Summary: Bought this a few days ago at out local Ghetto-Mart (aka Wal-Mart). Price was half of the original value,I wanted this for quite sometime,so I impulsively went ahead and bought it. Shiny sliver metalic finish, hefty feeling. Downloaded Sony Reader software, bought books that were downloaded to pc and synced to reader. 5" screen is big enough for me,and to use the center control to turn the "pages" is irksome,but no too troublesome.
Pros: Hefty,compact,good screen contrast, ease of use, good battery life.
Cons: No intuitive menu selections,poor power off function,too long bootup time,no enclosed ac adapter (must purchase one seperately),no enclosed insteuction manual (must download from Sony's site), HORRIBLE ATROCIOUS SONY CUSTOMER SUPPORT
Summary: I purchased this product because I did not research it for what I was really truly looking for. I took for granted that it had WIFI and I would be able to download EBooks directly from the internet. This EReader has to be connected to a computer, you must first download alot of software and create 2 different accounts simply to be able to dowload books, magazines, etc., I find this annoying at best and time consuming.
Summary: ....Sony's format for this reader is a bit of a pain. If you have issues with your computer and the software you will never be able to get it to work again. I had to create a whole nother profile just for the reader. Other than that it's pretty easy to use. It's easy to read and has a great battery life.
Summary: I bought this for my wife for Valentine's Day in 2010. She reads about 3 books a month. She loves the eReader. It's easy to use, has sleek design, lightweight, excellent battery life, and very durable. The buttons are placed as to not interfere with normal reading position and screen can be rotated and zoomed if desired. It's size fits easily into her purse,handbag,glove box,or nightstand.
Summary: Great product. Gave it to the wife for Christmas. The only drawback has been the screen is not backlit/you have to have an accessory light to read in low light conditions. But, She loves it and that is what's important.
Summary: I have had the PCR-300 for a few weeks now. I have limited experience with other readers. So to some extent this is a review of the eReader concept as much as the Sony in particular. I did do a lot of web research though, and picked the Sony for a few reasons: - It is cheap ($179/free shipping). - It supports ePub (which my local library - Greater Phoenix Digital Library) supports, and which appears to be becoming the standard.
Older e-reader, though prices don't really reflect this
Seren Ade, Amazon
5 August 2012
Summary: I'm not altogether thrilled with this older-model Sony reader, bought as a present for my friend's pink (colour, not artist)- and reading-obsessed 10-year old. My biggest gripe relates to colour. The ONLY reason I opted for this model rather than a Kindle 4 or a Kobo Touch (white with lilac backing) was that it purported to come in pink. I was, therefore, less than impressed to find that the reader isn't really pink at all.
Hundreds of books and very easy on the eye to read.
13 November 2011
Excerpt: These handy little readers where out before the iPad and don't do anywhere near as many things as they do. They are basically only for reading ebooks. These are becoming more popular as you can pay far less for the books than the paper version. And you don't have them gathering dust for years to come. All publishers are making their releases available in this format. The amazon kindle is another very popular version of the same basic machine.
Summary: I bought this in June 2010 after several months research and wanting to find an eBook I could carry around with me. I also bought the hard cover with light so as to protect the screen. I love the eBook itself, the functionality is great and I love reading it - even outdoors in bright sunlight the screen has no glare. However... ...it's now the end of August 2010 and the screen has developed a fault where cross-cross lines have appeared all over it.