Wednesday, June 27, 2007

New Toy for Jana

My husband got me a new toy this past weekend. It's something I've been coveting for a while and I have to say, now that I have it - I AM IN LOVE! What is this magificent toy, you ask.......The Sony Reader.

The Sony Reader is the same size as a paperback book except thinner. It can hold 80 books on it and one battery charge allows 7500 page turns. (Plus if you need more than 80 books, you can always add a memory card). The best part is that it can be seen in sunlight. It is a new technology that allows it to be read outdoors. So no more carrying 5+ books with me on a trip. I tuck my slim, cool Reader in my purse and have all the books I could ever want at my fingertips. You can also control the font size, so no tiny text for those of us with eyesight that's waning. Plus, the reader will also play your mp3 files if you're interested. And if you're not yet sold, a conversion tool allows you to load any pdf or Word doc into the reader - you're not stuck only buying from Sony. The books bought through Sony's partnership do have a minimum 20% discount on cover prices, though.

It's a win/win all the way around. I took it to the doc office yesterday. Finished a chapter while waiting in line at Chick-fil-a. The possibilities are endless!

Check it out!


Kelly Parra said...

Wow, Jana, that is so cool! So you buy the books from sony? I think I would enjoy the use of this, but would also buy the actual book of my faves for my personal library. haha!

Tori Lennox said...

My bookshelves would probably appreciate my having one of these (they're so overloaded), but I have to confess I like having an actual book my hot little hands. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, I am so jealous! These little suckers seem very cool.


Jana DeLeon said...

Kelly - I will still keep my autographed copies handy, but I also read a ton of catagory when I'm writing my rough drafts and they can suck up space in a minute. So I think it will definitely be a good thing for me.

tori - It took a little getting used to - about 10 seconds worth. :)

Leah - you should get one! I will bring mine to RWA conference to tempt you with. :)

Wendy Roberts said...

Oh nooooo! Say it isn't so, Jana. I don't wanna be tempted by you. Good thing we're so far apart :)

Jana DeLeon said...

lol Wendy - it's so. And it is SO cool!

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