Sony Reader PRS-300 Pocket Edition
More compact than competing e-readers; metal body feels more durable than plasticky competition; generous button layout makes navigation simple
Sharp, clear screen, No glare, Compact form, Low price
Looks and feels lovely. Crisp e-Ink screen. Compact
Affordable. Compact. Solidly built. Compatible with the ePub format, which Amazon's Kindle doesn't support.
Inexpensive and great for travel, Controls are simple and intuitive.
With its sharp 5-inch screen, the Sony Reader Pocket Edition is much more compact than the Kindle 2 and fits comfortably in one hand when reading; font size is adjustable; decent battery life; Sonys eBook Library software is now both Windows- and Mac-...
Other e-book readers at this price have bigger screens, more features; no Wi-Fi or wireless capabilities; storage not upgradable
No dictionary, Some people may feel that no expansion cards and no mp3 player is a problem
No expandable storage
No wireless book downloads. No AC adapter. Sony Book Store doesn't include newspapers, magazines or blogs.
No included dictionary, No support for image or HTML files
No expandable memory; battery is sealed into unit; screen may be too small for some people; limited zoom function with PDF files; cannot display JPEGs or play back MP3 files; not as zippy as the step-up PRS-600; USB charging only works from PCs.
By Computer Shopper on July 01, 2010
Sony’s budget-price Pocket Edition is a compact, solid, easy-to-use e-reader. But even after a price drop to $149, it's a little overpriced for the feature set....74
By Tracy and Matt's Blog on May 02, 2010
The Sony Reader PRS-300 Pocket Edition (what a mouthful!) is a very basic and compact E Reader tailored for people on a budget due to its lack of extra features that most of its competition include. The simplicity of it means that it does what it does...-
By PC Advisor on April 22, 2010
dfhsWith direct hook-up to a lending library and links to extra reading materials, Sony has addressed criticisms of its limited e-book options. The Sony Reader PRS 300 Pocket Edition's build is solid, the battery life is long and the design is up to...90
By IT PRO on March 31, 2010
There’s no chance to annotate documents or expand its capacity, but if you’re after a highly portable device that can be loaded up with reference material, the PRS-300 is for you. If web browsing is more important, hang on for the next-gen Kindle or a...-
By V3.co.uk on March 23, 2010
An impressive little reader that does its job well Good points Good size; easy to read text on screen Bad points Screen might be too small for some; cannot annotate books; suffers from ‘blinking’ when pages are turned...80
By The Gadgeteer on March 09, 2010
I posted a review of the new Sony Touch Edition reader (PRS-600). That reader has a touch screen, dictionary, note-taking abilities, and it retails for $299.99. It’s a fabulous reader, but it does have a problem with screen glare. It’s...-
By GadgetSpeak on January 29, 2010
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...80
By Stuff.tv on January 22, 2010
Compact and stylish, but otherwise pretty much like every other e-reader out there...80
By GadgetRepublic on January 19, 2010
The Sony Reader: Pocket Edition is lightweight, easy to set up and aside from puchasing books, free online reading material is plentiful.I maintain that there is nothing like the beautiful array of smells that one experiences with new books, old...-
By Bit-tech.net on January 10, 2010
Both the Pocket and the Cool-er primarily use the ePub format, so your eLibrary will probably be transferable to future eBook...60