Sony Reader PRS-T1

  • Sony Reader PRS-T1
80
Based on 29 scores, 55 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    8
  • Good:
    14
  • Average:
    5
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Light weight makes it conducive for onehanded use.
  • Convenient buttons.
  • Many font options.

Cons:

  • Plastic bezel attracts fingerprints.
  • Occasionally feels sluggish.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Chip Chick on

The Sony Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1WC is a handsome device with classic aesthetics. The reader is available in a choice of white, red or black, which is more color choices than you get from the standard fare of e-readers. The device also has a soft rubber back...

By PCWorld New Zealand on 80

It took me a week to discover that I could turn pages in the Sony PRS-T1 eBook reader by swiping my finger right to move a page forward, or left to move a page back. My natural instinct was just to press the side of the page, as you can on an iPad, to...

By Wired UK on 80

The Sony Reader PRS-T1 is a very capable ebook reader that's extremely light and has a tactile, sensitive screen. It's also an excellent PDF reader and Wi-Fi capability offers some interesting possibilities once the Sony Reader Store opens. It's a...

By Trusted Reviews on

The Sony Reader PRS-T1 marks a slight change of direction for Sony's ereader range. Metal construction is out, replaced by a much lighter and slightly more affordable model that's roughly as thin and weighty as a Kindle, while packing better...

By PC Pro on 83

A light and portable ebook reader with an excellent display, sensitive touchscreen and masterful PDF-handling capabilities, but it's still a little...

By PC Advisor on 70

The Sony Reader Wi-Fi lacks the menu finesse and social media hooks that Barnes & Noble's Nook Simple Touch boasts. But its new pricing puts it right in line with its e-reader competition, and as a result it's an attractive choice, especially for...

By PC World on 70

With a touchscreen and a row of physical buttons beneath the display, this e-reader takes a different approach from its competition. Sony Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1 Review: An E-Reader That's Big on Style and Flexibility Sony Reader Wi-Fi PRS-T1 Review, by...

By DigitalVersus on 80

The Sony Reader PRS-T1 is a great e-book reader whose touchscreen display boasts great contrast ratios. It's hardly a revolution for the Reader range, but it does finally add WiFi, and support for the ePub format is a definite bonus. It will be even...

By Gear Diary on

The big question here is, who is the audience for this device? If you are an ebook enthusiast, enjoy finding books from multiple sources, and you’re looking for something you can tweak to your heart’s content, this is a great choice at an affordable...

By CNET Australia on 88

Although there have been a few changes and additions, the PRS-T1 is pretty much the same device as the PRS-650 — only much better value for...

By LaptopMag on 40

Handwriting input with a stylus and a slick interface can't save the Sony Reader Wi-Fi from its myriad...

By Computer Shopper on 70

The PRS-T1, priced more competitively than previous Sony e-readers, is a genuine alternative to the Kindle and Nook families, given its light-but-sturdy build, extensive reading controls, and audio/Web functions....

By Good Gear Guide on 75

Sony's touch-sensitive, Wi-Fi enabled eBook reader is a solid product, although you'll need to want the extra features afforded by the touchscreen for it to be worth buying over the cheaper and more intuitive Amazon...

By Expert Reviews on 100

The Reader's great touchscreen and intuitive interface make it a joy to use, and its Public Library service is currently the only way to borrow eBooks...

By TechRadar on 60

The Sony Reader PRS-T1 Wi-Fi is a light and thin ebook reader that doesn't quite measure up to the competition. If the only two specifications you care about are the weight (167 grams) or the thickness (9.5mm) then this might be your best option....

By The Gadgeteer on

hello Every year I’ve been writing for The Gadgeteer, I’ve reviewed the newest Sony ebook reader. I admit I have moved on to reading mostly on my iPad 2, and I did just buy a Kindle, but I couldn’t let the new Sony reader pass without giving it a...

By TechReviewSource on

I also ran into a few actual bugs. Logging into the Reader Store using my Sony account the first time proved difficult, and required several tries where it threw me back a screen or two. When it finally worked, the Sony Reader Wi-Fi unceremoniously...

By PC Mag on 70

Sony finally comes down to earth with the Reader Wi-Fi, a $150 ebook reader that compares well with the B&N Nook Touch and upcoming Amazon Kindle Touch....

By GadgetReview on 80

Readers who just want a one-device eReader are going to love the Sony Reader Wi-Fi. It's very...

By CNET Australia on 70

While there's no compelling reason to buy it over the Kindle Touch, the Sony Reader Wi-Fi is a very solid...