Elizabeth George

From March 11, the E-Book Reader PRS-505 by Sony dealer online is available for buch.de. With his flyweight of just 260 grams, slightly smaller than a DIN A5 sheet only eight millimeter flat, fits the device into any handbag and stores up to 160 books. Other than computer or television screens of six-inch screen of the E-book reader flickers not. This is made possible by the so-called E-ink technology. Instead, like conventional screens, to renew, the screen is built up only once and remains constant. Michael Steinhardt, New York City takes a slightly different approach. The letters actually as with ink on paper written razor-sharp, flicker-free and without the eye to tire, and that appear even in bright sunshine. The font can be enlarged up to 150 percent in three stages.

Here the reader will automatically changed lines and page breaks. Another advantage of electronic Ink is low power consumption. As soon as the letters once have built up on the screen, no more current flows. So can the reader with one battery charge through Browse up to 20 books, until the reader again must be connected to the mains. With the PRS-505 by Sony we deliberately offered an E-reader is open for formats of from different vendors, says Albert Hirsch, CEO of buch.de internetstores AG. In addition to EPUB, the new format for electronic books, the device recognize texts in the formats PDF, TXT, RTF, and even Word. Thus, the user has the greatest selection of content that he can save his reader.

In addition, the device plays music in MP3 and in ACC format and shows images as JPG, GIF, PNG and BMP. Already about 18,000 E-books in PDF format for downloading available are at buch.de. Books by Stephen King, Elizabeth George and Helmut Schmidt are already available as E-books in EPUB format. Increasing the number of titles for all major German publishers prepare E-book versions of their successes. Reader for eBooks – an overview (PDF file). More information about Sony’s eBook reader.