Sony Pocket PRS300 Pink eReader, From Waterstone's now £44.99 Delivered @ Ebay / Waterstones (Manufacturer refurb)
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Sony Pocket PRS300 Pink eReader, From Waterstone's now £44.99 Delivered @ Ebay / Waterstones (Manufacturer refurb)

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Found 29th Nov 2011
dropped £10 from my last post (thanks to bluebat)

You can buy with confidence as this product has been tested and reset by Sony to be as good as new and is supplied in its original packaging from Waterstone's Booksellers Ltd. (Please note that outer packaging may be damaged.)


eReaders are this year's must-have item allowing you to read books effortlessly on a paper-like, hand-held screen perfect for when you're at home, on the move or even lazing on the beach. You can download eBooks onto the device for storing hundreds of your favourite reads giving you a whole library in your pocket. They use the latest eInk technology that mimics paper giving you an enhanced reading experience over computer and mobile phone devices plus unrivalled battery life.

The light, slim and compact Sony eReader Pocket Edition (PRS300) is designed to be taken with you wherever you go. Weighing less than a typical paperback, it can hold as many as 350 of your favourite eBooks. The 5" eInk paper-like screen doesn’t strain the eye so you can read for hours and won't glare so you can read in direct sunlight.

Compact and lightweight design - weighs only 220g and 5" screen fits neatly into your bag.

No need for reading glasses - 3 different font sizes make reading glasses a thing of the past

Never lose your page - bookmark function means you can pick up your favourite book right where you left off

A complete library - 512mb internal memory holds up to 350 of your favourite reads

Unrivalled battery life - get weeks of reading from a single charge

Fashionable design - stylish anodised aluminium finish in Pink

In the box - USB charging cable, neoprene carry pouch and quick start guide

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Heat added! This is a good deal isn't it? (if not what's better?)
Edited by: "mightykaboosh" 29th Nov 2011

thanks, got my mum one for xmas!

surely a new kindle would be a better buy?

noob question I know but which one would be a better purchase? This or Kindle? I mean, does the Kindle do anything that this can't do for example?

5" screen seems a bit too small.

royals

surely a new kindle would be a better buy?



Why?

royals

surely a new kindle would be a better buy?



Not if you want a Sony - much better build quality, and at half the price?
Ridiculous comment.

Qaari

noob question I know but which one would be a better purchase? This or … noob question I know but which one would be a better purchase? This or Kindle? I mean, does the Kindle do anything that this can't do for example?



They both read books.
Happy to help.

Indeed how does this compare to a Kindle?

Kindle: bigger screen, WIFI, more features
This: better build quality, more ebook formats supported, cheaper, lighter

bresslaw73

They both read books.Happy to help.



Well they don't read the books.

Banned

stokecityfc

5" screen seems a bit too small.


+1

the kindle screen seems small to me so this is gonna be tiring after a while

Excellent price. I've been holding out against buying an E-reader, but its getting harder and harder.....

I have a Kindle and a Sony, This may only have a 5” screen but it must be a steal @ £44.99. Heat added

Qaari

noob question I know but which one would be a better purchase? This or … noob question I know but which one would be a better purchase? This or Kindle? I mean, does the Kindle do anything that this can't do for example?


This is streets ahead of the Kindle in format compatibility and build quality.

Thanks, great deal!

At this price, it is a fantastic buy, both my husband and my father in law have one and they both love it. It doesn't allow you to download directly to the reader as there is no wifi or 3g, but using the software is not really a problem as I am not really looking to buy whilst on the move. It is fairly simple to use, my father in law manages and he had only started using a computer 2 years before getting this. The metal case feels a lot nicer than the plastic of the Kindle, you can borrow from the library, and it is nearly half the price of the refurb Kindle.

Just ordered one thanks . Always looked at Kindles but couldn't justify the price at the mo . Reading reviews on Amazon ....all seems good with the Sony .

Can manage without wi-fi and I guess that charging the Sony up is no different than plugging in an Ipod to your computer .
Already use Calibre book reading software on my laptop and can download daily papers for free with that , so may install that onto the Sony .

Got one of these with over 5000 books on it & have it in a Folder with wired light & is brill.You will not be disappointed buying this.

if you want to know how it compares to the kindle , it's simple :
Sony : better build quality
kindle : it has an integrated dictionary , so whilst reading , just tap a word you do not understand , and it gives you straight a definition from the dictionary .
that's all . and don't come up with "hurr durr , Sony supports more ebooks formats. how many formats do you need for god's sake ?

how many formats do you need for god's sake ?

plenty if u use demonoid

But its pink.

ought

But its pink.



But it might not just be you that wants one, Mr Narcissist.


csiman

+1the kindle screen seems small to me so this is gonna be tiring after a … +1the kindle screen seems small to me so this is gonna be tiring after a while



5" screen is fine for reading and you quickly get used to it. Obviously you'll be turning pages a bit more often but no big deal. Straight trade off between portability and reading convenience. If you are a really serious book reader then i'd recommend 6" screen but if its reading on the go (bus, train, lunch break, bed time whatever, then 5" is fine).

how easy is it to transfer pdf's onto the sony ereader. Ive been wanting a kindle for some time but cannot justify the price tag..........

Right - what you should be asking yourself is how much are the books going to cost me? This is HUKD after all. I have a Sony Reader and I'm currently thinking of swapping to a kindle because if you want to legally obtain books for the reader they are pricey in comparison. I've often opted for the paperback rather than the ebook because of the huge price difference (and you think digital would be cheaper!).

