- Model Number: PRS350SC
- Audio Output Mode: none
- Color: silver
- Item Package Quantity: 1
- Item Display Weight: 0.32 Kilograms
Sony Pocket Edition Reader Silver, PRS350SC
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- Technology: E Ink Pearl 5-Inch touchscreen with 800x600 resolution
- Built in flash memory: 2GB (Approx. 1200 eBooks, depending on size of pre-loaded excerpts, available memory capacity may vary)
- Battery Type: Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery- DC 3.7 V
- Battery Life (reading EPUB eBooks) 2 full weeks of reading
- Includes: Micro USB cable, Quick Start guide, Reader Library software
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Let me just say, that some of the most esthetically-pleasing electronic devices I've had in my life have been Sony-designed devices, and the PRS-350 is another in that line. First of all, it is solidly designed; it has an aluminum frame/casing. It doesn't feel fragile. It is very thin, and the "pocket" designation is not a misnomer. The five control buttons on the front of the device are well-placed yet unobtrusive. The stylus fits neatly into a slot on the side of the ereader. The left side of the ereader has a slightly rounded and raised lip, like that of spine on a real book. It's just enough to give the leverage needed to hold the book firmly. The frame is brushed aluminum
The PRS-350 uses the new Pearl e-ink screen, the same one used in the latest version of the Kindle. I don't know how it compares to the other e-ink screens out there, but from the comments on the various ereader forums I belong to, the Pearl screen is sharper and provides greater contrast. I find it very easy to read in most lighting conditions. The PRS-350 also utilizes a touch screen.Read more ›
I've owned the PRS350 since November. I love it (Maybe too much)! Much wife is passing snide remarks about how nice it must be to have so much free time for reading :-)
I researched the available eReaders, and concluded my priorities were:
1) EPUB support, which allows borrowing eBooks from libraries. I typically borrow books, not buy. It's not cost effective for me to pay over $100 for an eReader to buy 1 or 2 books per year. But to borrow 20 - 30 books per year on a device that's easier to carry than a paperback? Count me in...
2) Easy To Carry. I wanted something pocket size. Cell phone screens are just too small for reading and have poor battery life. The PRS350 is borderline pocket size. I can't imagine carrying anything larger on the road, unless you are willing to hand carry instead of putting in a pocket (I'd be paranoid about putting it down to free up my hands, and forgetting to pick it back up).
3) Good screen. This PRS350 has the latest and greatest e-ink screen. None of the current e-ink screens are as good as paper. The background is gray, not white like paper. But this screen is good enough. And I love the ability to change the font size from micro print to ridiculously large print.
4) Touch screen. I didn't think it would be a big deal, but the Sony touch screen is the difference between a good and a great reading experience. I like selecting books by finger tap, and changing pages by swiping my thumb across the screen. My older daughter loves being able to tap any word in a story and having the dictionary pop open. My youngest daughter loves drawing pictures while in the car (the worlds most expensive etch-a -sketch)....
1) Great build quality, but expensive.Read more ›
It IS actually pocketable. It fits through the side slash of just about any pants pocket and is thin enough to carry this way. The contrast on the display and the page-like quality of the background are very easy on the eyes. Shifting font size is quick and easy.
Many will be disappointed with the lack of Wi-Fi or 3G. It should not be a factor for most people. For one, choosing a book is a more deliberate purchasing process, and not neccesarily one you'll be doing away from home or where there happens to be access. And feeding another broadband pipe on a monthly basis is not something I'm willing to do.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I like that this unit is smaller and can fit in my coat pocket. It does what it says, but the fonts are what they had at the time, which are a bit jaggy. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Bulrush
The best eReader ever. Solidly built, a pleasure to hold and it is nice to be able to keep a library of books in my small/medium purses!Published 4 months ago by ChibiNyra
The best reading device I have ever owned, even though the memory is not as large as we are used to these days, but it is sufficient, the battery life is great, the size is very... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Hicham
This reader was perfect for my needs- a way to carry lots of books and that's it. I didn't (and still don't) need the fancy tools and capability to hook up to Wi-fi (after all,... Read morePublished 19 months ago by cajones8836
This is one of the best gadgets I have ever owned. It does exactly what you need it to do. The battery life is excellent... Read morePublished on July 11, 2014 by Jenna
I've been using this e-reader for four years and I love it. It is a small size, yet not too small for me. It works with Epub, PDF files but not Kindle files. Read morePublished on June 2, 2014 by Travis Usinger