Monday, December 13, 2010

Sony PRS-300 Pocket Reader Review

My new toy! I searched and searched and researched different e-readers and I finally decided that the Sony e-reader would be the perfect fit for me. Even though I knew there are ways around it, I didn't want to me limited to the places that I had to buy my e-books. I wanted to get any format just about and this seemed like the perfect match for me. So then I had to decide on what Sony and what I needed it to do. Well, I needed it to let me read books and that's all. I don't do audio books, which this specific reader does not do. I didn't need games on it (i always have my cellphone with me), I didn't need wifi on it (once again, I always have my cellphone with me). The only thing wifi would have been nice for was the instant buy a book and it would be on my e-reader. I did find a nice program that I like a lot called calibre and it works with most any e-readers (yes even kindle!) to help get books on here. Its actually easier to use then the sony software. So it helps with books I am asked to review.

So, after making the decision on which e-reader I wanted, it looked like I wanted an older model sony, not one of these newer touch screen ones. Plus, the newer touch screen ones didn't have as nice reviews and the glare was said to be bad on those. I found this model on e-bay and ended up winning the bid and paying $82, which I felt good about if you had read this blog post HERE. So I have now read a few books on it. The pages turn smoothly. The battery life is great, still full with a lot of use. My son has even read a book on it. It has the e-ink which is nice on the eyes. Over all, i love this e-reader and its really easy to read on. Its basic so it isn't full of other stuff that I just don't need. So, I think if anyone is looking for an e-reader to just read on and is small enough to take with you, this is a great option.

  • Screen Size: Vizplex 5 inches
  • Resolution: 800 x 600 pixels
  • Gray Scale: 8-levels gray scale
  • Battery Type: Rechargeable Lithium-Ion (battery: DC 3.7 V)
  • AC Power: DC 5.2 V
  • Battery Life (Approx): 7,500 (BBeB Book)
  • USB 2.0 data/power
  • 512MB of onboard memory
  • Supplied Accessories: USB Cable, Sleeve, Quick Start Flyers
  • Unit Dimensions: 6.2″ L x. 4.2″ W x 2″ D, Weight: 7.76 oz.
  • Media Formats Supported: Unsecured Text: EPUB File (Non DRM/ Adobe DRM protected), BBeB Book (Non DRM/ PRS DRM protected), PDF file (Non DRM/ Adobe DRM protected) DRM Text: Text file, RTF file, Word file (unsecured)


Hott Books - Gina said...

It's beautiful! Congrats!! Now keep an eye on's free ebooks page!!

Man of la Books said...

Beautiful, congratulations I know you'll enjoy it tremendously. I have a nook and love it.