Conclusion: One of the things I noticed right away was the lack of a physical volume slider on the device. It instead relies on software driven controls within the audio application. The T1 does not have speakers but using the headphone jack you can listen to a wide array of media options in AAC or Mp3 formats.
Excerpt: Since figuring out that the new Sony Reader Wi-Fi runs Android yesterday, I’ve had plenty of time to get familiarized with the PRS-T1’s new user interface and design. So I put together this ten minute video review below to show the Reader Wi-Fi in action.
Excerpt: We’ve talked about Sony’s ebook business many times on Gear Diary, but we finally have the chance to review one of the units! Today we’re taking a look at the PRS-T1, aka the Sony Reader Wifi, their newest device. This is a touchscreen, eInk reader, and it just had a price drop, to $129!
Summary: If you're looking for an eReader with a solid selection of eBooks and a stylus, Sony's Reader Wi-Fi is worth a look. But while it beats the Kindle and Nook in terms of note-taking abilities, it falls well behind the competition in many other areas, and costs $30 more.
Conclusion: While the narrow, button-free sides of the display frame take some getting used to, the overall design is intelligent and carefully engineered. Encouraged by Sony’s uncharacteristically competitive pricing on this model, we recommend the Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1 to readers who want features comparable to...
Pros: Lighter than its peers, Sharp, dark display, Workable music playback and Web browser, Supports finger-touch or stylus input, EPub compatibility, Competitive price
Cons: Bezel sides are very narrow, Battery not removable, No 3G option, No mobile apps for reading on smartphones, AC adapter costs extra
Conclusion: Unless you read exclusively in the direct sunlight or in extremely well-lighted places, I think you’ll want to add the Sony Reader Wi-Fi Cover with Light to your PRS-T1. You’ll find it’s a nice cover all the time and a good source of light when you need it.
Pros: Lightweight and sturdy case, Stays on the reader at all times; acts as a protective cover, Even, bright light covers the entire screen
Cons: No closure to keep the cover closed over the reader's screen, Requires AAA battery for power