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Sony Reader Pocket Edition - Silver (PRS-350SC)

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  • 16-level gray scale 5"
  • ePub (Adobe DRM protected), PDF (Adobe DRM protected), BBeB Book (PRS DRM protected), Text, RTF
  • 10,000 pages turns (approx.)
  • Choose more books from more places
  • Paper-like

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  • Reviews

  • newegg Lightweight with 5 Clear Touch Screen The Reader Pocket Edition features a full 5" clear touch screen and a smart, lightweight design that's easy to slip into a purse or jacket pocket for convenient, on-the-go reading. The simple, easy-to-use touch screen allows you to turn pages with the swipe of a finger and enjoy fast and intuitive navigation of your favorite books.
  • newegg Multiple Formats Supported Providing more than just a superior reading experience, the Reader Pocket Edition, supports Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word and other text file formats, as well as EPUB/ACS4 and connection with Adobe Digital Editions. Plus, the Reader Pocket Edition is PC and Mac compatible.
  • newegg More Books from More Places By supporting both industry standard formats, ePub and PDF, you can access bestsellers at the online Reader Store, check out books from public libraries, access over one million free public domain titles from Google Books, and get content from sharing sites, online aggregators and personal publishers.
  • newegg Paper-like Display for Easy Reading The Reader Pocket Edition uses high contrast E Ink Pearl technology on its anti-glare touch screen to deliver an amazing, paper-like display that's more like ink on paper and fully readable in direct sunlight.
  • newegg A Library of Books in One Device Ideal for the passionate reader, constant traveler, or daily commuter, the Reader Pocket Edition lets you carry up to 1,200 of your favorite books at a time via 2GB of onboard memory.
  • newegg Charge and Read for Two Full Weeks While most portable electronics lose power after only a few hours, the Reader Pocket Edition provides up to two full weeks of reading (7,500 continuous page turns) on a single battery charge.

Learn more about the Sony PRS-350SC




Built-in Dictionary
Internal Memory
2GB (1.4GB available for user)
E-Book Reader
System Requriements
General : OS: Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64 bit) -Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate Microsoft Windows Vista (32/64 bit) -Windows Vista Home Basic with Service Pack 2 or later, Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 2 or later, Windows Vista Business with Service Pack 2 or later, Windows Vista Ultimate with Service Pack 2 or later Microsoft Windows XP (32 bit only) -Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack 3 or later, Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 3 or later, Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 & 2005 with Service Pack 3 or later Apple Macintosh (32 bit only) -Mac OS X version 10.6.3 or later, Mac OS X version 10.5.8 or later, Mac OS X version 10.4.11 or later CPU: -Windows: 800 MHz Celeron class processor or better -Macintosh: Intel, PowerPC G3, G4 or G5 processor RAM: -128 MB or more (minimum 512 MB for Windows 7, Windows Vista) Free space on hard disc: -Windows: 100 MB or more -Macintosh: 60 tMB or more -Depending on the content amount, more space may be required. Monitor: -High Color or more, 1024 × 768 pixels or more (True Color, 1280 × 1024 pixels, or more recommended) Other devices: -USB port (High-Speed USB Compatible), pointing device such as mouse or track pad

File Formats Supported

ePub (Adobe DRM protected), PDF (Adobe DRM protected), BBeB Book (PRS DRM protected), Text, RTF


Screen Size
Screen Type
E-Ink Pearl
Grey Scale
16-level gray scale
800 x 600


PC Connections
USB Port


AC Power
3.7 V DC, 940 mA
Battery Life
10,000 pages turns (approx.)


Choose more books from more places

Paper-like display for easy, natural reading

Two full weeks of reading on a single battery charge

High-Speed USB data and power connection

Quick page turns and high contrast ratio

Carry up to 1,200 of your favorite books at a time

Thin, light, highly portable design

Right and left-hand side page advance buttons

Smart, lightweight design with full 5” clear touch screen

Freehand highlighting and note taking

Six adjustable font sizes to enhance reading

Intuitive Reader Library software for PC and Mac

Thoughtful navigation and button placement


Recharging Time
3 hours with a USB

Dimensions & Weight

5.75" x 4.13" x 0.34" (HxWxD)
5.47 oz. (approx.)
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Leslie W.
  • 1/26/2011 8:33:53 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: enjoy it very much.

