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Sony Touch Ebook Reader Prs650

Reviewing: Sony Touch Ebook Reader Prs650  |  Rating:
Chrissie Goldsmith By Chrissie Goldsmith on
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Computers Sony Ereader Reader Prs650

I decided to get an ereader as I live in a small flat with two young children and I just did not have enough space to store all the books that I wanted to buy. An ereader seemed like the perfect option giving me all the books I could ever want but without taking up much space.

This ereader is easy to use and I am so glad I chose it. It has all the features that I was hoping to get from this type of product.

First of all, it has a good screen size (6 inches), which isn't much smaller than a page in a paperback novel. The screen also uses E Ink Vizplex technology so that it is easy to read without any glare from the screen, and it is possible to read on this screen for a long time without hurting your eyes. Also, there are many different font sizes to choose from so that you can pick the one that is the easiest for you to read.

I love the huge amount of memory that you can have on this ereader. It comes with 512mb built-in, which apparently can hold around 350 ebooks. But you can also use 16gb MS Duo card and a 16gb SD card so that you can store thousands of books. Also, the ereader supports several formats of ebooks - EPUB, PDF, Text, RTF, Word and BBeB

It is easy to add books to the ereader, using the Ebook Library Software that is downloaded the first time you plug the ereader into your computer. I have had no problem downloading the software or adding books to it and I am not very confident using technical items. It is also very easy to download Adobe Digital Editions for free from the Internet onto the ereader (I also managed to do this all by myself!). This is software that you can use to download free protected ebooks onto the ereader (for example, my local library service allows people to borrow ebooks using this software - it means that I only have access to the ebook for a certain amount of time and that it can't be copied). For me, this is a very good thing to have on an ereader, and something that I will be using a lot in the future.

Whilst you are reading a book it is possible to highlight text and make notes using a keyboard that comes up on the touch screen. This is a great feature for me as I regularly review books for a website and this means I can easily make notes about parts that I want to talk about in my review.

It has a long battery life which lasts for several days. It can only be charged up by plugging the USB cable into the computer as it does not come with a mains adaptor (although you can buy one separately if you want to).

The only thing that I found a bit disappointing about this ereader is that it is quite a bit heavier than some of the others on the market. But overall I love my new purchase and I am so glad I bought it!