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Kindle or Sony PRS350 - what should I get?

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5y, 8m agoPosted 5 years, 8 months ago
Hi all

Looking to get the OH an e reader of some description. Would you guys get a Kindle or a Sony PRS350?

Complete novice at this, but the Sony is only £99.99 today on ebay.

Cheers
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5y, 8m agoPosted 5 years, 8 months ago
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#1
I would say spend the extra 10 quid or so and get the kindle.. they are really great bits of kit.
very easy to use and read.
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I love my Kindle and would highly recommend it. I've got the 3G version which is handy when wifi not available. You can download books any time anywhere. Also if you have extra cash or looking for another present for her I'd recommend the lighted leather cover for the Kindle as well. It makes if feel like a book with a cover. It's expensive but has the built in light which will work anywhere when needed as long as the Kindle is on so no batteries required for it. I find this invaulable when reading in my bed as it doesn't disturb my OH. Can't speak for the Sony but I'm sure someone will be able to advise on what this is like.

There's been a few discussions on here about Kindles (search Kindle in Misc for more) here's some you may find helpful:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/misc/any-kindle-or-ebook-reader-owners-o/814260

http://www.hotukdeals.com/misc/amazon-kindle-help-please/813198

Edited By: kaks26 on Mar 09, 2011 12:13
#3
I have the PRS600 and its great, it plays audio Book etc, And it support many other format which are restricted on the Kindle...The Only thing that I can rate the kindle over My sony is, the contrast is darker and the black text can be seen more clearly on the Kindly but am not sure this apply only to my Model or all Sonys
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Foxy102
I heard the types of files were limited to download on the Kindle which is why I was looking the the Sony.


Use calibre to manage your 'library' and it will auto convert them when you send them to the device
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Check out your local libraries. My local library has 1515 ebook fiction ebooks to borrow, and 515 fiction titles available, and the number is increasing all the time. The books are borrowed online and return automatically. You can't do that with a Kindle. Imagine how much money that will save you. You can, of course, get all the classics from Project Gutenberg too.

Kindle is slick but will cost you a lot more...
#6
musical
Check out your local libraries. My local library has 1515 ebook fiction ebooks to borrow, and 515 fiction titles available, and the number is increasing all the time. The books are borrowed online and return automatically. You can't do that with a Kindle. Imagine how much money that will save you. You can, of course, get all the classics from Project Gutenberg too.Kindle is slick but will cost you a lot more...

Calibre will convert them though?
#7
Only if you remove the drm, which depending on how you look at it morally presumably means they cannot be 'returned'
#8
With a non-Kindle e-reader, you can borrow books without the hassle or dubious morality of piracy and the author will still be paid by the library. Which is important if you want authors to continue writing books...

If you're going to steal the books you'll lose much of the 'convenience' of the Kindle in any case and you'll need to be 'tech-savvy'. Though it is a matter of personal taste, I prefer the look and size of the Sony too. I've just put my money where my mouth is, and bought another one off ebay to go with the 350 my wife already has.
#9
both allow you to very easily read whatever it is you want to read.

i have an earlier sony model and i think it is marvellous.

there are pro's and con's to both the sony and the kindle

truth is, try to check them out in the flesh - you may prefer the build quality and true pocketability of the sony or you may like the slimness etc of the kindle.

one thing i would say is this - don't get hung up on whether one model has a 0.2 second quicker page refresh rate - in practice it matters not a single jot.

anyway, whichever you go for, good luck.
#10
I debated between the Kindle and Sony but ended up going for an Iriver Story as it plays music and you're not limited to Amazon's eBooks.
#11
I love my kindle
#12
Not really a fan of the kindle i got rid of mine after a couple of weeks!
#13
Cheers for all the info guys. It's a difficult decision!!! So many different pro's and con's. My dad and bro have the Kindle, but I have heard that the file types are not as widely available, but with the program available to convert them I suppose there's no reason not to go for a Kindle.
#14
sancho1983
Only if you remove the drm, which depending on how you look at it morally presumably means they cannot be 'returned'

But most epub books are DRM free and so you are only looking at the small number with DRM.attached. Like others, I don't think it particularly matters, all book readers will allow you to read the books you want.

I have a 3G Kindle because I like the idea of 30 days battery life, ability to use when abroad for e-mail / limited web browsing and its next generation screen.

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