Pink Ribbon Bundle
I love the color!
Well, I am still on the wire about this reader. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the pink color, and the size! These are the reasons I decided to go ahead and buy this one over the others on the market. it is light weight, and simple to use. It is an excellent reader and easy to download books to it, even tho you have to connect it to the computer. but this is where I am not sure the value is truely there. the price is right in line with the nook which granted is larger (Not a plus in my opinion) but it has a 3G network that will allow you to browse and download books anywhere WITHOUT your computer. Also this reader does not have an MP3 option that the nook does have. Now I didnt think too much of this option (because I am an avid book on CD listener in the car) but when I went to my library and started browsing titles I had NO IDEA that there are so many Audio books to download in MP3 form!!!! I would LOVE to be able to borrow audio books and download them to my ereader to listen to thru headphones. but still if you are not intrested in audio files, and being tied to your computer & it's internet access is not a problem, this sweet tiny pink reader is stylish and performes beautifully for the functions that it does have.
As for the complaints about the cover. well, its a beautiful color. but I agree it isnt made too well. It is already starting the "thread" at all the seams, and the printed pink ribbon on the front is rubbing off and smearing. it is not going to last for a long time. its a cheap cover that does not have a built in light so you must use your own booklight for bed reading (see the indents on the cover above the ribbon? that is from using my book light the first time a few days ago.) So in short the cover is not up to par.
I have now had the reader for about 10 days. I have to decide once and for all will I keep it or change. Im still on the fence but can say if it had the 3g and MP3 it would definately be a keeper!
November 2, 2010
Huge Improvement, but case is an embarrassment
The PRS-350 is almost everything I could ask for. I've previously owned the 300 (loved the screen, hated the lack of features) and the 900 (loved the features, hated the screen).
The 350's screen incorporates a touch screen AND improves upon the 300's screen clarity. I'm impressed with the speed of page turns and the on-board organization (no need to attach to the computer to create and edit collections). I also appreciate the use of an industry-standard MicroUSB port. My cell phone charger and my other e-book chargers all work with the Sony Pocket Reader, so I don't have to keep track of yet another cable and adapter.
At this price point, many buyers will feel that wifi should be included. The Nook and Kindle wifi versions are priced $20 and $30 less than the Sony Pocket, and though the touchscreen is a wonderful advancement, it seems an unequal trade-off. It's a trade I was willing to make, because compact size was a high priority for me.
Overall, I'm quite pleased with the reader. My only complaint is that the limited edition breast cancer awareness cover is utter garbage. It's cheap and ugly and falling apart at the seams after one day's use. Unlike the standard cover, it has no magnet to keep it closed, and the pivot point is in the spine (instead of the back cover), so folding it back for one-handed reading is awkward. I'm sorely disappointed. I had looked forward to using the pink ribbon case, but I'd be embarrassed to be seen with it in public.
October 21, 2010