Cons: None

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/14/2011 3:17:43 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsVery Impressed

Pros: E-Ink Pearl screen - it is very clear, like reading out of a printed book except it weighs 6 oz and can hold 1.49GB worth of books.
800x600 resolution in 5" - that's an impressive 200 pixel/inch which definitely makes really small fonts still legible
This thing is tiny! - you could fit four of them on a single 8.5" by 11" sheet (two of them would hang over the top of the page by ~1/2 inch)
Intuitive touch interface
Surprisingly excellent pdf reproduction - when the device starts it says it has a version of Adobe Reader Mobile see other thoughts for more detail
Battery life is 2 weeks as promised
Supports ePUB and PDF - allows Ebook Library Lending (I've used it, it works)
Comes with a pointing device (with a built-in storage location) so you don't have to smear up the screen with oily fingers
The touch screen uses IR instead of capacitive touch sensing, so there's no additional film over the Eink display

Cons: Can have ghosting of text - the Kindle 3 seems better at this
The Kindle also has wifi and (optionally) free 3G service, but since I use this just to read - USB file transfers aren't a big deal - I spend most of my time using the content on the device, not adding content to it.
Its a touch screen - so you can smear up the screen by using your fingers - its not terrible and its easy to clean, but still
Eink Pearl is faster, but there is still noticeable lag in page turns and a little lag in using the touch interface - its noticeable, but not unacceptable
No additional storage - the larger (and more $) PRS-650 to supports SD Cards
This thing is tiny! - while highly portable, text sizes can be small, switching from portrait to landscape mode definitely helps here (only a problem for pdfs).
Because of how small this device is, I would NOT recommend it if you have trouble reading small fonts - get at least a 6 in reader so that the number of words/page is reasonable (test the Large fo

Other Thoughts: PDFs are designed to be displayed and printed on the page size the particular document was designed for - in many cases Letter (8.5x11), Legal or A4. A 5 inch screen is a lot smaller than a piece of letter paper ~25% of the size, because of this everything must be shrunk down for it to display the full page on the device. This works, but makes things small and questionably legible. Conversely, ePUBs are designed to work on a whole range of screen sizes from the 5 inch Sony Reader to a 21" Desktop Monitor.

The PRS350 can reflow text, cut margins, display the pdf in sections and actually change text size in pdfs - though your mileage will vary there. In addition, it supports Table of Contents navigation, text searching and Go To a Page Number features - all very useful and they work!

I have yet to find a pdf which the Reader does not reproduce accurately, including datasheets and textbooks. Switching to landscape mode is generally necessary to read fine details, but it works fi

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5 out of 5 eggsSingle purpose ebook reader that does what it should

Pros: EPUB and PDF support. Supports DRM'd books by Adobe and also books from public libraries too. You aren't locked into just Sony's store or software (I haven't installed it). If you have DRM free books you can just drag them onto the drive the reader presents as.

Collections allows you to find books by series/tags/etc on the device if that data is included (such as when books are added to the device by Calibre).

All books treated equally (unlike Nook which has a Nook-book section and a My Documents section).

Very good screen with crisp text. Touchscreen allows you to double-tap words to look them up. It comes with a stylus (with holder in right side of reader) so no need to put too many fingerprints on it.

Cons: No font selection (that I could find).

It could use another font size between XS and S.

Hard to read in the dark, although regular books also have that problem.

Screen is a bit small for PDFs of textbooks and other things that require precise formatting. Landscape mode does help though.

Transferring files to it is more difficult than just buying directly on the device like other readers that have wifi or 3G. If you want something as simple as buy book on the website, have it appear on the reader automatically, you might want a different reader than this.

Other Thoughts: If you're fairly knowledgeable about the different formats, DRM and already have a program like Calibre to organize your books, it should work without a problem for you. You won't have a simple web browser or an mp3 player but a device that simply does what it was designed for: reading ebooks.

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