When comparing Nook GlowLight vs Sony Reader PRS-T2 , the Slant community recommends Nook GlowLight for most people. In the question“What are the best hardware eBook readers?” Nook GlowLight is ranked 4th while Sony Reader PRS-T2 is ranked 15th.
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Pro Supports .epub format
Pro No ghosting
Nook GlowLight uses an e-ink display. Other readers that use e-ink displays sometimes have problems with ghosting, or showing a slight residual image after the page has been turned.
Pro 2 months of battery life under normal conditions
With WiFi off and 30 minutes of usage per day, the Nook Glowlight's battery is rated to last about eight weeks.
Pro Backlighting allows text to be seen better in dark environments
Holding down the home button will turn on and off backlighting, brightness of which can be adjusted.
Pro Huge selection of titles through the Nook store
The Nook store has over 3 million titles on offer.
Pro 6", 212 ppi screen
GlowLight has a 1024x758px screen, equivalent to Kindle Paperwhite.
Pro Very light
Weighs only 6.2 ounces (175 grams).
Pro Supports note taking
If a feature called Handwriting is activated, crude notes can be written directly on the text.
PRS-T2 is equipped with WIFI, mainly to be used for downloading books.
Pro Excellent battery life
This reader can last up to two months on a single charge.
Con No headphone jack or speakers for audiobooks
Con Screen has irregular light distribution
Some users have reported a slightly blue tinge and uneven color distribution on the Nook GlowLight's screen.
Con No microSD slot
Con Infrared touchscreen technology
Instead of using capacitive touch like most other similar products, the Nook Glowlight uses Infrared touchscreen technology, which is slightly more inaccurate than the alternative.
Con Doesn't support .mobi format
Con No audio playback
Audio playback was not included with this model, so audiobooks are completely ruled out.
Con Low resolution
Sony Reader PRS-T2 has a resolution of 167 PPI.
Con Cheap buttons
After using the buttons for a long time on this device, the finish starts to ware off.
Con Horrible internet browsing experience
Everything online is presented in low quality grayscale. The image tends to jump while scrolling, and image ghosting also becomes problematic.