Conclusion: The main difference between the two units is the built in case on the Sony PRS-T3. Sony has taken the gambit of a mandatory carrying case that comes for free with the e-Reader. If you remove it, the back is very jagged and if you get it wet, you could destroy it.
Conclusion: So, by now you know that the Sony Reader PRS-T2 comes packed with a lot of nifty features. That’s all well and good, but it doesn’t matter much if you have a device that isn’t comfortable in use.
Excerpt: Last year Sony introduced the PRS-T1, an e-reader that stood out for several reasons. That was not only because it was affordably priced for a Sony product, but it was also fast and provided a smooth reading experience.
Excerpt: Sony has never been a major player in the e-book reader market. The Sony Reader line has kicked around for half a decade, but has never been able to catch up to industry leader Amazon.
Pros: Improved screen refresh and contrast, Touch capability, microSD support, Facebook and Evernote support, Two months of battery life
Cons: No light-up screen, Higher price than competitors, Touch interface not as user-friendly as competitors, Screen refreshes can leave behind dirty screen, Must tether to PC to get updates, DRM book selection
Conclusion: If you are looking for a dedicated e-reader that allows you to browse and borrow free eBooks from the library, this is for you. There is simply no other e-reader on the market that makes the entire borrowing process intuitive and easy to understand.
Cons: Turning Pages of books is a chore, PDF support is going downhill, Heavier then the previous model, Sharp Edges on buttons and design hurt after longer reading sessions, NO Audio, Only compatible with Cover and Cover with Light from the PRS-T1.
Excerpt: Here’s the link to my Sony Reader PRS-T2 Review. It’s a couple of weeks late but that just gave me some extra time to test it out. The review includes a 15 minute video walkthrough, some pictures that turned out with a hint of light blue, and some outsourcing to some earlier PRS-T1 reviews since...
Excerpt: In the war for e-reader marketshare, Sony isn’t about to surrender quietly. The Japanese giant has been in the electronic-books game since 2006, releasing its first e-ink device a full year before Amazon’s Kindle debuted.
Pros: Crisp, high-contrast screen. Excellent library integration. Use USB and microSD to side-load ePubs, PDFs, and text documents. Battery lasts forever (around two months).
Cons: E-ink artifacts are ugly and persistent. No lighting options, so you’ll need a case or clip-on accessory. Suffers from ecosystem envy. Wi-Fi only. Evernote integration is confusing for newbie note-takers.
Excerpt: With the Reader PRS-T2, Sony has added a few useful features to its E Ink tablet, and made a few minor improvements to its design. This 6-inch device--which also has a touch screen and stylus support--retains the same $129 price as last year's model.