Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3
Rated 5 out of 5 by Thelma Great Device!
I purchased the single unit and the separately sold snap on cover with the light. I must say that it has been a delightful experience thus far. The reader was setup for me in-store - getting my reading font right, switching to the Kobo store (as the Reader store is now closed - the default setting on the device is for the Reader store). When I got home I just had to plug it into my computer to sync my Kobo library and it was good to go. It is very light weight, so much better than carrying my heavy iPad around and very user friendly. I am loving the dictionary function as I can just tap on a word I don’t know and the definition appears at the bottom. The Note function is also pretty awesome.
The cover protects my device really well, and makes it look even more stylish. The light function has been great for readign in bed.
Overall, I am enjoying my new device and have even purchased a second as a birthday gift for my mom.
Also, the customer service was beyond excellent. Thank you SONY!
June 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by eworm Sony is ALWAYS the best!
I had what I believe was one of the first ereaders available before ereaders became the IN thing. It was a sony. Loved, loved, loved it. It finally died after YEARS of use and abuse. So, of course, I went for another sony. I am not disappointed. Forget all the kindles, kobos or whatever, SONY makes the best electronics and they are worth every penny. This ereader is light, thin and comes with a great cover so its a complete purchase. Books are easily loaded. All the functions are very user friendly and the battery lasts and lasts and lasts. So, what else could you want from an ereader----NOTHING! Buy this ereader vs any others on the market and you won't be disappointed.
February 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by altair Decent upgrade from PRS-650
This is a comparison to PRS-650, so might not be applicable to everyone. Overall I feel like a decent upgrade, mainly happy with Wi-Fi/browser support and better screen resolution.
- Wi-Fi and a decent browser - you can read Wikipedia (best feature) and basic text based/graphic based sites. Works best with mobile websites.
- PDF reading is really good, with lots of font size options; contrast adjustment and wide-screen option.
- Faster screen response, ePub books loaded faster too
- Resolution is improved, smaller font easier to read
- Lighter and smaller in size with the same screen size
- Pinch and zoom on almost all books
- Slower PDF experience with really long (over 2000 pages) documents or if changing font size - page turn can take up to 10 sec
- Useless Facebook and Evernote applications.
- Can't save a web page from browser to read later (although keeps last open page in memory)
- Can't save a ePub book from browser unless it is a direct link
- No way to show clock while reading
- Absolutely useless Recently added home screen piece better if it was Last Read books list, instead of tiny button above
- No way to disable giant Reader Store button or hide it in "Applications"
- No way to configure sleep timeout like before
- No way to install custom Android apps
January 24, 2014