Sony Librie

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Sony Librie

  • Made by: Sony
  • Released: April 2004
  • Predecessor: None
  • Languages Supported: Japanese
  • File Types Supported: TXT, LRF, LRX (not compatible with current LRX format)

Overview

The EBR-100EP was the first commercial e-ink device, and original Sony e-book reader, it was sold only in Japan, but many devices were sold in the US through online retailers and with a third-party English OS upgrade. The screen size and resolution are the same as the Sony Reader, making it a cheap alternative to the Sony Reader for reading text files (such as from Project Gutenberg) and some e-book formats.

Specifications

  • Display panel: E INK system electronic paper
  • Resolution: SVGA (800×600 dot), approximately 167ppi (Pixel Per Inch)
  • Picture size : 6 types
  • Display color 4 gradation gray scales, black and white
  • Maximum electric battery duration: Approximately 10,000 pages
  • Interface: Memory stick slot, USB terminal and headphone terminal
  • Copyright protection: OpenMG
  • Other functions: Dictionary search function, audio correspondence (speaker and headphone terminal)
  • Power source: Single 4 shape alkaline dry cells (4), AC adapter
  • Built-in memory: Approximately 10MB
  • size: Approximately width 126mm× height 190mm× depth 13mm (most it is thin section 9.5mm)
  • weight: Approximately 190g (software cover and dry cell battery not being included)
  • accessories: Software cover, USB cable and AC adapter, power cord/code, single 4 shape alkaline dry cells (4), CD-ROM (software “LIBRIe for Windows”), manual

History

The Sony Librie was the result of a three-year collaboration between Sony, Philips, Toppan printing and E Ink Corporation, the Sony Librie is a portable e-book reader similar in size and design to a PDA. Note the small wheel and keyboard that permit note taking.

This reader was intended to be only available in Japan and used a subscription service to check out eBooks.

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