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Sony Pocket Edition Reader Silver, PRS350SC

4.2 out of 5 stars 81 customer reviews
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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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Technical Details

  • Model Number: PRS350SC
  • Audio Output Mode: none
  • Color: silver
  • Item Package Quantity: 1
  • Item Display Weight: 0.32 Kilograms

Product Description

The Reader Pocket Edition lets you access up to 1,200 of your favorite books from anywhere. Its smart, lightweight design is small enough to slip into a purse or jacket pocket, and features a full 5" clear touch screen with E Ink Pearl technology on its anti-glare screen for easy reading, even in direct sunlight. For added versatility, it supports multiple file formats, including ePub and PDF, offering access to more books from more places like the online Reader Store featuring over one million free public domain titles from Google Books.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 5.8 x 0.3 x 4.1 inches
Item Weight 5.4 ounces
Shipping Weight 7.6 pounds
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Item model number PRS350SC
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4.2 out of 5 stars 81 customer reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #86,379 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
Date first available at Amazon.com September 13, 2010

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By mayfayre TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 26, 2010
This is my second ebook reader, and I can see myself slowly turning into an ereader junkie. My first ereader is the white Aluratek Libre Pro, which uses a different screen technology - a reflective LCD screen rather than the e-ink of the Sony (and the Kindle, the Nook, the Kobo ereaders). I am still totally happy with that reader, but being a gadget junkie, I had to get one that uses the e-ink technology. I was planning on getting the new Astak Plus, but since that company is currently having difficulties getting its product to market, I went with the Sony - the silver pocket edition.

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.
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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.
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I had my eye on these devices for some time, and with all these new products hitting the market, spent considerable time researching options. There are several websites that are dedicated solely to reviewing these products. When the price dropped to $149.00 for the PRS-350, I pounced. For me, the form factor of this light and sleek device, along with access to my local library's trove of current e-pub books, made this my choice. I am very happy with it, and it is a pleasure to use. The access to what are thousands of free books from the library system and Google books were also important factors for me. Just browsing through the offerings of my library's "Digital Doorway" system shows I won't run out of good reading material for some time. The ability to put PDFs on the device was another big factor. I am in the investment business, and often get large prospectuses and offering statements in PDF format, and I absolutely hate the discomfort of reading detailed, technical 75 page long documents on a desktop.

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.
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