Summary: Got a great deal on a refurb, directly from the Sony store. It's not a bad thing to buy last years model at a huge discount and get a matching cover for free. The reader is a great unit, one of the lightest out there with very clear readability, all necessary connectivity, SD extendable, even plays MP3s. Fits any pocket. No regrets here. So far so good, where I have to take the stars off is for the software.
Summary: Overall, it is a good ereader which has so many features available in its thin size. However, one important feature is missing out there is it is not readable at all in a dark room or a room without enough light. We need this ereader the most during the night time, when we accompany the kid for his sleep, this is the major reason we still need the ipod around during that time.
southpawami "The Best Selling Book IS the Bible", Amazon
17 April 2012
Summary: Negatives, 1. 7" screen option gone.. it's just the right size 2. As much of an all in one device as it is... it's not a full color tablet or laptop. There's a lot of things you can't do on a reader. Positives, 1. Sony Reader PC software is far and away the best reader software for Windows. If you want to read on your laptop, Sony Reader software is the best experience without question.(I use B&N Nook Study, Amazon Kindle, and Sony Reader on Windows 7 64) 2.
Summary: Two negative features are : it doesn´t connect with my Mac Power PC notebook, too old! and I expected the screen to become luminous so I could read at night but so far I need a lamp One positive feature is it easily discharges epub books from Wi Fi, quick an d simple.
Summary: I bought the Sony reader as a present for my wife this Christmas. Big mistake. It never worked properly from the word go. After charging it up for the first time, I looked forward to downloading a book from the reader store. That worked. But what didn't work came afterwards. After flipping a few pages of the book the device froze. And I mean froze! Nothing would unfreeze it! I tried the on/off button. I tried resetting. I tapped like mad while re-setting or powering off.
Summary: I bought the Sony E Reader, and I actually don't have much bad to say about it. My computer didn't agree with me, it didn't like the Windows 7 program... What I did not like about the product was the Sony Online Book Store. The Sony Online Book store prices were outrageous, you may as well buy a hardcopy of the books! If you're going to get an e reader, check into the costs of the online books.
Summary: I just bought this in red two weeks ago, and while it is easy to use and set up, there were two things which bothered me. The first is that the battery life is advertised as lasting a month which is not true. In fact, I exchanged the first one because the battery lasted only three days but the replacement does the same thing. I would rank this a 5 Star product if the battery lasted at least 7 days, but it is very inconvenient to have to charge it every 3-4 days!
Summary: I just bought this two weeks ago, and while it is easy to use and set up, there were two things which bothered me. The first is that the battery life is advertised as lasting a month which is not true. In fact, I exchanged the first one because the battery lasted only three days but the replacement does the same thing. I would rank this a 5 Star product if the battery lasted at least 7 days, but it is very inconvenient to have to charge it every 3-4 days!