Just take a look around at Waterstones, WHSmith & Books on Board at the ePub documents and their prices - then look at Amazon and their Kindle book prices.

Another thing to think about - some Authors do Kindle exclusive titles, such as Stephen King. I loved my Sony Reader when I got it two years ago, but they are behind in the game now - hence the low price. This deal makes a pretty impressive looking gift - but will it get used?

BTW - If anyone can point me in the direction of a cheap place to get ePub books I will be most grateful!

My mother reads books non-stop but she is pretty useless with technology. Is it simple to use? I will download the e-books for her so she will only need to search for books on the reader. In your experience have the older generation prefered these over paperbacks or will I expect it to be shelved after a few weeks? Cheers for any help.

Also if it's for yourself & you can wait for it's release - check out the Kindle Fire. Us lot in the UK really miss out on some of this stuff!

willow81

Right - what you should be asking yourself is how much are the books … Right - what you should be asking yourself is how much are the books going to cost me? This is HUKD after all. I have a Sony Reader and I'm currently thinking of swapping to a kindle because if you want to legally obtain books for the reader they are pricey in comparison. I've often opted for the paperback rather than the ebook because of the huge price difference (and you think digital would be cheaper!).Just take a look around at Waterstones, WHSmith & Books on Board at the ePub documents and their prices - then look at Amazon and their Kindle book prices. Another thing to think about - some Authors do Kindle exclusive titles, such as Stephen King. I loved my Sony Reader when I got it two years ago, but they are behind in the game now - hence the low price. This deal makes a pretty impressive looking gift - but will it get used?




People pay for E-books

willow81

BTW - If anyone can point me in the direction of a cheap place to get … BTW - If anyone can point me in the direction of a cheap place to get ePub books I will be most grateful!


Ebay - lots of pirate collections are sold on there. For legal copies as with anything shop around. The advantage of epub is that you can buy from Waterstones, Googlebooks, Kobo, the Sony bookstore (when it opens). Kobo very frequently do a 20% off voucher, just register on their site.....

Two free ones right here
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The pink on this isn't outrageously effeminate - have a look at some youtube videos to get a better idea


Smaller screen would be fine for slower readers or for kids
Edited by: "gari189" 30th Nov 2011

Shuggy7

My mother reads books non-stop but she is pretty useless with technology. … My mother reads books non-stop but she is pretty useless with technology. Is it simple to use? I will download the e-books for her so she will only need to search for books on the reader. In your experience have the older generation prefered these over paperbacks or will I expect it to be shelved after a few weeks? Cheers for any help.



My Mother in law loves hers & loves the fact that she can put it in her handbag and take it anywhere. The books are easy to find, there are electronic 'bookmarks' and it's certainly easy for you to upload books, but have a look at my other 'moan' about book pricing.

You can also change the font sizing on these things too which helps some of the older generation!

gari189

Ebay - lots of pirate collections are sold on there. For legal copies as … Ebay - lots of pirate collections are sold on there. For legal copies as with anything shop around. The advantage of epub is that you can buy from Waterstones, Googlebooks, Kobo, the Sony bookstore (when it opens). Kobo very frequently do a 20% off voucher, just register on their site.....



You can buy from the Sony Reader Store now if you do that trick with the American virtual Visa but they still aren't as cheap as the Kindle books.

How does it compare to the 600 which can be had for £60....

willow81

My Mother in law loves hers & loves the fact that she can put it in her … My Mother in law loves hers & loves the fact that she can put it in her handbag and take it anywhere. The books are easy to find, there are electronic 'bookmarks' and it's certainly easy for you to upload books, but have a look at my other 'moan' about book pricing.You can also change the font sizing on these things too which helps some of the older generation!



Thank you Willow appreciated. Yeah I'm just scanning the net for prices of the books she's reading ATM.

willow81

Also if it's for yourself & you can wait for it's release - check out the … Also if it's for yourself & you can wait for it's release - check out the Kindle Fire. Us lot in the UK really miss out on some of this stuff!


However the Fire will just be a cheap tablet rather than a dedicated e-reader that uses e-ink like this or the normal Kindle.

I thought that they integrated the e-ink but you are right that's not going to be easy on the eyes at all!

varsas

However the Fire will just be a cheap tablet rather than a dedicated … However the Fire will just be a cheap tablet rather than a dedicated e-reader that uses e-ink like this or the normal Kindle.



Edited by: "willow81" 30th Nov 2011

mattmerch

how many formats do you need for god's sake ? plenty if u use demonoid


Heh , that's a valid point , but , i usually get the PDF , and with a little software called Caliber , i convert it into .mobi , perfect for my kindle

willow81

I thought that they integrated the e-ink but you are right that's not … I thought that they integrated the e-ink but you are right that's not going to be easy on the eyes at all!


Well , i have the kindle fire , and i can say the books are pretty easy to read , and it's quite "merciful" with your eyes , if you select the yellow-ish colour theme . Even though i always use the black and white theme.

ought

How does it compare to the 600 which can be had for £60....


I'd read some reviews first - has some poor reviews for its screen (too reflective)

royals

surely a new kindle would be a better buy?



Only someone that knows nothing about e-readers would claim this. The Kindle is locked down to Amazons content, and only has 750k ebooks on offer. All other readers, like the Sony, The Nook, The Kobo etc that support EPUB have over 3m ebooks up for grabs. All the EPUB based readers allow free lending of books from your local library, Kindle does not.

Kindle is for people too lazy to check specs and content availability before purchase.
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