Summary: I got my Sony PRS-700 back in 2007. I love it. I bought this one because the soft cover broke and I couldn't find one for sale alone(for my model) My original still works great! It doesn't glare in the sun, it has a light built into it, it is light, the touch screen is great, the battery life on it lasts for at least a week (less so if you're using the light) You can bookmark, make notes highlight and create collections.
Worked ok as long as plugged in, battery did not hold a charge.
7 January 2012
Summary: I bought this as a christmas gift for my daughter-in-law. It worked ok but would not hold a charge, so she can only use it when it is plugged in which makes it unuseful when traveling and when unplugged it has to be set up all over again when turned on. I also had bought another one the same type two weeks prior as a gift and it worked great.
Great item! Love it! Missing some awesome features, but still great.
16 June 2011
Summary: This is much better than reading a normal book. It's amazing! It was a little dissapointing that it lost a lot of features from the prs 600, but still really great. Best part is that it has a backlight.
Only one with backlight, great but short battery life.
2 January 2011
Summary: This is the only ereader out there with a backlight that has e-ink. The screen isn't shiny so there's no glare so it can be read in the daytime or at night with the backlight. I'm usually using the backlight so maybe that's why it seems like the battery doesn't last long. You can highlight areas and create notes. It accepts different types of ebooks. You don't need any special software to add or delete books. It comes with a cool leather book like cover and stylus.
Summary: I purchased a Sony Reader almost two years ago, and after 2 years of use I can say that this is one of the best purchases I have ever made. I have read more and have saved money because of this device. I love physical books, but the bottom line is I love reading more than the book aesthetic. And I can and do still read hard copies. The Reader PRS700BC has it's own aesthetic and usefulness like built in lights.
Summary: it's a wonderful reading machine, it has a decent touch screen that's been very helpful navigating through the book that i've read. though the glare from the screen sometimes a little bit annoying, but you can get rid of it by turning the light as a background. the body is feel firmly in my hand and it's a solid metal, yes right, a solid metal not like some china product plastic.