Great value, great compatibility, great battery life. Adequate zoom.
2 June 2012
Summary: The PRS-505 is a great little device. No touch-screen that newer e-readers have, but the buttons are simple and intuitive. Compared to most e-readers, it's a bit on the heavy side, but nothing you're likely to notice unless you're just particularly used to a lighter model. Its built-in 250MB storage sounds tiny, but that's a few hundred books.
Summary: Excelente e-reader.Muy buena calidad de lectura y fácil manejo. Recomiendo actualización y descarga de complementos para poder cambiar el idioma y obtener más funciones ( diccionarios, fuentes...) Admite gran variedad de formatos aunque considero qu el lrf es mejor para una perfecta justificación del texto. Se pueden convertir otros formatos a este con distintos programas.
Summary: Looks and operates very nice - only drawbacks are there is no backlight for reading in darken areas and it take forever to load data after you do a sync for new books, music or pictures. Once everything is loaded though, very easy to use and very portable.
Summary: The Sony Reader PRS 505 has everything you want in a reader. The screen is not too small, the colors are perfect. You can zoom in and out if the lettering is too small. And the e-book comes with a beautiful binder that fits perfectly in any bag. I can recommend this reader to anyone who just wants to read e-books. If you want to edit texts - keep looking...
Summary: I love my ereader. I've had it for over a year now. It came with a free 100 classics coupon that I used on the estore to choose 100 classics to download to my computer and ereader. It's a thin, silver, sturdy-feeling gadget. It comes with a strong sandy-brown cover that protects the ereader when it's in transit. I don't use the cover when I'm reading at home. It's easy to hold and the screen is very easy on the eyes.
Summary: I love this reader!!! If you are a fan of reading books like me but don't want alot of books laying around, then this is it. It is thin, lightweight, and made of metal instead of plastic, plus if you are a big fan of color, Sony offers more than just the standard silver. It is quite easy to use and having the ability to download pictures & music is a bonus to me. I also like the fact that I can listen to music while I'm reading a book if I choose to.
Summary: PROS: Least expensive e-ink ereader, easy to set up, works with secure Adobe epub ebooks. CONS: Somewhat annoying flash when changing pages. Before I purchased the Sony PRS-505, I investigated all the other e-ink ereaders on the market: Kindle 2, Sony PRS-700, iRex iLiad, Cybook and BeBook. Although I liked the idea of wirelessly downloading ebooks instantly with the Kindle 2, I was put off that I would only have one source for purchased ebooks, that being Amazon.com.
Summary: I've had my reader for over a month now. So far I really like it. One of the main reasons I wanted to purchase the reader was to download ebooks from the state public library website. Before I bought the reader, I could only read these ebooks I borrowed from the library on my computer. But it was not so accessible to read them anywhere and any time I wanted. Now I can download them into the Sony reader after I download them into my computer.