"i only had one issue with the device"2.5 starson by OOSH81
Pros: Metal case, slick look, battery life, external memory, touch screen, multiple formats, Sony quality, basically everything
Cons: when using the external memory for storage the device takes on average 12 minutes to load before you can use the device.
Summary: I have had the ebookwise ereader for over 5 years and love the idea of having 100s of books in once book size device. With all the new devices out i thought it was time to upgrade. I spent about 4 hours reviewing all the different ereaders on the market and thought the Sony touch was the one, until i tried to add my personal library onto the device and actually use it. I first started with my entire 2G library but after an hour of waiting i gave up and started smaller. One book (15mb) takes about 45 seconds to load every time you turn on the device. 250 books (170mb) takes on average 10 minutes for the device to load from the off status. With just the internal memory the device loads in about 20 seconds. Whats the point of offering external memory if when it makes the device useless? To me this is a deal breaker, i need a ereader that can carry 100's of books yet not take half an hour+ to load. if sony fixes this problem i would switch back to this device until then i guess i will go with the nook. Not sure why no other review has mentioned this, maybe people just stopped at the 350mb internal memory?