Sony has announced the launch of its new slimline Reader, which is out to banish books and bookshelves forever.
The Reader is smaller than a paperback and can hold up to 160 ebooks. If that's not enough for you, then you can add thousands more on an optional memory stick or SD memory stick.
A new way to read books
The Reader weighs in at a light 260g and has enough juice in it to do 6,800 page 'turns'.
The new Reader utilises E Ink tech, meaning that the display mimics a traditional book – so you can read it in sunlight at strange angles without a problem. Unfortunately, the device doesn't come with that new book smell but it does come with a free CD of classic titles including The Jungle Book, Pride & Prejudice, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland and Great Expectations.
Plus more ebooks can be downloaded from Waterstones.com/eBooks.
And if you're fed up of reading books, you can also use the Reader as storage, as it's compatible with the following formats: ePub, PDF, RTF, TXT and MS Word as well as JPEG images.
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