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Sony PRS-300 / 5 inch / Pocket eReader / Silver

Released on 15 September 2009

Manufacturer: Sony

4.0 out of 5 (2 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Ever wished you could carry enough books with you to suit your every mood? The new Sony Reader Pocket Edition lets you take your entire library with you wherever you go. It's smaller than a standard paperback and can magnify text to make reading more of a pleasure. So whether you fancy catching up with a classic or devouring a new blockbuster, now you can always enjoy the perfect read anywhere.

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Easy to read display
The new Reader Pocket Edition uses innovative eInk Vizplex technology to create the look of traditional print on its ample 5" screen. You'll feel like you're reading from paper. No backlight means no strain on your eyes and the magnifying function lets you zoom in on the text for easier reading.



Thin enough to take everywhere
Smaller than a standard paperback and just 10mm thin, you can pop the Reader Pocket Edition in your pocket or bag and enjoy the perfect read, wherever you are. Imagine taking hundreds of books on holiday or having just the right book to read on the train - and with none of the bulk.



Incredibly long battery life
Perfect for long journeys, the Reader has a very long battery life that lets you read around 30 books from a single charge. That's over 6,800 page turns. So wherever you want to escape to, your Reader will be the perfect companion.



Store hundreds of titles
Using the Reader's in-built memory, you can store around 350 books. That's a lot of reading. With a huge choice of content available online, you can dip into a different book anytime you like. If immersing yourself in a book isn't enough, you can also store Word documents, PDFs or Rich Text Files.

  • Key Features:
  • Slim, light (only 220g) aluminium design
  • Take around 350 eBooks everywhere you go
  • 5" E Ink Vizplex paper-like screen for real reading even in sunlight
  • Choice of stylish colours & accessories
  • Battery life for nearly 6,800 page turns
  • Specifications:
  • Display Screen
  • Technology: E Ink Vizplex
  • Screen size (inch): 5
  • Resolution: 800x600 (h/w)
  • Grey scale: 8-level grey scale
  • Storage Capacity:
  • Built in flash memory (MB): 512 (Approx. 350 eBooks)
  • Power:
  • Battery Type: Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery: DC 3.7 V
  • Battery Life (reading EPUB eBooks): Approx. 6800 page turns
  • Recharging Time: Four hours with USB, two hours with optional AC charger
  • Compatible Formats:
  • Unsecured / free eBooks & text files: EPUB eBook, Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word, TXT, RTF, BBeB
  • DRM (Secure / purchased) eBooks and text files: EPUB eBooks (Adept) BBeB eBooks (Marlin)
  • Supplied accessories:
  • Soft cover: Pouch
  • USB Cable: Yes
  • Quick Start guide: Yes
  • eBook Library software: Yes
  • Recommended Minimum System Requirements:
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista (32-bit or 64-bit) or Microsoft Windows XP (32-bit only), MAC OS X 10.4.9 or later
  • Processor: 800 MHz Intel Celeron class processor or better
  • RAM: 128 MB minimum, or 512 MB minimum for Windows Vista
  • Hard Drive: 20 MB Minimum available Hard Drive space
  • Optical Drive: Capable of reading CD-ROM
  • USB Port: USB 2.0 high speed
  • Internet Connection: Broadband
  • General data:
  • Width (mm): 107
  • Height (mm): 157.5
  • Depth (mm): 10.2
  • Weight (g): 220
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customer Reviews

 Average rating (2 reviews)

 Excellent product with superb design

| | See all Taylor1983's reviews (1)

I commute to work and enjoy reading, but I used to limit my choice of books to small paperbacks that could fit in my pocket. With the E-Reader I can now take War and Peace with me without creating an unsightly bulge in garments!
The screeen has superb clarity, and I personally find the design and finish of the product excellent. The only thing preventing me giving the full five stars is that the refresh rate on the screen is a little slow. Please don't let this put you off though as it is more than adequate when reading, the only time you notice the latency is when navigating through the hundreds of book titles you have stored on the device.
One feature I really like is that you can be part way through multiple titles and whenever you go back to that book you have the option to continue reading from where you left off. Never again will I have the disappointment of seeing my bookmark depart from my book!

 Brilliant!

| | See all Grumpy89's reviews (4)

I love this product! Its so light and easy to use, although as the previous reveiwer has said, it does lag a bit on the menu when searching through the books in your library but it soon catches you up :) You do definatly need the case with the external light on for reading in bed for example, but all e-book readers need this accessory from what ive heard from other users.

With an average of 350 books, (and PDF files are supported as well) you have more than enough memory to fit all your faves on :)

For just a simple, basic product that does the job this is perfect, and slips into your bag due to it being a 'pocket' version without taking up all the room!

Overall, a fab piece of kit, worth every penny :)

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