Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Sony E Reader Review----another option other than the Kindle

What I'd like for my birthday this year is an e reader. The question is which one and will my hubby spring for it? Hmmm. There are several different e readers and already different generations of it. Sony's latest is the PRS-700. At any rate, I've been surfing the net for various reviews and found a good one on It's a pretty cool site and can tell you all about pretty much any gadget you want. The review was VERY long, so I'm putting the overview of it below--as well as the link so you can check the full article out for yourself. ALso...if you happen to bump into my husband or Santa ;) Feel free to pass my wish on to them.
Sony has worked a near miracle with their touch screen and touch-centric user interface. The Reader is simply a joy to use in terms of ergonomics, control and navigation. This is by far the most natural way to manage, navigate and read books we've seen so far. Alas, its lesser contrast doesn't warm our bookish hearts, and for those in love with e-ink's paper-like look, that's a tough one to swallow. For those new to eBook readers or those who don't mind reading from matte notebook displays, the PRS-700 has greater appeal. As always, the Reader is a great way to carry around a huge library of books and avoid the storage issues of traditional books.
Pro: Responsive touch screen and excellent user interface. Navigating through books, notes and where you left off in a book is quick and easy. Nice design, more attractive than the Kindle. The touch screen means there's no need for a hardware keyboard (assuming you like to take notes and want a keyboard).

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