Reviews and Problems with Sony PRS-900 Daily Edition
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Sony Reader Daily Edition (PRS-900)
3 November 2013
Conclusion: The Sony Reader Daily Edition offers a slick design with a touch screen and wireless book downloads, but it suffers from a high price and a dim display that defeats the purpose of E-Ink technology.
Pros: Integrated 3G radio for wireless book downloads. Classy design. Touch-enabled display. Supports many file formats.
Cons: High price. Glossy screen coating makes dim display difficult to read. Touch screen requires very firm presses.
Excerpt: The Sony Reader Daily Edition is a solid e-Ink reader
Pros: Very easy to read in a bright room, Very big screen size, Excellent customer service, Long lasting battery life (1 week), Fast transfer speed, Very fast turn-on time, Very high apparent quality, Fast to turn between pages, Small footprint, Holds a lot of books (holds 1200 with expansion for up to 50,000)
Cons: Impossible to read in a dark room, Thick, Heavy, Poor fingerprint resistance
Video review of the Sony Daily Edition Reader (PRS-900)
Best Tablet Review
4 June 2010
Excerpt: Lisa Gade, Editor in Chief of Mobile Tech Review , gave a very nice hands-on video review for anyone interested in the Daily Edition. As you can see above, it give a nice walkthrough of the eReader and compares it in size and screen to the Sony Touch Edition (PRS-600) and Amazon Kindle 2. She also offers a very indepth written review on her website that you can see here .
Excerpt: Touchscreens make everything better and more intuitive, right? Not so fast: Sometimes adding touchscreen technology has drawbacks that seriously outweigh the benefits. Exhibit A: the Sony Reader Daily Edition. It’s an e-book reader that, like most others currently on the market, uses an E Ink screen.
Summary: Sony clearly hopes that 3G connectivity and a large touchscreen will make the $399 Daily Edition worth the extra dough over the $259 Kindle 2 or Nook. All things being equal, these features might be enough to convince consumers. However, the slowness of the Daily Edition's interface hindered our appreciation of the device.
Conclusion: The Sony Reader Daily Edition is at the top of our favorite ebook reader list. The size and screen size make for a perfect combo of portability and reading pleasure, the wireless works well and we really enjoyed the Sony ebook store experience directly on the device. The Reader is attractive and it comes with all the goodies in the box so you won't be shelling out extra to get basic accessories.
Pros: Wireless 3G shopping and delivery of books and periodicals, larger touch screen., Excellent size to reading area ratio, and the PRS-900 is still very portable. Supports ePUB, PDF and Adobe DRM so it works with library books and Google free books among others. Attractive and sturdy design with a metal bezel. All the goodies are in the box, even the separately packaged zipper case. On-device bookstore experience is excellent and downloads are quick. Reliable daily deliv...
Cons: Price is currently higher than the competiton (though it offers more features).