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Sony Digital Reader Touch Edition - Red (PRS600RC)
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- 6" display with touch screen navigation
- Holds up to 350 books
- Wide variety of content available
- New Oxford American Dictionary, Second Edition Built in
- Memory Stick PRO Duo and SD Card compatible
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The Reader Touch Edition features a 6"display with simple, easy-to-use touchscreen navigation. Turn pages with the swipe of a finger and enjoy fast and intuitive navigation of your favorite books. Take freehand notes and highlight sections of text you want to revisit later, just as you would in a real book, using the included stylus. If you prefer, a virtual keyboard is also available for entering quick notes or searching your eBooks. If you want, you can even export your notes to your computer using the eBook Library software. Enjoy access to a wider number of books from a wider number of places. By supporting both industry standard formats, ePub and PDF, you can access books at Sony's eBookstore, check out books from public libraries, access over 500,000 free public domain titles from Google, as well as sharing sites, online aggregators and personal publishers (Internet access is required). Not sure which books to bring on your trip? With the Reader Touch Edition, you will never have to make that choice again. 512MB of onboard memory lets you carry up to 350 of your favorite books at a time. Whether you're venturing across town or across the country, the Reader Touch Edition makes an ideal travelling companion. Measuring just 0.4" thin and weighing less than 9 ounces, the Reader Touch Edition is thinner and more lightweight than almost any book, and even many magazines. The Reader Touch Edition utilizes E-Ink screen technology to deliver an amazing, paper-like display that's more like ink on paper and fully readable in direct sunlight. Enjoy up to two full weeks of reading (7,500 continuous page turns) on a single battery charge. Paper-like display for easy, natural reading Two full weeks of reading on a single battery charge Built-in Oxford American English eDictionary Intuitive eBook Library software for PC and Mac 5 adjustable font sizes to customize your
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This Sony Reader is a fantastic tool for those who just want to read. It offers support for a wide variety of document formats and can be used for reading from that variety. From text documents to Microsoft Word document, from PDF ebooks to ePub ebooks, the reader offers a wide variety of material that it can present.
The very long life of the battery and the solid metal construction of the device make it easy to use it for hours getting work done or getting entertainment and/or enlightenment from reading. It is quick and responsive compared to many eReaders--including Sony's upgrade to the model.
It is flawed, but no more so than all the other e-ink devices, in my opinion. The poor contrast of dark grey text on light grey background is hard on my aging eyes. The touch screen does have a bit of noticeable glare, but I wouldn't trade off the glare for lack of touch functionality. The pages don't turn as quickly as I'd like them to. But I did my research and went to considerable trouble to get hands-on time with as many options as I could find before settling on the Sony. None of them are terribly impressive, but this is the best of the bunch.
After reading some reviews for the B&N Nook, I was fairly sure that I was going to get one. But when I went to the store to try it out, I was extremely disappointed. It was heavy, clunky, slow... the flashy LCD screen at the bottom only made the e-ink screen look gloomy and depressing by contrast (no pun intended).
I was never the least bit interested in buying a Kindle, because I rarely purchase new books. My local library has amazing used book sales several times a year and an extensive collection of ebooks available, so the ability to read them on my device was pretty high up on the list of important features. If I do decide to buy extremely current books in the future, I've found that Sony's Reader Store prices are comparable to Amazon, and the same freebies are usually available on both sites. I also have the Kindle software for my iPod, in case I'm desperate to read a book that isn't available anywhere else.
All in all, I'm thrilled with my purchase, although I'm certain this won't be my last digital reader. But now that I have it, I can patiently wait for the technology to catch up to my hopes and expectations.
Most recent customer reviews
nice shape and good quality material
something for log term of use
Read just pdf files but it is OK
Only it is not that fast touch screen..Read more