Sony Reader Pocket PRS-300 Reviews: eBook Reader

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+ This e-book reader and e-reader scores high on recording time. - It has no outstanding negative points.

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8.4 out of 10 based on 3065 reviews.
Sony Reader Pocket PRS-300- Battery Life: 6800 page turns, holds 350 books, See full product description

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Some customer reviews of Sony Reader Pocket PRS-300

Most helpful reviews

Anne, Falkirk Avid reader

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Size, battery life, value.
Bad points:
Downloading is pretty awful it puts me off because it can take so long to get it to work. I have had to phone the Sony helpline almost every time I have downloaded.
On/off switch is a bit annoying. Slow process to delete things
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 6.0
Features 8.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 May 2012

Julie, Huddersfield Avid reader

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
It holds a lot of books and you can download different styles of book, not just pdf but epub too.
Bad points:
no back light, can't leave notes, is quite thick and heavy too
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 8.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 6.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 17 Sep 2012

christine, WORKSOP Avid reader

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
easy to navigate on the device
Bad points:
absolutely USELESS when trying to move downloaded books to the device - some will load some wont when connected to the PC all it wants to do is synchronise its contents which takes forever and never comes to an end.
last time it took me 6 hours to get the books from the library into the device only it remove 4 books from the device - ONE OF WHICH I WAS HALFWAY THROUGH READING AND ABSOLUTELY REFUSED TO PUT IT BACK ONTO MY DEVICE.
Overall rating 5.0
Ease of use 5.0
Features 7.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 8.0
Value for money 4.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 May 2013

roger, west midlands Retired

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
easy to use
Bad points:
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 6.0
Features 5.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 7.0
Size and weight 6.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Oct 2012

linda, Willenhall Avid reader

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
easy to upload books too.
Bad points:
i would be nice if it had a back light, so you could read in the dark when partner asleep.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Features 6.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Value for money 5.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 11 Jun 2012

david, Blantyre Avid reader

Score 3.0/10
Good points:
Size and weight
Bad points:
Battery life
Locking up and having to reset
Instructions still unsure whether I can purchase books from other retailers.
Overall rating 3.0
Ease of use 2.0
Features 3.0
Battery life 2.0
Design 5.0
Size and weight 6.0
Value for money 2.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 May 2012

walter, Glasgow Casual reader

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Style - Sony Quality - and I'm sure it will be reliable as it is Sony
Bad points:
Would be better if it was lighter but I appreciate it is an older model and it is not a problem - I don't like the fact that the page shows a negative image when "turning over" the page - Downloading from computer can be a bit "hit and miss"
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Aug 2013

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 5
Built-in Storage Capacity 350 books
Touchscreen No
3G No
WiFi No
Supports Annotations No
Dual Screen No
Colour Screen No
MP3 Playback No
EPub Compatible Yes
SD Card Slot No
Headphone Socket No
Battery Life 6800 page turns
PDF Compatible Yes
Type of screen E-Ink
Screen resolution (Pixels per inch) 170
RTF Compatible Yes
TXT Compatible Yes
Weight 220
Width in mm 107
Height in mm 158
Depth in mm 10
Recharging Time in hours 2
Type of Batteries Lithium-ion
Release date 2009-09-10

Also known as: Sony Reader PRS-300, Sony Reader PRS 300


Manufacturer's Description

Carry an eBook library in your pocket
Take your favourite books with you wherever you go with the Reader Pocket Edition™. Ultra light and small enough to fit in your pocket, it features a 5" paper-like display for easy reading – whether you’re commuting, travelling or relaxing at home.

Carry 100s of books wherever you go
Not sure which books to take on your trip or commute? Carry hundreds of eBooks at a time and you’ll never have to make that choice again! Reader is lighter than a typical paperback and you can easily store hundreds of titles in your bag or pocket to take with you wherever you go.

Read 1000s of pages on one charge
Getting to the end of a good novel is the best bit! You won’t worry about reaching the last page with the great battery life on Reader. It gives you thousands of continuous page turns from a single charge – enough to last for up to two weeks of reading, to get you through the longest journeys.

Read at any angle, and in sunlight
The highly advanced screen technology is gentle on the eye, with five adjustable font sizes to improve readability.The E Ink® Vizplex™ display gives a more natural paper-like reading experience.With no backlight or flicker, you can read for hours in direct sunlight and at virtually any angle.

Intuitive, easy to use controls
Lost your page? Reader can help you find the page your were last reading, and call up stored novels by author, title and date. The intuitive and easy to use controls let you magnify text, scroll smoothly down and read page-by-page or fast forward right to the end.

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