I remember a discussion I had with a colleague earlier this week, on new electronic gadgets such as the Apple iPad, that come with several exciting multi-functional features which people do not really need. One of the features that we argued on was actually in relation to E-readers particularly because electronic books are becoming increasingly popular nowadays. Such was the intensity of our little chat that we found ourselves in a local Sony Electronics shop, comparing different E-book readers.
The new Sony Pocket E-reader is different from other Sony E-readers because, as its name suggests, it is portable and light-weight. Furthermore, the PRS-300 is very slim, weighs only 200g and has a front aluminium panel that comes in a choice of colours to suit your preference. In spite of its size, it has enough memory (512MB) for 350 E-books, with flexible styling and accessories. After having a good look, we did not have to go to another Sony Electronics store to agree that the device was useful for easy reading – whether you are travelling, commuting or relaxing at home.
One major draw-back of many portable devices is their battery life. However, the portable E-reader comes with excellent battery life that can handle almost 6,800 page turns without a blip – enough to last for up to two weeks of reading. Other features include, adjustable font sizes and advanced screen technology with no backlight or flicker so that you can read even in direct sunlight.
After considering all of the features of the PRS-300, in the Sony Electronics store, it did not take a lot to convince my colleague that having an electronic device which specialises in performing a single task, such as the portable E-reader would actually be more effective than buying a multi-functional gadget with poor performance and efficiency.
The PRS-300 is good value for money especially with its excellent battery life.