Sony Reader Pocket PRS-350 Tablet eBook Reader Review
The Sony Reader Pocket PRS-350 is the portable entry in the series.
The Sony Reader Pocket PRS-350 has a 5-inch eInk touchscreen. Like other eInk screens we've seen, the Pocket's display closely resembled print and displayed sharp letters. Changing between any two screens, however, will require the screen to cycle: its colors will invert, causing the screen to flash. This process takes about as long as it would take to manually turn a page in a paper book. Like the Sony Reader Daily, the Pocket's screen cycling won't entirely erase the previous image. The residual shapes will be very, very faint, however, and we don't suspect the average user would care.
Indoor & Outdoor Use
The Sony Reader Pocket PRS-350's eInk screen isn't affected much by external light. The only area you'd run into trouble is in a particularly dark environment: since the Pocket doesn't have a backlit screen, you'll only be able to read it in lighting where you'd be able to read a paper book.
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