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.
Summary: Pros: Sony durability; touch-screen, lightweight, SDHC memory slot; good battery life if you don’t use the built-in lighting; decent audio player; good ergonomics and asthetics.Cons: Very poor contrast; expensive; zoom function clutters the screen and is not sticky from page to page; lighting is uneven side-light LEDs, using them drastically reduces battery life.Have you seen those proof-of-concept cars?