of the improvements that Sony instilled on the Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1. In this latest iteration of the Sony Reader, the device still packs a 6-inch display with the same Clear Touch Infrared Technology behind its touchscreen capability but this time around, the company makes use of the E-Ink Pearl V220 glare-free display. With this technology in play, you get a paper-like crystal clear screen that can be used even under direct sunlight, pretty much like the Amazon Kindle Touch. This I guess is the reason as to why Kindles were always on top of the heap in the e-reader market because of their exceptional displays.
This is about to change though with all the enhancements that the display of the Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1 packs. The device’s display doesn’t make use of a backlight like your regular LCD screen so flicker is kept to a bare minimum, if not existent at all. It even allows for adjustments in its contrast and brightness for the optimum reading experience and gives the user the ability to select from 8 adjustable font sizes.
Other features of the Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1
The Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1 in essence is almost a veritable library in your hands with its 2GB of internal memory. That amount of onboard storage translates to approximately 1200 titles on the device. That number of books alone is already staggering but if you factor in the fact that the Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1 supports microSD media cards for storage expansion, the numbers get cranked up to an unbelievable number of titles residing in your personal electronic library. With this amount of memory supported in the Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1, the device also comes with a file management system that is easily customizable for the easy management, sorting and allocation of your ebooks and music which is also supported by the device.
The integrated Wi-Fi of the Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1 as the name suggests on the other hand gives you access to a staggering 2 million titles at the Sony Reader Store. With this feature, you can also wirelessly borrow ebooks from a local public library or download public domain books from Google. You also get immediate access to Google Search and Wikipedia with this nifty feature in the Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1. In addition to that, the Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1 also has 12 built-in dictionaries and 10 translations that a tap and hold on a word lets you find its meaning or have it translated in any of the 5 supported languages.
The bottom line
With the enhancements that the Sony Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1 brings to the table, we finally see an e-book reader that could pose more than token competition to the industry-leading Amazon Kindle line. And with the Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1 coming in at a much cheaper price point of $149 compared to its predecessors, this Sony baby might just blow the whole Kindle family out of the water.
Sony Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1 Price in Singapore Dollar (SGD): Approximately S$ 190.00


  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi, I was just wondering where this product is available in Singapore because amazon can’t ship it over

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