Sony introduces Evernote to new Reader

28 Aug 2012

Sony’s new Reader PRS-T2 comes with a number of enhancements to take the e-reading experience as close to paper as possible, as well as a brand new feature: Evernote, the digital notebook software.

The slim and light new Reader features a paper-like 6-inch anti-glare screen that uses E-Ink Pearl technology and super-high contrast to make sure text is crisp and clear. It also has a simplified home screen for intuitive navigation through your collection, showing recent reads and incorporating useful apps like Evernote and Facebook.

This is the first time a Sony Reader has come with Evernote, which allows users to read web content saved with Evernote’s Web Clipper whenever they choose. Pages saved with Evernote Clearly are optimised for Reader’s E-Ink display, and passages can be annotated and saved to Evernote for later viewing on any device.

Readers can easily share what they’re reading, quotes and reviews on Facebook, and an enhanced contextual menu makes it easier to look up words and passages on Wikipedia or Google.

A great travelling companion, power management on the new Reader means it can last for up to two months from a single charge, provided the Wi-Fi is kept switched off.

The Reader PRS-T2 comes in red, white or matt black at a recommended retail price of €139.

Elaine Burke is the host of For Tech’s Sake, a co-production from Silicon Republic and The HeadStuff Podcast Network. She was previously the editor of Silicon Republic.