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Sony Reader

alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 reviews of Sony Reader. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. Views about the durability and performance are overall positive. The screen and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the reliability and price. Comments about the size and design are mixed.

usability, portability, screen, performance, durability

price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Sony Reader is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 user reviews of Sony Reader from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders on People really like the screen and battery. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the reliability and design. Reviews about the size and durability are mixed.

usability, portability, performance, battery, screen

price, design, reliability

66% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony E Reader

May, 2016

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Sony Reader from The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other eReaders on People are impressed by the portability.


43% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Reader Digital Book with touch screen Sleeve bag Cover carrying Leather Case --- Black + Sony reader Screen Protector + Vangoddy tm, Live*Laugh*Sony Reader Digital Book with touch screen Reversible Sleeve Glove bag Cover carrying Case --- (Orange - Green) + Vangoddy tm, Live*Laugh*Love wrist Sony Reader Digital Book with touch screen Glove Sleeve bag Cover carrying Case with Accessories Pocket --- BLACK + White Double Bright Sony reader 2

May, 2016

Expert review by: Yardena Arar (

Sony Reader: An E-Book Worth Reading


High-resolution, no-glare E Ink is easy on eyes, but only the Sony Connect e-store sells books for the Reader.

Oct, 2006

Expert review by: angela schofield (

Sony e-reader


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screen not robust - issues after only 3 months usage and sony will not cover under warranty

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Nate Anderson (

Down with paper: A review of the Sony Reader


Sony takes a second shot at reviving e-books with a redesigned "Portable Reader System." How does a $300 gadget stack up against a dead tree? Ars takes a look.

Screen flashes when changing the display, Delay in moving between pages, Music player lacks useful options, Dropping $10 on an e-book 

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: Peter Pachal (

Review: Sony Reader takes eBooks to the next level


Seven years ago I walked into the local computer store and on a whim bought the Franklin Rocket eReader to keep me company. Over the next three years I used that e-reader almost every day until the thing crapped...

Great form factor, lightweight, and runs circles around other e-readers on the market. Users can convert most traditional text formats for use on the device.

No color display - making graphic novels, many e-magazines, and pictures worthless to users. DRM-laden books from online store may stifle adoption.

B Certainly the best e-reader out there, but the minor flaws bring the true usefulness and cool factor down several notches.

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Troy Dreier (

Review: Sony Reader - Advances Age of the Electronic Page

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: Barry Gerber (

Sony's eBook Reader Wins Editor's Choice


Not too many reviewers have seen Sony's PRS-500 eBook Reader. Among those who have the consensus isn't all that positive. Our Barry Gerber disagrees with the naysayers.

Though it has a few limitations such as its proprietary electronic book format, content limited mostly to popular books and inability to display Adobe Acrobat files in an easily readable format, Sony's PRS-500 eBook Reader is an impressive mix of...

Jan, 2007

Expert review by: Lisa Gade (

Sony Reader - eBook Reader and Gadget Reviews by Mobile Tech Review


Great screen that's brighter than the first generation and even easier on the eyes. Excellent battery life. Good audio quality for music playback, though the music player could use more features.

No support for note taking. Sony desktop software is Windows-only.

It's easy on the eyes both in terms of the device's looks and the excellent screen that's perfect for reading. At $299, it's actually one of the more reasonable eBook readers on the market, something we don't often get to say about a Sony product....

Oct, 2005

Expert review by: Yardena Arar, (

First look: Sony Reader Digital Book


Sony is launching its Reader Digital Book in the UK today. Here's our first look at the US version of the device, which will feature the same design and spec as the UK model.

Will the Sony Reader Digital Book make a useful purchase? Only if you want to trim your luggage, stop collecting dead trees, or use the large-font feature for easier reading.

Consumer review by: james (

Sony E-reader


The Sony E-reader appears to be an amazing product. This is a very friendly and easy to use. The design is very well organized with the keys and screen. The thing I like about this is that it has a very large variety of books to chose from at

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Amaya (

Sony Digital Reader


I've been using this as part of my daily routine as a student. So far, I'm happy with it because I can use this for my studies. A lot of ebooks in the internet had became important sources of our daily classroom lectures. Being in college means that

May, 2009