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Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350SC

alaTest has collected and analyzed 174 reviews of Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350SC. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. Reviews about the battery and design are generally positive. The usability and durability also get good comments. Many are negative about the price and reliability.

portability, durability, usability, design, battery

reliability, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350SC is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350SC

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 user reviews of Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350SC from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.com.

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony Pocket Edition Reader Silver, PRS350SC

May, 2015

Expert review by: Joanna Stern (engadget.com)

Sony Reader Pocket Edition (PRS-350SC) review

 

There's no question about it: Sony had its work cut out when it came time to improve the next generation of its e-readers. Amazon's Kindle isn't only the

Really compact, lightweight design ; Very responsive touchscreen with included stylus ; Speedy page turns

No wireless for downloading books OTA ; Library of books not as vast as Amazon's ; More expensive than competition

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350SC (silver)

 

In 2009, Sony was one of the few digital reader manufacturers to release a model with a 5-inch screen--an inch smaller than the standard 6-incher found on the Nook and Kindle. Now the same model--the Pocket Edition--is back in a sleeker, more compact...

Very compact and lightweight; responsive touch-screen interface with no glare or contrast issues; high-contrast E Ink Pearl display; zippier performance than that of its predecessor; integration with Sony e-book store; good battery life (up to two...

No Wi-Fi or 3G wireless means you'll need to drag and drop purchased books from a PC or Mac; more expensive than Wi-Fi versions of Kindle and Nook; no protective cover included; Sony Reader Store isn't quite as extensive as Amazon's or Barnes & Noble's.

If you can overlook the fact that it's missing wireless connectivity, the Sony PRS-350 is a very nice little e-reader that's anchored by an impressive and easy-to-use touch interface.

Sep, 2010
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Expert review by: Melissa J. Perenson (macworld.com)

Review: Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350SC

 

For a small-screen e-reader, the new Pocket Edition is one of the best models you can buy--but you'll pay extra for Sony's unique touchscreen design.

In use, I found the touch navigation terrific and natural in feel. You simply touch to turn pages, and touch to get one of the 12 pop-up dictionaries, including conversion dictionaries for French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Dutch, plus American and...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Melissa J. Perenson (macworld.com.au)

Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350SC

 

No matter how slick an e-reader's physical design, it's hard to resist the urge to touch the screen, as you would on an iPad. But you can easily use the screen to navigate with the Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350SC.

Lightweight design; sharp, responsive touchscreen display

No Wi-Fi; no 3G

Among the small, 5in-screen e-reader set, Sony has leaped to the head of the pack. If you want your e-reader in a paperback size, the Sony Reader Pocket Edition is the best model you can get.

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Melissa J. Perenson (techworld.com)

Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350SC review

 

No matter how slick an e-reader's physical design, it's hard to resist the urge to touch the screen. Now you can easily use the screen to navigate, with the Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350SC (the SC model is silver, while PC designates the pink...

Among the small 5 inch-screen e-reader set, which includes models from lesser known makers such as Aluratek and Bookeen, Sony has leaped to the head of the pack. If you want your e-reader in a paperback size, the Sony Reader Pocket Edition is the best...

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: astridw7 (cnet.com)

"a focused e-reader without distractions"

 

-lightweight & portable

-sometimes fonts feel smalls ,so it's maybe not for you if you're farsighted

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: dazlin42 (cnet.com)

"I like it, but it's too flimsy"

 

I researched all of the ebook readers in Dec 2010 to find the one with best ebook format compatability. The PRS-350SC was the winner. I found the UI to be primitive, but functional. It handled almost all of the ebook formats I tried on it. For six...

Maximum ebook format compatability, fits in a pocket, easy to read screen, pretty good PDF performance, good battery life, easy to hold in one hand while reading

flimsy case, touch screen sensitivity varies, horrible support software on the PC, hard to manage libraries, impossible to save any notes created on reader, touch screen can be damaged by xray equipment (mine was destroyed!), stylus broke within 1st month

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: jaktaylorduke (cnet.com)

"Very good reader"

 

If a compact and stylish reader is what you are looking for, than look no further. While it's missing wi-fi and cost a bit more than the competition, I am very please with this reader!

Stylish, very light weight and compact.

Costs just a bit more than it's competition. Wall charger and cover is not in included. No Wi-Fi.

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: rrenard (cnet.com)

"Small, light and fast"

 

A real pocket reader which you can actually carry in your pocket.

A generic USB charger won't charge the device, only a computer or Sony's battery charger will work.

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: slb1633 (cnet.com)

"I love my e-reader!!"

 

Very easy to use. Good Battery. Can get books from my local library.

none that I can think of.

May, 2011
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