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Sony Reader Pocket Edition

alaTest has collected and analyzed 112 reviews of Sony Reader Pocket Edition. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and screen. The size and portability also get good views, whereas there are some critical reviews about the reliability and performance.

usability, portability, size, screen, price

performance, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Sony Reader Pocket Edition is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 user reviews of Sony Reader Pocket Edition from 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 People are impressed by the screen and price. The size and portability are also appreciated, whereas the reliability and performance get critical opinions.

usability, portability, size, price, screen

performance, reliability

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

This summary is based on the product: Reader Pocket Edition (TM) von Sony Silber: Tragbares Lesegerät für elektronische Bücher (E-Books)

May, 2016

Expert review by: K.T. Bradford (

Sony Reader Pocket Edition


This pocketable eReader now sports a touchscreen and improved performance, but will the price drive customers away?

Currently, the Sony Reader Pocket Edition costs $179, which falls right in between the Kindle and the Nook with Wi-Fi-only connectivity ($139 and $149, respectively) and the 3G versions of both devices ($189 and $199). We don't think that a touchscreen...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Mark Brezinski (

Sony Reader Pocket Edition


A scientific, in-depth analysis with side-by-side comparisons

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: (

Sony Reader Pocket Edition


The Sony Reader Pocket Edition is a great E-Ink reader at a good price, despite its lack of touch capabilities. By supporting both industry standard formats, ePub, and PDF, you can access bestsellers at the online Reader Store, check out books from...

Expert review by: Dave Stevenson (

Sony Reader Pocket Edition review


The eBook reader Sony hopes will take the concept into the big time

Looks great ; Good screen ; Plenty of commercial support

Page turn times ; Unit price ; Accompanying software

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Barry de la Rosa (

Sony Reader Pocket Edition review


With little improvement over the original model and lots of missing features, the Pocket Edition isn't Sony's best Reader.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Michelle Starr (

Sony Reader Pocket Edition


Like its bigger sis, the Sony Reader Touch Edition, the Sony Reader Pocket Edition is an excellent performer with a fantastic grasp on user-friendliness. Coupled with its more compact size and lower price point, it's a great option for readers looking...

Extensive file support ; Infrared touchscreen ; Built-in dictionary in multiple languages ; Intuitive note-taking ; Handsome form factor and strong build ; Fast processor ; Attractive cases available with a range of options ; Open format ; Compact size...

No audio support ; No memory slots ; Smaller screen means more page turns ; No Wi-Fi or 3G ; Touchscreen can be a little too sensitive

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: paul_smart (

Sony Reader Pocket Edition


Recently I told you about the Cool-Er the first such device I had reviewed; here is an even smaller unit from Sony. Sony has the advantage of having produced such devices for a while so this is actually something like generation three.

This unit does not support external cards (unlike the Cool-Er) but is stated to have memory for around 350 books and should have power in the solid battery to support around 6800 page turns (slightly less than the Cool-Er claims

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Jonathan Margolis (

Sony Reader Pocket Edition


Just how good are the latest e-reading devices?

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Yardena Arar (

Sony Reader Pocket Edition ebook reader review


The Sony Reader Pocket Edition (PRS-300) is about as inexpensive as e-book readers corrently get:£170 for a slim gadget with a 5-inch, 8-grayscale E Ink screen. It lacks extras that some competitors (most notably the similarly priced Astak EZReader...

Overall, I found the Sony Reader Pocket Edition to be an appealing choice, not just for buyers on a budget (after all, the Amazon Kindle is no longer a lot more expensive), but for anyone who wants a small, no-frills e-book reader to carry in a purse...

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: saved2trek (

It's exactly what I wanted.


I chose the Sony pocket eReader because:  I just wanted something to read books on.

Sep, 2010