"Over-priced, but otherwise high-quality e-reader"3.5 starson by OlderThanOld
Pros: I like the touch interface, the clearer display, and the fact there is no wireless connectivity.
Cons: The unit as listed is over-priced for what it delivers.
Summary: Overall, it's a great successor to the earlier Sony Pocket Reader. It incorporates the touch interface of the Touch Reader, and has a better display to boot. The expandability that the Touch Edition had is not really missed, because of the increase in storage capacity. The overall size is a plus; it's very pocketable. Build quality is great, as you'd expect from Sony products.
The problems that seem most noticeable to me are the lack of things like a cover and a charger. For the price, a separate charger should be included in the box, rather than requiring that all charging be done via an anemic USB connection. This is a problem that Sony seems to inflict on their customers for their e-readers - you have to pay extra for something that should be standard.
Some reviewers complain about the lack of wireless connectivity. I don't see this as a problem. For me, it removes the possibility of Sony doing something like Amazon did a while back when they deleted 1984 and Animal Farm from Kindles whose owners had bought the books in good faith, over a copyright dispute. I don't want Sony, Amazon, or any other vendor being able to meddle with my books, once I've paid for them. Having no wireless functionality prevents this from even being possible.
Bottom line summary - over-priced, well-made, compact e-reader for those who don't require or want wireless capability.
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