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Sony Reader Pocket PRS-350 Tablet eBook Reader Review

The Sony Reader Pocket PRS-350 is the portable entry in the series.

March 07, 2011
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Controls

Like the Kindle, the Pocket has both a touch screen and physical buttons. Underneath the screen are buttons for the previous page, next page, home screen, zoom feature, and options menu. Keep in mind that the options menu isn't the same as the settings menu, which is only available from the home screen.

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Connectivity

The Sony Reader Pocket PRS-350 doesn't feature any online connectivity.

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Battery Life

The Sony Reader Pocket PRS-350, like most eInk screens we've seen so far, has great battery life. Assuming average reading speed, a full 24 hour book session will only drain about a quarter of the device's battery life. We'd estimate the battery could hold out for a little over four days straight of constant reading. On our audio playback test, we found the device could output sound constantly for about 19 and a half hours before it drained the battery.

While you probably couldn't get away with only charging your device once a week, you could probably get away with a few days use before you had to plug it in.

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Sections

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