Sony Reader PRS-505 Reviews: eBook Reader

2800 customer reviews

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8.3 out of 10 based on 2800 reviews.
Sony Reader PRS-505- Battery Life: 6800 page turns, holds 160 books, See full product description
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Robert, Music lover

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
Not a Kindle
Bad points:
If one changes email address one loses all books one has legally purchased.
Overall rating 1.0
Ease of use 1.0
Sound quality 4.0
Battery life 4.0
Design 1.0
Range of features 1.0
Portability 5.0
Value for money 1.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 Jul 2013

rosemary, bristol sixty year old woman

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
i bought this mainly for when i travel and i love it .its so easy to use .i have recommended it to all my friends.although there are cheaper versions on the market this one is far superior in quality and i don't see the point of getting something with lots of different features if you are not going to use them.as a reading book this one is first class
Bad points:
I haven't found anything bad about this e reader
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Sound quality 9.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Range of features 10.0
Portability 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Sep 2012

Janet, Halsall Lancashire Music lover

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
love this reader
so easy to use
great in the brightest of sunlight
Bad points:
no bad points
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Sound quality 1.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Range of features 10.0
Portability 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Jul 2012

Pat, Cleveland Senior Busy Curious

Score 3.0/10
Good points:
Card Storage
Easy to Use
Reliable
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 3.0
Ease of use 1.0
Sound quality 3.0
Battery life 7.0
Range of features 3.0
Portability 3.0
Value for money 4.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Apr 2013

David, Oxted Experienced computer user

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
It is easy to use and quite fast, especially on starting. Any let-downs are likely to be Windows orientated, rather than Sony.
Bad points:
Had a problem with the touchpad not functioning, which meant I had to do a system Refresh and this meant loss of programmes, data, etc - a bit of a pain having got it nicely set up. All seems OK now and running sweet as a nut.
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 8.0
Sound quality 6.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 8.0
Range of features 8.0
Portability 7.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Feb 2013

Cheryl, Yatton (Bristol) Casual listener

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
able to have three font sizes. Memory card extends storage space. easy to use, lightweight.
Bad points:
sometimes crashes for no reason.
struggling to be able to link to library e reader service (I have had it for years, just registered in order to be able to use free service - still can't)
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Sound quality 8.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Range of features 6.0
Portability 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 16 Jun 2013

Margy, Magherafelt

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Looks really smart.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Sound quality 7.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Range of features 10.0
Portability 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Dec 2012

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Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 6
Built-in Storage Capacity 160 books
Touchscreen No
3G No
WiFi No
Supports Annotations No
Dual Screen No
Colour Screen No
MP3 Playback Yes
EPub Compatible Yes
SD Card Slot Yes
Headphone Socket Yes
Battery Life 6800 page turns
PDF Compatible Yes
Type of screen E-Ink
Screen resolution (Pixels per inch) 170
Maximum Storage Capacity 13160 books
RTF Compatible Yes
TXT Compatible Yes
Weight 282
HTML Browser No
Width in mm 122
Height in mm 175
Depth in mm 8
Viewing Angle 180
Recharging Time in hours 2
Type of Batteries Lithium-ion
USB Yes
Colour Silver
Release date 2008-04-22

Also known as: Sony PRS-505, Sony PRS505S, Sony Reader Digital

 

Manufacturer's Description

The New Way to Enjoy Reading If you love books you’ll love the new Reader from Sony. Invented especially for book lovers Reader is the best way to enjoy the new generation of electronic books (or “eBooks”). Slim and compact it lets you store and take stacks of books with you wherever you go. It’s as simple and absorbing as reading a real paper book. Reader doesn’t have to replace your traditional books – it’s just a new way of enjoying reading. With Reader you can carry far more books with you wherever you go so whatever mood takes you you’ll have a book that fits it. And using Reader couldn’t be simpler: When you buy a Reader install the supplied software on your computer connect Reader to it with the cable provided and voila! Create and manage your eBook library on your PC and transfer your eBooks to Reader exactly like you do with your music on your mp3 player. Need a new book? Choose from around 25 000 titles available from waterstones.com the online store of Britain’s best-loved bookseller. Simply buy the ones you want and import them into your PC’s Reader library. Store up to 160 books at a time on your Reader. If you’re a real bookworm add to your collection and store thousands more using a Sony Memory Stick Duo™ or SD memory card. Bookmark pages or magnify text on a page; Reader will also remember where you last left off – even if you don’t. It’s slim and light so you can take it with you wherever you go and the long battery life means you can enjoy nearly 7000 page turns without recharging – that’s like reading War and Peace five times over. The Reader Digital Book – An Innovative Reading Experience The Reader Digital Book provides a new way to experience reading. It boasts an impressive 6-inch display utilizing breakthrough E Ink technology that’s almost paper-like making it easy to read even in bright sunshine. In addition the screen allows for high contrast and high resolution with a near 180° viewing angle.


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