Summary: Easier to read than a book. No glare on the screen. You can even read it in low light situations. Battery lasts forever. Amazing storage capacity with the expansion slots. I highly recommend this product to anyone who is tired of carrying around books. The music player funtion is also nice. Eight levels of gray is plenty of contrast , as compared to the kindle II's 16. Anyone considering the kindle II, remember it isn't as compatable as the sony reader.
Pros: Adequate Storage, Compact Design, Easy To Use, Good Compatibility, Long Battery Life
Summary: The Sony PRS-505 Reader that I purchased through B&H is outstanding. I am a fiction acquisitions editor, and I spend countless hours staring at my computer screen...and my eyes scream in agony. I can download my submissions in several different formats to the reader, and it is a true delight to read now. I'm also not chained to my desk. I can carry around as many full length manuscripts as I want to, in the Reader.
Pros: Adequate Storage, Compact Design, Easy To Use, Fast, Good Compatibility, Great Software Bundle, Long Battery Life
Summary: I have really enjoyed this reader. I used to print a lot of information to read in the train, but now that I read it on the reader, I carry much more information and do not waste paper anymore ;). The reader works fine with OCR pdf files, but unfortunately the display is too small for scanned pdf's (although the resolution is superb!). Additionally, it does not work with djvu files. Also, djvu files exported to pdf appear with poor quality.
Summary: This E-book has opened a bigger world to me for reading everything from the classics of Rudyard Kipling to today's novels of James Patterson. A must have for travelers and those who want a wide range of selection. Easy to use and easy to read.
Pros: Adequate Storage, Compact Design, Easy To Use, Great Software Bundle, Long Battery Life
Summary: I believe CNET or someone like enity reviewed the Sony Electronic Book and said something along the lines of "gee this doesn't have the bells and whisles of the new I-phone." You can put music on it and I think (as I briefly scanned the instruction/usage manual)you can do movies/vifdeos though they will be b&w(?).Anyway...this is a great thing for READERS- those relaxing by the fire/metro-commuters/non-driving travelers, etc.
Pros: Compact Design, Easy To Use, Fast, Good Compatibility, Long Battery Life
Summary: At last I've got the reader the one can really use for reading. E-ink is awesome. The great things are: - The display. Just amazing! - The battery life. also bought a AC charger but didn't used it for a single time. cool. The device is very handy to use as music sheet when playing guitar :) - does not fade out or something. not the "cons" but the things I'd love to be improved: - The keys.
Pros: Adequate Storage, Compact Design, Easy To Use, Long Battery Life