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Sony E-Reader PRS-505/SC Digital Reader Book Silver

Manufacturer: Sony

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  I couldn't live without mine. So there!

| | See all oedipus's reviews (7)

It's the best gizmo i've ever bought. For anyone who's interested - i wanted to read dombey & son again (i like to read laying down in bed, as opposed to sitting up), but it's so heavy i kept dropping it. My reader is a bit heavier than i thought it'd be, but certainly easier to hold in one hand than a convention book - i don't even miss the tactile qualities of a book, as i had previously considered a possibility. As for 'the ebooks cost the same as ordinary books'. Well, ebooks will last a lot longer than the latter, and for that reason are much better value for money.

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  Well worth the money

| | See all micheleb's reviews (1)

I completely disagree with the reviewer giving a poor review. There are thousands of books to download if you bother to search the Internet. I bought an adaptor and it works brilliantly. The battery only needs charging about once a fortnight and this is after daily use. Fantastic for using on the daily train journey, no more heavy books to carry. Well worth the money and definitely a best buy. Buy the lighted cover and it is easy to read in bed comfortably.

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  Exactly what I wanted

| | See all spursboy61's reviews (1)

I bought 2 of these, (one each for me and my wife). Wherever we go, we take a bag of books, so I decided to get these so we can take all our books with us. So far I've downloaded 28 books and have only used a small amount of the available memory. It fits easily in my pocket, so I can take it wherever I go and can carry on reading, even if I'm only waiting for a short time.
I haven't noticed any problems with the battery, (I've read 4 and a half books up until now). I find that U.S. stores seem to carry a greater selection of downloadable books, but I'm sure that this will change as readers get more popular.
All in all, I'm glad I've bought them and would recommend the PRS-505 to anyone.

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  Fantastic piece of kit

| | See all GoJoDo's reviews (11)

This thing is amazing - the screen is nice and clear and easy to read.
The menu is very easy to use and plenty of setup options to adjust text size and orientation.
Tip - if you want to save money on a power supply get a Sony PSP one as its the same but a lot cheaper.

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  Great Item

| | See all CommandDoh's reviews (3)

This thing is a lot better than I expected. I was dubious as to the 'ink print' on 'screen paper' of the display and the sizing options of the font, but I need not have been.

The screen is perfect to view and read, the font size adjustable to small/medium/large, and the menu system is easy to grasp. Its also very simple to download ebooks and add them in seconds to the reader with the added software.

I'm impressed.

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  first Impressions

| | See all Spookster's reviews (1)

I been waiting to get my hands on one of these since Sony anounced them and i have to say it was wrth the wait ,it does everything I want its a nice piece of kit and a good price .
If you want to have a pocket size library to go then this will suit you
and accepts a nice range of formats.

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  Classiest eReader on the market.

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Huge improvement over the PRS-500. The build quality is infinitely superior to any other eReader I have seen. When you hold it, you just feel the quality oozing out of it. Most obvious is the inclusion of a hard, leather-like cover to protect it. The layout of the buttons is also the best I have seen. It also supports more formats than any other eReader I have seen. I love everything about this device. The new firmware improves one of the only problems it had (displaying PDFs formatted for A4) by including 'reflow' so that PDF's can be resized better to fit the screen. The Calibre software (formerly called libprs500) is probably better than the sony software if you don't want to use the books from Sony's own store. Calibre is an open source program so it's easy to get hold of and doesn't cost anything. If you're in the market for an eReader, this truly is the best one currently available.

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  Excellent

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I imported one of these some months ago and it's a fine piece of kit. The hardware is much improved over the PRS-500, and display of acrobat files is better. There's some free conversion software out there called libprs500 that's better than the sony-supplied software.
A couple of hours of charge on the USB lead gives enough charge for about three average-sized books worth of reading. The display is readable under bedside lamp and bright sunshine. The firmware is easy to navigate and remembers your current page. You can group books into collections if you have several from a series, and many ebooks include cover scans that display great in grey-shade on the device.
I've so far copied around 80 books onto my ebook and not even needed a memory card yet.

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  Excellent device

| | See all SimonDick's reviews (1)

I actually have the PRS-500 after importing it myself, and love it, it's much more handy than reading paper books, the big draw is the screen, if you're not used to it it looks like one of those pre-printed demo graphics, text is as clear from any angle as from straight on and it's easily viewable in sunlight, it's definitely a lot easier to read than on LCD displays!

One thing to bear in mind is that pre-formatted A4 PDFs don't display well on it due to the scaling down to fit on the screen, so be wary if you buy it to just use PDFs on!

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