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Sony Reader Daily PRS-950 Tablet eBook Reader Review

Sony’s high-end eReader, with lots of bells and whistles.

March 07, 2011
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Music & Audio Controls

You can access the software through the Applications link at the bottom of the home screen. Once inside, the Options button will allow you to sort your albums by artist or title, or switch view between a grid of album thumbnails or a list. There isn't any further search or organizational option.

Once you have an album playing, the majority of the screen will display the album art and its information. There's a timer that keeps track of your current position in a given track as well as the track's length. There are also basic playback controls along the bottom of the screen and a progress bar you can scrub to a given position. This is a much more robust audio player compared to what we saw on the Kindle, but it's still not great compared to what you'd get on an iPad.

Music & Audio Management

There aren't any audio management tools on the Daily. You copy files to the device and that's about it. The device doesn't support playlists, nested folders, or any other organizational tricks you may have dreamed up.

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Music & Audio Formats

Music & Audio Battery Life

We found that the Sony Reader Daily PRS-950 could continuously play back music for 19 and a half hours straight on a full battery charge. This is comparable to many dedicated media players. Although audio playback will drain the battery, chances are it won't cut your reading time short.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Screen
  4. Battery & Controls
  5. eReader
  6. Music & Audio
  7. Email & Web Browsing
  8. Amazon Kindle Keyboard Wi-Fi Comparison
  9. Apple iPad Wi-Fi (16 GB) Comparison
  10. Barnes & Noble Nook Color Comparison
  11. Conclusion
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