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PRST2HBC

Overall rating:
2.667 / 5
2.7
 / 
5
(6 reviews) 6
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating breakdown 6 reviews
5 Stars:(1)
4 Stars:(1)
3 Stars:(1)
2 Stars:(1)
1 Star:(2)
2 out of 633%of reviewers would recommend this product to a friend
Customer reviews for PRST2HBC
Review 1 for PRST2HBC
 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Performance 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Design 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Reliability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Value 
1 / 5
1 / 5
From: Ontario, Canada
I've had this product for:less than a month
Product Downgrade
Date:September 6, 2012
Pros: 
Pros: EInk Technology
Cons: 
Cons: Plastic, dictionaries gone, jack gone
I love my older Sony Reader. It was a quality product, personally engraved and multifunctional. As it is 2 or 3 years old, I took at look at replacing it and had to decided between another Sony reader or an iPad. When I picked up the Reader, I though I must be mistaken. It was so cheaply constructed compared to Sony's older versions. I thought perhaps there was a higher end product online but nope. Then I started to see all that had been lost with this new model. I love my Sony Reader but I will not be purchasing another. The new Kobo gives so much more and if I really want to make the leap, I'll go to the iPad. I'm truly going to miss my Sony Reader.
+10votes
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Review 2 for PRST2HBC
Presales
 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Value 
1 / 5
1 / 5
From: london, ontario
bad prospects
Date:August 18, 2012
Pros: 
Pros: cute looking, evernote, doubled battery life
Cons: 
Cons: serious downgrade from previous model
So, sony decided to take their excellent 6 language foreign dictionary selection and throw out 3 (german, italian, dutch).
And to do away with a headphone jack.
All I know is, it's now less international. And less fun (no music for you!)
the headphone jack is what set earlier sony readers apart. and so did the dictionaries. Now, even KOBO has more dictionaries built in. And the kindle has a headphone jack.
Ah-mazing. Et tu , sony?
+12votes
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Review 3 for PRST2HBC
 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Design 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Reliability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Canada
I've had this product for:2-5 years
Sony all the way
Date:February 25, 2013
Pros: 
Pros: SD Card
Cons: 
Cons: none for me
I own a sony but was given a kobo mini and Kobo Vox for gifts.
The biggest pull for me with Sony is that they have a SD card slot. I purchased eBooks not just from Sony, but also from Kobo, and other places.
when I tried to set up the Kobo machines, I was frustrated that they would not allow me to load all of my books I purchased. It only allowed books purchased from Kobo.
I returned both of the Kobo eReader and tablet and happily bought a new Sony eReader with the money.
+5votes
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Review 4 for PRST2HBC
 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Performance 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Design 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Reliability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Value 
1 / 5
1 / 5
From: Ottawa, Canada
So Disappointed in your progress
Date:February 7, 2013
Pros: 
Pros: Made by Sony - Always a favorite until now
Cons: 
Cons: B&W, no more audio, plastic
Sony what happened, you are going in the wrong direction???
Want to read pubs in color, b&w is old. Love to listen to music while I read...put back MP3 and add FM too. The final touch would be to view the images from my camera directly from my SD memory card (in high res color). Do that and I'm yours for life.
-1vote
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Review 5 for PRST2HBC
Presales
 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Design 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Reliability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Value 
4 / 5
4 / 5
From: Manitoba
Disappointing
Date:June 1, 2013
Pros: 
Pros: It;s a Sony!
Cons: 
Cons: Cheap and no music
Have been looking to buy a new Sony reader. My old one is
is about 4 years old.
The new ones feel very flimsy and there is no place for music. Sorry!! I need my music. Would rather pay a little more and get one equal to the old one but with WiFi
Marj.
0votes
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Review 6 for PRST2HBC
 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Design 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Reliability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Value 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Barrie, ON
I've had this product for:less than a month
Nice upgrade for Sony
Date:January 8, 2013
Pros: 
Pros: Evernote, Faster page turning, very light
Cons: 
Cons: Not MP3 support or audio jack
Very Good value.
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