This is a basic e-reader but not a good or great reader.
9 June 2013
Summary: I am so glad I only paid $20 (including shipping) for this unit. I bought it just to see what it was like. I would guess that this is the very base model of the Sony readers because it is not a very good one. The functions (very few) and the print quality seem to be OK. However, it has no Wi-Fi or 3G capability. Loading new books on the unit is very cumbersome and you need some form of PC to do it.
Summary: This product is to easy to navigate and get around with downloading books. I have only one complaint, but it is a big one. There is no back light. I would not recommend this product because it is hard on the eyes when you are reading. I contacted Sony, and they informed me that nothing could be done about this problem. If I had known, I would not have bought this reader.
Summary: As soon as I received it was very disappointed, should have bought a Kindle. Heavier than a Kindle at 10 oz. The most disappointing thing is the fact that it DOES NOT connect to the internet. You must down load your books to your computer, then attach your Reader to your computer with included wire set, and down load to your Reader. This is not make the Reader valueable when traveling, or just want a new book. Could not turn around and sell it as soon as possible.
Not bad reader but Sony PRS-300 seems to be better
29 August 2011
Summary: Not bad reader, but touchscreen makes the screen a little glossy. Not very comfortable sometimes. + Can be russified. + Can play music. + Has touchscreen. + Has possibility to use memory cards. - Has glare on the screen.
Summary: I totally agree with those who gave a 3 star rate. The software reminds me of the nineties. Having been reading ebooks in palms, smartphones and ppc's to read from this Sony 600 reader is a complete regression. Along with the software, the glare in the screen is a constant annoyance. Having to constantly move the book to find the right position to be able to read. It's been more than a month and I'm still complaining, it means that it really sucks.
Excerpt: I did a fair amount of research into which ereader to buy, and found the UK selection somewhat limited (though this has improved now). My main problem was that I just wanted to read on it, so ruled out any with a keyboard as I felt this took up extra, unused space. So in the end decided on this Sony ereader. It's easy to use, after the initial installation. It's light and slim.