Sony Reader PRS-350 Pocket Edition
High-contrast e-Ink display, Slim and light weight, Speedier interface, Fast page turns, Fits in a pocket
Small, light; non-glare, E Ink touch screen; wide file-format support; superior build quality
Well designed, lightweight and compact chassis, easy to use, good format support.
Thin, lightweight portable design, Responsive touch screen, Long battery life
Really compact, lightweight design, Very responsive touchscreen with included stylus, Speedy page turns
Lightweight design, Sharp, responsive touchscreen display.
Compact design is both eyecatching and travelfriendly. Touchscreen makes highlighting passages and notation a breeze. Sixteen contrast levels makes outdoor reading a cinch. Screen stays smudgefree even after numerous swipes. Battery only needs a quick biw
Light, very compact, Responsive touch screen, Sharp screen contrast is ideal for reading in bright light, Simple navigation of menus and store.
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 week...
Great touch experience with sharp display, extremely compact and light.
No tap to turn pages, Not as ergonomically comfortable as competition, Needs wired connection to computer to add books, Touch is too imprecise for fast handwriting, No memory card slot
Costs too much; screen size tight for viewing periodicals, PDFs; can’t change font face; battery not user-removable; AC adapter costs extra
No memory expansion options.
No WiFi or 3G data access, Pricey
No wireless for downloading books OTA, Library of books not as vast as Amazon's, More expensive than competition
No WiFi, No 3G
Missing WiFi and 3G makes it $50 too expensive. Sony’s online store leaves a lot to be desired. Comes in robotic silver or cartoonish pink. No headphone jack means no audio books. Cheapfeeling buttons and stylus are unforgivable.
Expensive, No Wi-Fi or 3G.
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
No wireless, must transfer books to reader via USB. More expensive than Kindle and Nook.
By About.com on March 04, 2011
While Kindle and NOOK seem to get the lion's share of media attention, Sony was a pioneer in the field and has been selling e-readers in the US since 2006. The company has had multiple iterations in which to perfect the e-reading experience and the...70
By GadgetSpeak on February 07, 2011
Unlike the earlier version of this – that I was ashamed to be seen with in public – I have been happy to be seen reading this in public. In case you are wondering why the first one needed to be used in private it was...76
By GadgetSpeak on January 15, 2011
Whenever I travel on the London Underground, I regular see fellow passengers reading books and newspapers or listening to various music player devices. There is even an occasional iPad being used. However it is extremely rare to see anybody using one...72
By LaptopMag on December 17, 2010
This pocketable eReader now sports a touchscreen and improved performance, but will the price drive customers...70
By itreviews.com on December 16, 2010
As we noted at the outset, Amazon's Kindle is really the one to beat when it comes to e-book readers. And the Sony Reader Pocket PRS-350 may not quite have the Kindle's clout, but it does offer some notable advantages of its own, including...-
By CNET Australia on December 14, 2010
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...89
By DigitalVersus on December 01, 2010
The pocket verson of the Reader is certainly practical but less adapted to prolonged reading than the PRS-650. Like the 650, the Pocket has no wireless connectivity for downloads while you're on the road....80
By Computer Shopper on December 01, 2010
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....75
By The Inquirer on November 05, 2010
As is so often the case, smaller doesn't necessarily mean cheaper, and at £159 this pint-sized e-reader costs more than the most expensive Kindle. While the PRS-350 has something of an unattractive name, its physical appearance is anything but....70
By Expert Reviews on October 27, 2010
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....80