Rated 4 out of 5 by Bubka A good purchase
The biggest problem I faced with my new PRS-T2 is in its connectivity to any secured WiFi network (like the 802.1 EAP security used by University). I wish sony at least provide a firmware update to resolve this problem. However, what I like most is the pdf reading and its capability to re-flow text based pdf. Though it still needs to improve a lot for displaying mathematical equations and tables. Also, I would have rather preferred to have a discount on the product rather than getting a free Harry Potter book, which I already have in hard. Touch sensitivity is really good.
Overall, I am satisfied with the product and can recommend a friend, only if he/she is not planning to use a secured WiFi into it and budget is not a big constrain.
September 27, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Caracolado loved it
I bought a sony prs-t2 in october and I really loved it. The features of making notes on your book are amazing, and the touch screen gives the feeling of reading a paper book.
The one thing that I miss is not being able to lend the drm/epub books I've bought. My mother also has the same sony reader and it is annoying to by the same book twice knowing that a friend/relative has it.
Sony, please check out a functionality of lending/borrowing books for a period of time, just like Nook and kindle.
December 29, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Shotsy Disappointed
I have a PRS-350 that I really like. I invested in this unit for the ability to highlight sections to Evernote. Most of the time, could not upload to Evernote. At times could not upload everything I highlighted and only parts. and...if you transfer books from your other sony reader, you have to remove the highlights and then rehighlight to try to send to evernote. The unit was connected to the internet, but Evernote periodically would say I was not.
Spent alot of time with tech support which was great but could not help.
Wait unit the bugs are worked out if you wish to use the Evernote feature, don't know if the Facebook features works or not.
August 22, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Watsthis Worse than the PRS-505!
I had such a good experience with the PRS-505, both the Reader itself and the Reader PC software that I decided to go for the "upgraded" version, PRST2 even though my PRS-505 is working fine.
The PRST2 is a regression! It can't play music unlike the PRS-505 and the PC software can't run on my netbook whereas the earlier version that supports the PRS-505 can run on the netbook!
The AC adaptor and USB cable for the PRS-505 can't be used for the PRST2 either!
I can't believe this!
October 22, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by MickeyD Upgrade To New Reader From TRS-300
From what I can see the new E Reader PRST2-HBS is no difference from the PRS-650. I have used the TRS-300 Reader for three years now, very well satisfied wit the reader itself. I am looking to make a change, tired of buying covers with the light so I can read in bed or on airplanes.. The cover with light for the PRS-300 is garbage. I'm on my fourth cover. Looking for GOOD reasons to switch to a New Sony E reader PRST2-HBC. It has no back lit screen, still using cover with attached light.
Any input will be greatly appreciated.
January 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by qigong Sony PRST2HBC
Nice design apart from the lack of "pen" holder; light body and well placed control buttons. Not much upgrade from the previous version, but if you read a lot of PDF books this ebook reader is one of the best on the market.
September 17, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by DAT1 Disappointed
I recently purchased a Sony PrS-T2. I was very disappointed b/c the Lithium battery only lasted about two weeks. (This happened also to a T1 I purchased used, but I chalked that up to it not having been taken care of properly by the previous owner.) I called tech support, who guided me through some steps and promised to call me back to see if they worked, but he never called back. I have owned many other Sony Readers before the T1 and T2, so I don't not believe it had anything to do with not following directions. The only possible thing I can think of is that I live in TX where it is hot in the Summer. I later read in the user guide that you are not supposed to let it get hotter than 95 degrees, which is impossible in TX. I"ll be returning it in a few days.
September 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by spawn57 Great ereader
I upgraded from the asus DR-900. This tiny reader is brighter, faster, way more useful. The case with light was expensive, but it fits perfectly and feels great. The stylus was a nice touch too. It's the perfect l'il reader and I'm reading twice as much because of it.
Although the Kindle paperwhite is rated better, even the 2013 version. When I compared it with my friend's paperwhite, I don't really notice a difference between two.
I love the evernote integration. Although it's not as flexible as I wanted, it still works great.
October 7, 2013