"The best E-reader out there"5.0 starson by ccdavis23
Pros: Extra screen real estate
Open Epub format
Fantastic user interface
Easy "write on screen" note taking & highlighting
Well designed, sleek device
Cons: Glare (if held at a certain angle)
Screen is dingy in lower light
3G wireless only connects to Sony E-book store
$399.00 pricetag is higher than Barnes & Noble and Amazon's offerings.
Summary: I tried out the Kindle, took a look at a nook but was finally sold when I got a hold of the Daily Edition Reader at the Sony Store.One more note. I noticed that the CNET review incorrectly states that the battery is not user replaceable.
The interface is fantastic. See a word you don't know? simply double tap on the word with your finger or stylus and the definition appears. Find a passage that moves you? highlight it with the stylus, dog-ear the page by tapping the top-right corner and maybe jot down a couple of notes about it with the stylus or onscreen keyboard.
The Sony Daily embraces an open e book format. You can buy e books for it at many different online retailers. You can also borrow e books from the library in many communities.
The screen is Eink, but markedly dingier than the Kindle and Nook in low lighting. Under a book lamp, in sunlight or with a book-light, i really cant tell much difference. The touchscreen also gives off a glare but you can always shift the angle the reader is held to eliminate it.
All in all, a fantastic purchase and I couldn't be happier with it.
Updated on Feb 11, 2010
It certainly is replaceable, in fact you have to insert the battery yourself before using the reader. Replacement batteries are sold at the Sony Store