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Sony Reader Sells with an Integrated Booklight! Am I Tempted? OMG...

Sony Reader has released a cover for the Sony Reader that contains an integrated light. It’s like the Light Wedge and runs off two AA batteries. It’s a beautifully elegant solution and I would love to see one of these suckers in person. Click on the MobileRead link to see the picture.
One thing that this shows is that Sony is listening to its customer base and that the Kindle is making Sony more competitive. The cost is $69.99.
Via MobileRead.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Shreela
    Jul 24, 2008 @ 13:08:41

    A reading light that costs $70 USD, for hardware that costs $300? I’m laughing like Vizzini (before he drank the Iocaine-laced wine of course).

  2. Leah Hultenschmidt
    Jul 24, 2008 @ 16:37:34

    Combined with the earlier anouncement about the ePub format, the Sony is looking up. I wonder how long it will take the Kindle to get on board.

  3. Nicole
    Jul 24, 2008 @ 20:44:54

    But crap, doesn’t work with the PRS-500, which is the one I have. Hmph.

  4. Jane
    Jul 24, 2008 @ 20:46:32

    Oh no, Nicole. That’s too bad. It seems like it is just a software update and that seems unfair.

  5. Nicole
    Jul 25, 2008 @ 16:52:45

    Well, they moved around some of the buttons for the new version. Oh well.

  6. SactownGuy
    Aug 04, 2008 @ 00:52:28

    I have heard that it’s not too bright…. here’s a review.. I have been researching this thing like crazy. $70.00 is a lot drop if it doesn’t perform well…

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