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Sony PRS-650
6.5 out of 10

Sony PRS-650

Sony PRS-650 The Sony PRS-650 is an e-book reader designed Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Sony PRS-650

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Overall 10
10

great reader, bad experience with taxes:-(

YVS, Amazon
13 November 2011
  • Summary: I already had a prs-650, and I purchased a used one for my father, who has never used a computer, and he is using it a lot! So I'm very satisfied. I must warn people buying from outside the US that taxes costed me almost 49 EUROS!!!!!, and it increased the final price a lot!
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Overall 10
10

Great for a reader like me.

D, Amazon
5 August 2011
  • Summary: Never used any other reader and was brought this one for a birthday present. I've now used it for 4 months and can safely say that I love it. Easy to read, easy to use, EBook software not great but sufficient. Would reccomend to anyone.
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Overall 10
10

Understated brilliance

Volker Mattar, Amazon
9 July 2011
  • Summary: I researched e-readers for almost a year before I finally purchased the Sony PRS-650BC. Others must have been aware of its qualities as well because I could not get one anywhere in Australia. I ordered one via Amazon; it arrived within four days, all the way from the US to Australia. Great service!
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Overall 10
10

Only 12 reviews?

P. Allen "Pentaxian", Amazon
28 April 2011
  • Summary: I had to call 5 different places on the island of Oahu to find one of these to buy as a Christmas present for my wife. It was sold out on Amazon (go figure), and third party sellers (on Amazon) had it on sale for almost $100 more than MSRP.
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Overall 8
8.0

The Nook vs the Kindle vs the Sony Reader (by a Reader owner)

Toomuchnoise, Amazon
20 April 2011
  • Summary: I am a graduate student who reads _a lot_ of electronic documents. These days, nearly all reference works, journals, course syllabi, university catalogues, etc are on-line. I either had to print them out or suffer reading them on a computer screen.
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Overall 10
10

An excellent disconnected eReader.

Obtumeric Wessel, Amazon
14 April 2011
  • Summary: This is a truly excellent eReader; I've owned one for half a year now (I purchased one of the first shipped out), and I find it to fulfill my purpose very well. Personally, I actually prefer the lack of wireless; nothing can be changed from the outside on it without my taking a physical action, and...
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Overall 10
10

Happily reading

Jordan H., Newegg
21 February 2011
  • Summary: Although the price is a consideration, you do get what you pay for. The screen glare can be worked around 99% of the time by just changing the angle of the reader, so it really isn't much of a concern. Even though the Sony software is fairly horrible, this ebook works great with Calibre on all OSes.
  • Pros: Good size - big enough to be easy on the eyes, but small enough for easy transport. Fantastic screen. Touch-screen. Several built-in dictionaries allow quick and easy reference without leaving book. Great battery life. Light weight. A lot (but not all) formats are well supported. Expandable memory.
  • Cons: Screen can get a bit of a glare in direct light. The Sony software sucks. Price.
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Overall 10
10

Kindle users are envious

Paul K., Newegg
30 January 2011
  • Summary: RESEARCH, RESEARCH, RESEARCH! If you want a reader to read files that this one doesn't read, don't buy it. There are several sites that sell covers for this reader. It's not necessary, but does well at keeping the touch screen in good shape. Take care of your toys!
  • Pros: Tech: Reads pdf, txt, epub, mp3, aac. PC and Mac compatible. User: Great reader, fast page turns, unbelievable storage space, chose this reader over the new Kindle after a lot of research.
  • Cons: Touch screen for page turns is a little sensitive, but very workable.
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Overall 10
10

Kindle users are envious

Paul K., Newegg
30 January 2011
  • Summary: RESEARCH, RESEARCH, RESEARCH! If you want a reader to read files that this one doesn't read, don't buy it. There are several sites that sell covers for this reader. It's not necessary, but does well at keeping the touch screen in good shape. Take care of your toys!
  • Pros: Tech: Reads pdf, txt, epub, mp3, aac. PC and Mac compatible. User: Great reader, fast page turns, unbelievable storage space, chose this reader over the new Kindle after a lot of research.
  • Cons: Touch screen for page turns is a little sensitive, but very workable.
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Overall 8
8.0

Best reader by Sony

Ken N., Newegg
29 January 2011
  • Summary: Not sure why the other fellow had an issue. Sounds like a defective unit. I had no problem loading books. We've owned the 505 system for over a year and the 650 connected to our library and downloaded our books fine.
  • Pros: Touchscreen. Sony uses an infrared sensor. The previous model 600 the text contrast was not as good. We own the Sony 505 which is the same screen size as this model, but uses buttons only for turning. This screen is just as good or better. The e-ink is much better than the other touchscreen or co...
  • Cons: Price. None of the local retailers seem to stock many of these readers. I suspect the price is the factor.
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