Summary: I just purchased the Ignatius Bible-RSV, 2nd Edition by Ignatius Press for $15.36. I successfully transferred the book to my PRS-300 but the book lacks tabs or quick reference points by which I can jump from one page to another without having to "hit" the forward button several times. This is awkward and completely useless when trying to use the book as a reference source. I do not know if this is the publishers fault, a program glitch or me.
Summary: I have had this for a year and I remember actively reading on it only about 10 times. The reader is very very unpredictable. It fails to boot 7 out of 10 times. Complains about low battery after a full night of charging. The response time is hopeless and if you try to flip more than 1 page then it will take forever to load. Transferring ebooks via Sony Reader Library is not the most intuitive procedure. I am very disappointed in this reader and will not recommend it.
Summary: I am so disappointed in this piece of garbage. It is VERY slow, VERY slow! It won't charge unless it is powered on! WHY? WHY would this be? What moron made that design decision? Here is the real spit in my face. If the thing is totally dead, so that it won't turn on, it WILL charge just enough to power on (about an hour) so that you can manually turn it on then charge it the rest of the way!!!! WTF? WTF? WTF? Why not just have it charge up the whole way?
Summary: I purchased three of these things as gifts for my mom, daughter and wife. Mom, finds the interface too difficult to purchase books from. I have to buy her books; the interface is clumsy, not intuitive at all. My daughter just gave up on it. my wife, a techie, doesn't hate it as much as she doesn't mind the level the amount of work it takes to get it to function. The thing will lose books, the navigation is horrible.
Summary: At first I loved my Sony pocket reader. I never had any problems downloading books, there was no glare on the screen and I never felt like I had eye strain like you get with a computer. After 7 months though my reader flat died. Sony customer service was very nice and they replaced my reader without any hassle for a small fee (I think it was like $25). Normally I am not the type of person to write a bad review and I realize electronics can fail from time to time.
Summary: Firemall LLC claims that all of the products that it sells are covered by full manufacturer's warranty. This was not the case when I called Sony about my faulty unit, they said they do not warranty products sold by this company. Beware, you might be lucky enough to get one that works, but it has no factory warranty from Sony. Firemall LLC did not respond when I asked them about the warranty.
Summary: Like so many other reviewers, it's a nice device until... I think too many people review a product during the first days of owning it, when the excitement of a new toy clouds their objective opinion. I bought two of these for my wife and me a year ago. We experienced battery issues similar to other reviews. Within a month the battery on my wife's unit wouldn't hold a charge for more than 15 minutes.
Skip this one and stick with Kindle: horrible customer service
Dallas Reader, Amazon
12 May 2011
Summary: I bought a Sony Pocket eReader last month. I couldn't get through two hours of reading without having to recharge the device. I can read for weeks with my Kindle. I bought the Sony thinking it's smaller size would be great for a trip. Unfortunately, I can't read without having it plugged in! Borders (the seller) wouldn't do anything for me. Sony offered to send me a used unit, even though it was 5 weeks old, and only one book had ever been downloaded on the device.