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Sony PRS-505

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  • Sony PRS-505 Reader e-book

    Grumbling Luddites aside, most people shown a Reader will want one, and quite understandably because it's rather good.

    12 years ago
  • Sony Reader Digital Book PRS-505

    Plus

    • Electronic book that can hold thousands of titles; excellent high-contrast screen rivals that of printed page and is easy to read in bright environments; some design and performance improvements versus first-gen model; 128MB internal memory, with more available via SD and Memory Stick Pro expansion slots; font size adjusts at the touch of a button; good battery life; also displays PDF and Word files, and plays MP3 files.

    Minus

    • Downloadable titles are expensive and only available through Sony's online store; AC adapter is an optional accessory (you charge the PRS-505 by connecting the included USB cable to your computer); desktop software isn't available for Mac owners; PDF files are hard to read because they're reduced to fit the screen and you can't magnify (zoom) them; though diminished, some lag issues remain when flipping pages; no support for Audible audio books.

    Conclusion
    While the PRS-505 Reader Digital Book is not without flaws, Sony's improvements make this model easier to recommend.

    13 years ago