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Sony Reader Pocket Edition

Sony Reader Pocket Edition
alaScore 85

58 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the value for money and size are generally positive. The screen and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the performance.

usability, portability, screen, size, value for money

performance

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.

Review analysis

(Based on 58 reviews)

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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...

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Sony Reader Pocket Edition

 

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Sony Reader Pocket Edition

 

Maxell’s Encore EN-5 offer a rich, full sound for an affordable price, beating out nearly all of the headphones in the test. However, our testers didn’t think they were very comfortable, nor did this pair do a good job staying put during use....

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It's exactly what I wanted.

 

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

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great product

 

Love the size. Only wish the words could be bigger. Very easy to use. I didnt even know the download worked till I turned it on and the book was there. Fun!

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The Sony Pocket Reader is great!

 

I purchased this Sony Pocket Reader several weeks ago, and so far, I love it!  it doesn't have all of the bells & whistles some of the other ereaders have on them, but it definitely gets the job done well.  I love the size...it fits nicely in my purse...

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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

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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

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Sony Reader Pocket Edition

 

Just how good are the latest e-reading devices?

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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...

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