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?
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.
Sony eReader - forget iPad, this is the gizmo to read
6 February 2011
Summary: I got this bit of electronic kit for my wife for Christmas as she is an avid reader. She told me that this was one of the best presents that she has received in 11 years. I like my electronic toys/gizmos, but with all the hype surrounding the iPad I thought that I might have missed the mark. But this is the perfect piece of kit for the purpose that it was intended for. If you enjoy reading, then it doesn't get better than this piece of kit from Sony.
Summary: I bought my sony reader in October 2010, taking me 3 years to decide to buy an ebook reader. My experience so far with it: Positive aspects: ================ * compatible with many formats (epub, word (rtf), txt and pdf n others) => it allows you to borrow ebooks from public libraries, buy from many bookstores, transfer scanned books and convert in word (eg by scanning texts using free OCR), and read pdf (not bad in landscape mode).