Read in Style with Sony's Sleek Reader Pocket, Touch Edition E-Book Readers

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Read in Style with Sony's Sleek Reader Pocket, Touch Edition E-Book Readers

by Michelle Maisto

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The Sony Reader Pocket Edition is available in silver, blue and rose and features an E Ink Vizplex electronic paper display, which mimics the look of ink on paper and is gentler on the eyes for reading than a traditional mobile device screen.

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The Pocket Edition measures a trim 6.2 by 4.2 by 0.2 inches. Here, a view of its side.

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This is the view of the Pocket Edition from below. The USB slot is for transferring books from a computer. Unlike Amazon Kindle devices, the Sonys dont include integrated Wi-Fi.

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Heres the view from the top. Sony says the Pocket Editions small size makes it easy to navigate with one hand and its small price makes it the "most affordable dedicated reading device on the market."

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The Sony Reader Touch Edition features the same E Ink technology, along with a 6-inch touch-screen. With a finger or the included stylus, users can navigate menus, turn pages, write in the margins and highlight text. Unlike with traditional books, ones notes can later be printed out for handy reference.

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The Touch Edition measures 6.9 by 4.8 by 0.4 inches. Here, a view of it from behind.

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The Touch Edition comes in a choice of silver, black or red, and like the Pocket Edition, its compatible with both Macs and PCs. Here, a look from below.

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Here is a view of the Touch Editions side. Hiding inside that thin frame is a full Oxford American English Dictionary. Readers can tap on a word to look it up.

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While the Pocket Edition holds up to 350 standard e-books, the Touch Edition includes slots for both a Memory Stick Pro Duo and an SD Card, enabling users to extend the size of their e-book library.

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