Summary: I got this about two years ago, and it saved my butt in class. I had a kindle 1, then got a Kindle DX, which has a huge screen and does the text-to-speech thing (which is great for Kindle books). However, the DX is truly hard to carry around. The Sony Daily edition is the perfect size to read PDFs (tell you why in a moment) and has two cool apps. I read a lot of PDFs, and the kindle never formats these right. So they tend to be hard to read.
Summary: I bought this to replace the Sony PRS-505 I bought after it broke due to being crushed in my bag. The screen of the Reader Daily is nice and easy to read with a large screen and 5 preset zoom ranges. The touch works well but the default setting for the page turn gesture is backward from how I turn pages, once I changed the settings it became very easy to use one handed using my thumb to turn the pages. The reader remembers your page for multiple books.
Summary: After borrwing a Sony Daily Edition for a vacation and loving it I had to have my own. As I understand it, thsi is the only eInk model with a double laminate screen so they could provide a touch screen experience as well as the low battery consumption of eInk. For me, being able to double tap a word and get a definition is great. It is also nice to be able to write notes in the margins and to underline passages.
Summary: There is no reason not to buy this if you like to read. It is especially useful if you travel and want to take your books with you. I looked at all of them and I am glad I bought this one. If you are reading a lot of reviews you may be paralyzed by the deluge of thought people review this with. I finally just bought it and I am glad I did.
Summary: I purchased this reader for my mother for Christmas in 2009. She absolutely loves it and uses it daily. The screen is large and easy to read. Downloading books from the computer is a snap. She takes it everywhere she goes. Her only issue is that it is difficult to read when in the bright sun, so you'll need to find some shade to read at the beach. Otherwise, I think it is probably the best gift I've given her (so far...).
Summary: Bought this for my husband, he loves it !!!! So far he cannot figure out how to download from our library but when he does I'll probably never see him again. Anyone who reads alot will love this. He even takes it golfing with him.
Summary: I've had my Daily Edition/PRS900 since January. I bought it specifically to read books, so I'm really not terribly disappointed that I can't surf the internet, play games, etc. Sure it'd be great if I could use it to check my email, but that's kind of what I have a laptop for. I haven't had a problem screen glare except for when I tried reading outside in bright sunlight while waiting for the bus.