Summary: This is a great reader if you can still find one. It's compatible with most formats - if you have Calibre software (a free download) it's very easy to manage. The hardware is probably the best on the marketplace even today, Kindle white is admittedly whiter and has the inbuilt light but then you are a slave to Amazon's bookstore. If you can buy one of these for around $100 it's a steal. The one I got on Ebay was used but in mint condition.
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! I thought that a a second one product had not taxes, and I was very disapointed.
A must have reader, capable of carrying a library.
18 October 2011
Summary: Although the price is still a bit high, the reader is a must have device for those who love reading, since you can carry a whole library in it, and it is easy to handle. The screen is like a book page, no glares at all. And the most important for me: I can read my own PDF and word documents.
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.
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! The Reader is exactly what I wanted.
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. Every review online that I read, and I read quite a few, were full of praise for this Sony E-reader. Now what I cannot understand, is how does an e-reader that is sold out everywhere only have 12 reviews on Amazon?
The Nook vs the Kindle vs the Sony Reader (by a Reader owner)
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. I did months of research on the Kindle, the Nook and the Sony Reader. I chose the Sony Reader 650 and believe I made the correct choice.
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 I like that. No data is sent from it to anyone else, ever. When you're in a third world country, it still does everything it did in the first or second world.