Summary: The reason i bought this was the number of formats it supports. That makes it ideal for downloading books from anywhere including your (free) local library. For that it gets major kudos. However the screen is much less crisp and clear than others such as the kindle. Its not as bright either which makes it a little tougher to read in low light conditions (there is no backlight). On a more subjective level i also find the menus a little tougher to easily navigate through.
Summary: Its a wonderful product in lots of ways. A mechanical Engineer I m someone who uses a lot of catalogs, handbooks (and novels lol) on the go. I used to spend a fortune in printing pdfs cos I consider print material more readable than lit screens. Well, then carrying them around was a menace in itself. But now the sony reader is wonderful with its e-ink technology.
Delicate screen and clunky touch interface, but a nice device
L. Poon, Amazon
21 September 2010
Summary: I got my Sony Daily Edition Reader for travel and have enjoyed the wireless capacity to get books using my hotel wireless in the evenings. However, I recently discovered that the screen is very delicate and can be damaged easily: not a great feature for a traveler. After returning from a trip, about a quarter of my screen is blank and there are thin vertical and horizontal lines running along the edge of the blank space.
Easily the most underrated eBook Reader on the market today
Dolakwala Kumar "Al Alim", Amazon
12 September 2010
Summary: This Sony eReader is a highly functional eBook reader. Given all of the features of this device, I think that this reader should be a much stronger contender in the eReader space than it currently is (overshadowed by the Kindle, Nook, and strangely enough, the iPad). First off, the touchscreen feature has come in handy on more than one occasion, especially in situations where I've been trapped standing in a cramped subway car going to or from work, with limited space to...
Summary: The Sony ereader makes it easy to download ebooks from the library. I am able to have the convenience of downloading a book from my home computer whenever I have time. I have also purchased books from the Sony Bookstore and those have downloaded without the use of the computer. There is some slight glare when reading in a reclining position but it is easy to reduce by adjusting the way you hold the reader.
Summary: I love almost everything about it except the glaring screen. There should be an update for the software that can correct this problem. I had heard that Sony had a problem earlier with other Readers but I thought that was fix in the edition. Other than that I love it but can't seem to find the correct light to work well with it. The light that comes with the case that Sony offers does not show that there is a replacement when the light goes bad.
Summary: Every e-book reader out there seems to be a compromise in one way or another. For me, the Sony PRS-900 is the best out there at the moment (Feb 2010). * Why I like it: It's very portable yet has a good sized screen. Memory card support and a user-replaceable battery. The built-in cover works well and will protect the screen. It even comes with an extra, very tough, hard case. The unit is elegant and fits in a large jacket pocket, just like a paperback would.