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Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350

alaTest has collected and analyzed 236 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The screen and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts 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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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 40 user reviews of Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, screen, value for money, portability, battery

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350 - eBook reader - 5" monochrome E Ink ( 800 x 600 ) - silverSony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350 - eBook reader - 5" monochrome E Ink ( 800 x 600 ) - pinkSony PRS-350S Reader Pocket Edition / 5 inch Touch Screen / E-Reader / Silver

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders on Amazon.com.

portability, usability, size, performance, battery

value for money

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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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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Sony Pocket Reader (PRS-350)

 

Sony's entry level reader receives a touchscreen update.

In the Pocket Reader's favour is its industrial design. Measuring 104.3mm x 145mm x 8.5mm and weighing 155g the Pocket Reader definitely lives up to its name and will nestle inside most pockets. Although you'll want to keep the device out of any pocket...

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Sony Reader PRS-350 Pocket Edition review

 

While the paperback-book size of most eBook readers suits most people, they're a little too large if you just want to slip your reading into a coat pocket and carry it everywhere with you. Fortunately, for people that want that kind of flexibility Sony...

The brilliant screen and user interface make this an ideal product to carry everywhere, but the Kindle's cheaper and has a wider range of new books available for it.

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Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350 review

 

Like its larger siblings in Sony's latest line of e-readers, the Sony Reader Pocket Edition employs Sony's unique optical technology to allow fingers to tap away.

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

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Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350 hands-on test

 

The addition of a touchscreen makes the 5-inch Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-350 a very slick little ebook reader.

Lightweight and pocketable ; Responsive new touchscreen ; Built-in dictionaries ; Sleek design

No extra memory

The Pocket's screen is 5 inches from corner to corner, while the Touch boasts 6 inches. Both models have 2GB of memory built in, and the Touch supports memory cards for extra storage. Both can be controlled via the touchscreen with either your finger...

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