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.
Summary: I borrowed a unit from the library to check it out. I don't see how the Sony fanboys are claiming the glare isn't an issue. I passed the unit around to 7 people, and all thought the eReader was unusable due to the poor contrast and the glare.
Pros: ePub support touch screen stylish look
Cons: glare bad enough to make your eyes bleed poor contrast, like most e-book readers handwriting feature is useless no wifi or 3G poor battery life a bit heavy
Summary: If it wasn't for the glare, this would be an excellent device.
Pros: Accepts a wide range of file formats. Good user interface. Note taking features are excellent. The stylus is a definite plus when it comes to highlighting text. Feels great in your hand.
Cons: The glare on the screen is simply unacceptable. If your room is well lit, you can forget it. Some reviewers claim that complainers have exaggerated the glare issue. I do not believe they have. Changing the angle with which I hold the device is a constant source of irritation while reading. It com...
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.
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...
A Review From A Techie and A Technical Graduate Student - All About the Annotations
Jon E. Steiner "email@example.com", 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.
Pros: Annotation, dictionary, orientation (landscape/portrait), search functionality, doesn't exclude popular formats due to stupid DRM reasons.
Cons: Glare. You cannot read comfortably on this thing, which unfortunately, is the whole point. Laying in bed trying to read meant I had to contort my body into all sorts of unnecessary positions to try and get the screen to not show a ton of glare. Totally uncomfortable. After reading 100 pages on th...