Summary: Like its bigger sis, the Sony Reader Touch Edition, the Sony Reader Pocket Edition is an excellent performer with a fantastic grasp on user-friendliness. Coupled with its more compact size and lower price point, it's a great option for readers looking for high portability and first-rate usability.
Pros: Extensive file support, Infrared touchscreen, Built-in dictionary in multiple languages, Intuitive note-taking, Handsome form factor and strong build, Fast processor, Attractive cases available with a range of options, Open format, Compact size, Handles PDFs really well
Cons: No audio support, No memory slots, Smaller screen means more page turns, No Wi-Fi or 3G, Touchscreen can be a little too sensitive
Excerpt: Sony beat the competition to get an e-book reader to market in the UK. As a result, you're more likely to find a bookworm touting a Sony Reader than any other brand. The Sony Reader PRS 300 Pocket Edition is a less capacious model than the pricey but popular Sony Reader PRS-505 model Sony launched at the end of 2008, aimed at mainstream adoption rather than the committed tech fans and bibliophiles who snapped up the first models.