Trending

Filed under: News | Hot Gadgets

 

Sony Launches Librie

Mar 26 2004, 12:05am EST | by

Sony Launches Librie
 
 

Story by: Aries J. Galindo

The problem with eBook readers is that many offer poor resolution, can be spendy and are power hogs. Welcome the world of Sony and their introduction of Librie 1000-EP - a 170 dpi (versus 72 dpi) 600 x 800 reader. The technology behind this snazzy little gadget is via Philips' Electronic Paper display which uses E-ink.

If you've never heard of E-ink its a great concept of using charged black and white particles which then adheres to a panel (think of an etch-n-sketch). Power is only needed to change what's on the screen versus utilizing power to maintain it like typical electronic devices. Perfect for lower power applications and saves your pocketbook since you'll have to read approximately 10,000 pages before you need new batteries!

The display is capable of creating four-level greyscale images which although not in color (not yet at least) may add a little life to those words you're reading.

The unit contains 10MB of memory plus in true Sony fashion, also comes with a slot for a Memory Stick. There is also a USB port, Qwerty keypad, speaker and earphone plug-in.

Although the unit is still on the spendy side (about $365) the content is available on an "all you can read" basis with a monthly subscription of $1.90.

We reported about the Sony eBooks already last November. Also Matsushita has already announced its Sigma ebook.





You Might Also Like

Updates

Shopping Deals

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com.

 

 

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Nike is Not Shutting Down FuelBand, But Facing Downslide in Wearable Devices
Nike is Not Shutting Down FuelBand, But Facing Downslide in Wearable Devices
Nike has not stopped its FuelBand production. However, it seems to be facing a downslide in the department of wearable devices.
 
 
Peaches Geldof to be Laid to Rest on Easter Monday
Peaches Geldof to be Laid to Rest on Easter Monday
Peaches Geldof is to be laid to rest soon after her sudden death due to unknown causes. Some say that after being incinerated, her remains will be spread in the soil surrounding her family residence. On the other hand Peaches Geldof may be buried.
 
 
Padma Lakshmi Shows Bad Taste in Fashion
Padma Lakshmi Shows Bad Taste in Fashion
The otherwise slim and smart Padma Lakshmi showed bad taste in fashion with her latest ensemble. The midriff baring look simply did not make her appear as presentable as she ought to have been.
 
 
Idris Elba Welcomes Son Winston Elba
Idris Elba Becomes Dad Again
British actor Idris Elba has become a dad again. Elba’s girlfriend Naiyana Garth gave birth to a baby boy, named Winston Elba, on Thursday.
 
 
 

The Hottest Photos of Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2013

 

Viral Stories the Web