Product Comparison: Sony E Reader (PRS-505) vs Rakuten Kobo Glo


General Specifications
Brand
Sony
Kobo
Model
E Reader (PRS-505)
Glo
Origin
Japan
Taiwan
About the Product
Experience the joy of reading a variety of your favorite books all stored digitally in one compact device. The slimmer, redesigned Digital eBook Reader lets you carry a stack of books in one hand. The Digital eBook Reader holds about 160 eBooks or hundreds more with Optional removable Memory cards. Its portable size makes it the perfect travel companion, allowing you to read a variety of books whenever and wherever you want. With thousands of eBook titles available at The eBook Store from Sony, you can choose to Download new releases, classics and popular book titles as well as view other document formats.
Kobo Glo Is The Best, Even, Adjustable, No-glare Front-lit Ereader. Read Comfortably Any Time Of Day.kobo Glo's Revolutionary Comfortlight Illuminates The Screen With A Soft, Adjustable Glow So You Can Read Any Ebook Any Time Of Day Under The Perfect Light - No Lamp Required.because Kobo Glo's Advanced High-res Xga Pearl E Ink Screen Doesn't Use A Glass Overlay For Its Front Light Technology, There's Never Any Glare, Even In The Brightest Sunlight. And, With Typegenius, You Can Create Your Own Ideal Reading Experience By Choosing From A Selection Of Adjustable Fonts - Including A New, Exclusive Kobo Font Designed By Typography Experts.
Key Specs
Screen Size
6 in.
6 in.
Screen Resolution
170 ppi
212 ppi
Backlit Display
No
Yes

Sony E Reader (PRS-505)

Rakuten Kobo Glo

Sony E Reader (PRS-505)

Rakuten Kobo Glo

What customers say about "Key Specs"
Sony E Reader (PRS-505)
  • The six inch E-Ink screen is a revelation and the black text on a non-reflective white background is remarkably clear and easy on the eyes.
  • Though I knew the new touchscreen 600 model was coming out, I opted for the 505 for the crystal clear screen and haven't regretted it.
  • Screen is perfect for reading and painless on the eye. Synchronizing the Reader with your PC works in much the same way as an iPod.
  • It's fabulous and lightweight, easy to carry in a pocket or a handbag.
  • My previous Sony E Reader broke after several years use when I accidentally leant on the screen.
  • The screen size could be a little bigger - there's room at the bottom of the device that could have been better used for a larger screen.
Size & Weight
Height
6.86 in.
6.2 in.
Width
4.84 in.
4.5 in.
Depth
0.3 in.
0.39 in.
Weight
9.17 oz.
6.53 oz.

Sony E Reader (PRS-505)

Rakuten Kobo Glo

Sony E Reader (PRS-505)

Rakuten Kobo Glo

Sony E Reader (PRS-505)

Rakuten Kobo Glo

Sony E Reader (PRS-505)

Rakuten Kobo Glo

Features
Color
Silver
Black
Control Type
Buttons
Touchscreen
Adjustable Brightness
No
Yes
Adjustable Font Size
Yes
Yes
Supported Media Formats
PDF, TXT, RTF, BMP, JPEG, GIF, PNG, DOCX, DOC, HTML
EPUB (DRM), TXT, HTML, RTF, ePub, PDF, MOBI, CBZ, CBR, JPEG, PNG, GIF, TIFF
Interface(s)
USB, SD slot
Micro USB, Micro SD slot
Battery Type
DC 3.7 V
Lithium-ion
Extras
Holds up to 160 eBooks, Dual SD Card, 192MB internal memory, AAC files
E-Ink Pearl HD matrix, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Facebook and Twitter integration
What customers say about "Features"
Sony E Reader (PRS-505)
  • Once the e-reader is charged with the supplied USB cable the battery should last for weeks (over 6000 pages) of intensive reading.
  • The e-reader is also supplied with a padded magnetic case which protects the body and screen but is secured by two fragile plastic hinges so a more robust case may be needed in future.
  • The screen is sharp and doesn't hurt your eyes. Battery life is good and while I have heard complaints about the refresh rate, I don't find it a problem.
  • You can change the font size of books which is helpful but can sometimes leave you with lots of words with hyphens in the middle where they were at the end.
  • It has no back light so can be used in bright sunlight.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer


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