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Sony PRS-T1
7.1 out of 10

Sony PRS-T1

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Reviews and Problems with Sony PRS-T1

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Overall 4
4.0

Crap firmware makes a beautiful reader useless

R. Browning "t5grrr", Amazon
8 November 2013
  • Summary: Very nice screen but refuses to list books correctly, crapy software makes a beautiful reader pretty much useless so I am still looking for usable firmware or a fix while I use my old reader for my many books.
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Overall 4
4.0

Screen froze, short warranty, no charger

Pocket Brain "pocketbrain", Amazon
18 September 2012
  • Summary: Broke 4 months after purchase despite careful handling (never dropped). Lower half of screen froze white & vertical stripes down left side. I think it's a faulty device, which Sony ought to cover, but it's costing $30 for repair (+ postage).
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Overall 4
4.0

Would be better but for awful warranty

Kluelos, Amazon
13 July 2012
  • Summary: I've had my PRS-T1 for just under 6 months. The Wi-Fi has stopped functioning and won't detect any networks. When I undertook to have it repaired or replaced under warranty, I discovered that the warranty was barely there.
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Overall 4
4.0

That's a warranty?

David L., Newegg
13 July 2012
  • Summary: Sony should be ashamed of themselves for this sorry "warranty", especially for the part that eats itself when you have a claim. Think pretty hard about this. It's probably worth getting a Square Trade warranty.
  • Pros: Nice display, works great with Calibre. Doesn't have the burdensome 160-page legalese you have to agree to with the Nook, doesn't demand that you register an account (also Nook), and doesn't think it has the right to "unsell" things you've bought (Kindle).
  • Cons: Wi-Fi failed within 6 months, doesn't see any networks at all. Under the "warranty" I can pay $30 for a refurbished unit, or send it off for repair and pay a minimum of $25, then wait for weeks. Either way, my year warranty vanishes and is replaced by a 90-day warranty on the refurbed or repaired...
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Overall 4
4.0

Poor for note taking, viewing pdfs, use in dim light, to hold

Amazon Customer, Amazon
7 April 2012
  • Summary: Product was purchased with the intentions of using it for note taking and reading pdf files in addition to reading books. Note taking using the stylus is difficult; any slight touch of the screen by part of the hand causes a line to be drawn marring the notes.
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Overall 4
4.0

Ambigous product

Es, Amazon
27 January 2012
  • Summary: This machine is a great dissapointment to me. While the reader as such is very good and i am mostly pleased with it, the software needed for communication with the computer is pure disaster.
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Overall 4
4.0

Worst Sony Reader yet!

R. Richardson, Amazon
24 November 2011
  • Summary: I've been using Sony Readers for about 4 years -the PRS-T1 is my third. It's very unstable - I'll be reading and all of a sudden the pages start streaming rapidly. Sometimes it goes directly to the last page of the book.
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Overall 4
4.0

NOT AS EXPECTED

PAUL1237, Amazon
14 November 2011
  • Summary: I THOUGHT SONY WOULD BE A GOOD CHOICE FOR AN E READER,BUT I WAS VERY UNHAPPY WITH IT. WNEN THE READER WORKED IT WAS GREAT. AFTER A FEW DAYS THE TOUCH SCREEN FROZE AND I HAD NO WAY TO SHUT IT DOWN. I CALLED SONY AND THEY TOLD ME HOW TO RESET IT AND IT STILL FROZE UP.
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Overall 4
4.0

The Sony PRS-T1: More than eBook Reader, it's a SMART reader!

easycom, Ciao
18 August 2013
  • Excerpt: Bought it while I was living in Spain, back in 2012. I decided to sort of go back to school again, but I wanted to avoid at all cost the hassle of buying tons of books, and then not being able to carry them around with me around Europe, so I instantly thought of getting one of these wee electronic...
  • Pros: touch - enabled, microSD slot, battery - life
  • Cons: glossy finish, slow on rendering big files
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Overall 4
4.0

Only 16 Shades of Grey...and a mere 6 incher!

MarcoG, Ciao
6 August 2012
  • Excerpt: I'm one of these people who have resisted Kindles and E-book readers for as long as I could. I love books. I love holding and turning the pages of a book, I love the smell of a book, I like seeing how far into a book I am by where the bookmark is positioned.
  • Pros: Technically, a good specification .  Good screen display .
  • Cons: It looks a bit naff .  Clumsy software .
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