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Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350

alaTest has collected and analyzed 234 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the design and size are overall positive. The screen and usability are also appreciated, but many are critical about the value for money.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350 E-Reader Review - PCWorld


Large-format e-reader now comes with improved contrast and Wi-Fi.

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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.

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Sony Reader Pocket Edition (PRS-350)


Sony's been something of a bit player in the ebook reader market so far, but the company is making a big push this holiday season, with new, upgraded versions of all three of its models. Sony's newest Reader Pocket Edition (PRS-350), the smallest of...

Light, very compact. Responsive touch screen. Sharp screen contrast is ideal for reading in bright light. Simple navigation of menus and store

Expensive. No Wi-Fi or 3G


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Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350


Those who value a rugged, small-as-possible e-reader with a lean feature set (and won't miss wireless connectivity) might consider this pricey model a viable alternative to a Kindle or Nook.

Small, light; non-glare, E Ink touch screen; wide file-format support; superior build quality

Costs too much; screen size tight for viewing periodicals, PDFs; can't change font face; battery not user-removable; AC adapter costs extra

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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...

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Sony PRS-350


The new Sony PRS 350 Reader looks pretty in pink or silver, but you will be impressed more by its clearer screen and noticeably improved readability. Contrast is more than 50 times better than the PRS 300, as the second generation Pocket Edition Reader...

Like the Kindle 3, the Sony PRS 350 eReader has now 2 built-in English dictionaries. Non-English readers will also find the addition of 10 translation dictionaries a plus. People with low vision will also be happy to know that they can now adjust font...

The new Pocket Edition Reader still doesn’t have any wireless connectivity, a big drawback because it doesn’t give you the convenience of book shopping directly from the device whenever and wherever you like it. Like the Kindle 3, it doesn’t have a...

The new Sony PRS 350 comes with a price tag of $179.99 – just $10 cheaper than the 3G + WiFi-enabled Kindle 3G. It may not have the convenience brought by built-in wireless connectivity, but for those looking for a more organic way to interact with...

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"a focused e-reader without distractions"


-lightweight & portable

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

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"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

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"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.

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"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.