Reader Rocket Review Our evaluation of PRS-T2 vs Odyssey HD FrontLight

Display

How do the screens stack up?

Resolution, pixel density, Screen size and anti-glare

Bookstore

How good is the supporting ecosystem?

e-bookstore size, average NYT best sellers price, NYT's top selling titles and 4 more

Performance

How responsive and how long does the e-reader last?

Battery life and Recharge time

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from wired.com and theverge.com

No winner declared

Too close to call

Differences What are the advantages of each

Back view of Sony Reader PRS-T2

Reasons to consider the
Sony Reader PRS-T2

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Bookstore syncs usage data to cloud Yes (Reader Store) vs No About half of E-Readers support to cloud
Many more refreshes before wipe 15 vs 6 9 more refreshes before wipe
Comes with a stylus Yes vs No About half of E-Readers come with a stylus
Much quicker recharging 2.5 hours vs 5 hours 2x quicker recharging; requires less time to re-charge
Significantly faster processor 1,000 MHz vs 800 MHz 25% faster processor; a faster processor improves responsiveness
Front view of Bookeen Cybook Odyssey HD FrontLight

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Bookeen Cybook Odyssey HD FrontLight

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Has a built-in light ComfortLight vs None Very few E-Readers have a built-in light
No black flash when turning pages No vs Yes (E-Ink) Somewhat common; provides less obtrusive page turns
Significantly higher resolution screen 1024 x 758 vs 800 x 600 More than 60% higher resolution screen
Automatically adjusts screen orientation Yes vs No Somewhat common; auto-adjusts between portrait & landscape based on orientation
More storage capacity 2 GB vs 1.3 GB Around 55% more storage capacity

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Reader PRS-T2  vs
Cybook Odyssey HD FrontLight 
Screen resolution 800 x 600 1024 x 758
Screen size 6" 6"
Pixel density 166 ppi 212 ppi
Built-in light None ComfortLight
Screen type E-Ink E-Ink
Touchscreen Infrared Infrared
Flashes screen black during page turns Yes No

features

Sync across multiple devices Yes No
Note taking Yes Yes
Text to speech No No
Directly download library e-books to device Yes Yes
Web browser Yes Yes
Stereo speakers No No
Evernote integration Yes No
Landscape mode Yes Yes
Accelerometer No Yes

storage

Internal storage 1.3 GB 2 GB
Memory 1.3 GB 2 GB

form factor

Housing type Plastic and rubber Aluminum
Size 111.1 x 174.6 x 9.5 mm 120 x 166 x 9.4 mm
Weight 164 g 180 g
Interface touchscreen touchscreen & buttons
Headphone jack No No

connectivity

Reader PRS-T2  vs
Cybook Odyssey HD FrontLight 
Input/Output port micro-USB micro-USB
Cellular data None None
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth connectivity No No

technical specs

Processor 1,000 MHz 800 MHz

bookstore

Uses an open platform Yes Yes
Bookstore Reader Store Reader Store
EBookstore size 0.82 M book 0.82 M book
Free content free content 0.02 M books 0.02 M books
Customer loyalty program No No
Average NYT best sellers price $9.87 $9.87
Number of NYT top-selling titles offered+ 29 29
Reader-to-reader lending No No
Cloud storage Yes Yes
Reading apps iOS, Android, PC and Mac iOS, Android, PC and Mac
Additional electronic offerings newspapers, magazines and comics/graphic novels newspapers, magazines and comics/graphic novels
Has retail store locations Yes Yes
Sony Reader PRS-T2
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Bookeen Cybook Odyssey HD FrontLight
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