Summary: If you just want an eReader, this is one of the best if not the best. The metal case is more durable than the plastic. Sony was the first. Contrast and readability are great! As Sony and others added touch screen capabilities the contrast weakened dut to the extra layer on the screen. If you want Wifi and a browser, this is not the unit for you. It is a reader pure and simple.
Long life. Metalic case. Cardreader. One of the best reader.
19 February 2013
Summary: Advantages: A good screen (compared to Sony T1 and this new generation, the quality of the screen is almost similar). Pretty quickly flipped through the pages. A metalic case (looks good, durable, but heavier book). Quality leather cover. Built SD and MS Card reader. Long battery life, the eyes did not get tired of reading, durable and soft to the touch, easy management, the ability to play audio))), several options turning pages, the ability to increase the font; Easy...
Summary: Yes the PRS-505 is older technology. So what. This was bought to supplement my first PRS-505 which has had a rough 5 years with me already. It is small enough to be handy, light enough to easily be held, easy to read and with an SD card capable of holding several hundred books in the TXT,PDF,or EPUB formats I use most often.
Excerpt: I love the Sony eReader, but I use Calibre as the transferring/library software and I have NO issues. The Sony Reader software was very frustrating. Other than that, I love this Reader and use it constantly!
Excerpt: I have had the Sony E-Reader 6 inch LCD for about 4 months and I love it. When I purchased it, it was the cheapest one on the market at the time. It is not as fancy as the Kindle or the Nook but I don't need all the bells and whistles that they contain. Though since I bought this one, the other two have come down in price. I might have considered the smaller Kindle since it has wireless access.
Excerpt: My children were give the Sony E-reader last Christmas and sadly did not take a liking to it immediately. They both love to read constantly, so this was surprising to us. What we have come to find out is that we did not know enough about this product so that they could enjoy it more.
Excerpt: My husband bought me the Sony Reader PRS-505 and I absolutely love it! How many times have you been stuck somewhere (Dr's office) and didn't have anything to do? Not anymore! You can have tons of books at your fingertips. You can also listen to music alone or while reading, with headphones of course. Pictures are great on here as well. There's nothing about this book that I don't like. I highly recommend it to everyone. You can make the text small, medium or large.
160 books in one small, lightweight, electronic wonder.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: Going on vacation? Carrying 10-20 books? That was me. Not anymore. I carry all my books, up to 160 in my Sony Portable Reading System. It is the best thing since the computer. Easy to read font and zoom makes it easy on your eyes. Easy to use. Don't lug all the books around any longer. Purchase your Sony E-reader now. Say goodbye to your books and say hello to the one item that carries it all.
Excerpt: This was the best invention to come to my home since the cd player! I am an avid reader that can read several books a week. This device allows me to carry multiple books with me at all times without the bulk! And it is tree-friendly as well! Reviewer received a sample of this product.
Excerpt: I bought this for my guy at christmas. It is his favorite gift. It is totally awesome. You are carrying a virtual library in a small compact manner. Features such as bookmark let you refer back to points of interest in your books. It also plays MP3s and has great graphics for pics. One of the best purchases ever.