Summary: Horrible , to much glare on display and contrast cant be adjust. please avoid to buy it. Horrible , to much glare on display and contrast cant be adjust. please avoid to buy it. Horrible , to much glare on display and contrast cant be adjust. please avoid to buy it.
Summary: This product is not worth the money. I do not know where to begin with all. First off, it does not come with a charger. It does come with a usb cord, and that would be fine if it could be used as a reliable charger. The usb cord charges the reader very slowly. Had it hooked up to the computer all day and was still getting a low battery message.
Excerpt: If you are an avid reader then this is not the reader for you. I bought this reader last year and I was so excited when I received it. First thing that went wrong was when I was trying to install the software. I don't know if anyone else had this problem but It took my about 4 and a half hrs trying to actually get the software to work. When I did get it to work, I noticed that this reader does not have WIFI, I did not notice this bit of information before buying it.
Summary: Updated to include details of Kindle 3, the newest version! With the time period, I could still return my nook, but I'm still completely in love with it and don't want the kindle for the reasons below. I did research between the Kindle and Sony Touch for awhile, and bought the Touch. I hadn't really been figuring in the Nook during that time, because I thought it was still $259 and that books were more expensive on the barnes and noble site.
Glare, low contrast, and a SHOWSTOPPING bug with DRM = returned
Just Jon "SawDusted", Amazon
24 January 2010
Summary: First, the hardware: I had it side by side with a Kindle and can state objectively that the contrast and glare are noticeably worse on the Sony product. I was prepared to overlook that until I discovered the following bug, at which point I returned the reader (and the Kindle, but that's another story). Here's the problem: Let's say you have a public library that allows you to check out eBooks in both ePub and PDF format (mine does, so do most that I've checked).
A Review From A Techie and A Technical Graduate Student - All About the Annotations
Jon E. Steiner "firstname.lastname@example.org", Amazon
24 October 2009
Summary: In my dreams, the PRS-600 was going to be the single source indexible, portable addition to my brain. In reality, it falls short. Waaay short. I have PDF copies of technical materials that I would love to annotate and export to Microsoft Word, Excel, etc. I use these materials as a software developer and CS grad student. When you make highlights of texts in a PDF, one would think that you'd be able to export highlighted text. Nope.