Calibre v2.33 Adds Support for Sony’s 13″ ePaper Writing Slate (DPT-S1)

sony-digitalpaper-dpt-s1The ebook library management tool calibre is updated weekly, so I usually don't remark on what has changed from one release to the next. But when the latest changelog showed up in my feed reader this morning, I decided to make an exception.

The latest update to calibre add a bunch of bug fixes, a few tweaks to the interface, and support for one ereader. Rich calibre users who also own a Sony DPT-S1 can now use the app to manage and backup the content they load on their thousand dollar digital writing slate.

The Sony DPT-S1 is the first and only (so far) mobile device to use E-ink's 13.3" mobius epaper display. It's also one of only a handful of devices to have both a capacitive touchscreen and an electromagnetic touchscreen (the latter needs a stylus).

A lot of really impressive tech went into making the screen, but alas the DPT-S1 is not so impressive on the inside. It has Wifi and 4GB internal storage, but only supports PDF.

But on the plus side, if you are one of the approximately 23 people who own a Sony DPT-S1, you can now sync it with calibre.

I don't use that feature  much, but I know some people swear by it.

Do you use calibre to manage your ereader(s), as well as your ebook library?

About Nate Hoffelder (11579 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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