Summary: I bought 3 used e-readers PRS-600. Batteries works for about 3-4 days of hard reading average without recharging (they are losing 1 bar per day). New PRS-300, I had before, held charge for 2-3 weeks, PRS-505 - about 1 week. Probably brand new batteries are working much better.
Summary: I like this item because it does not require WI FI It does bother me that sony is making it hard to find there readers and I have invested alot in e-books. Kindle or sony need to make it where you can read on either reader or sony needs to keep up and make there readers easy to get.
Summary: IIn 2008 I got the Sony 505 ereader for christmas. I took execellent care of it and it still is working great. I love it. I now have a 600 black and my daughter had the 300 red, my nephew's wife has the 300 silver. I got all 3 off ebay and they are still working great.
Summary: This type of unit was my first full introduction to eReaders in 2009. I bought another one because my wife had used mine and become convinced she wanted one of her own. For a device to be a truly effective eReader, it has to be limited to just what's on the device, and not be an app on a tablet...
Summary: This reader works great, and looks good too. My daughter won't put it down. Battery life is fanominal, and it will hold more books than I thought, plays music, holds pictures too. Would reccommend.