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Sony PRS-950 Silver Reader Daily Edition Digital Reader - PRS-950SC

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Built-In Wi-Fi And Free 3G Wireless Access/ Full 7 " Clear Touch Screen/ E Ink Pearl Technology/ Anti-Glare Touch Screen/ Access To Exclusive Daily Content/ Access To Over 1 Million eBooks/ MAC And PC Compatible/ Silver Finish Picture Showing Silver
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Sony PRS-950 Silver Reader Daily Edition Digital Reader - PRS950CC

Download your books and subscriptions wirelessly with the 7" Reader DailyEdition™, now with built-in Wi-Fi and free 3G wireless access to Reader™ Store.

Wirelessly download digital books and periodicals with the Reader Daily Edition™ featuring built-in Wi-Fi and free 3G mobile broadband to the Reader™ Store. A full 7" clear touch screen makes it a breeze to turn pages, take notes, highlight text and adjust fonts all with the swipe of your finger. By employing high contrast E Ink® Pearl technology on the anti-glare touch screen, you'll have an amazing, paper-like display that's fully readable in direct sunlight. Choose more content from more places like the online Reader Store, where you can access new releases and choose from over one million free public domain titles from Google Books, plus find links to borrow eBooks from public libraries.

Features:

  • Exclusive Daily Content The Reader Daily Edition™ is the premier digital reader for The Wall Street Journal. At the Reader™ Store, subscribe to exclusive Wall Street Journal Plus content.
  • One Million Reasons Together with Google Books, the Reader™ Store brings you access to over 1 million eBooks.
  • More Than Just eBooks Multiple formats supported including PDF, Microsoft Word, BBeB Book and more. Reader Touch and Daily Editions play select audio files.
  • Borrow From Your Library Access your local public library to browse, checkout and download eBooks. Best of all it's free and open 24/7.
  • More Than A Good Read Experience the future of reading via an astonishing paper-like clear touch screen. Using E Ink® Pearl technology, Reader digital books offer a natural reading experience with an improved contrast ratio by up to 50 percent. This ensures Reader digital books can be easily read in virtually any light, including direct sunlight.
  • The Story Behind The Ink Designed to imitate the appearance of ordinary ink on paper, electronic ink reflects light like ordinary paper and can hold both text and images. In addition to a natural paper-like reading experience, electronic paper display boasts ultra-low power consumption. Reader digital books use E Ink® Pearl technology, which is the latest generation of E Ink's microencapsulated ink imaging film.
  • Go Beyond eBooks Reader digital books support Adobe® PDF, Microsoft® Word, BBeB® Book and other text file formats, as well as ePub/ACS4 and connection with Adobe Digital Editions. You can even play back unsecured MP3 and AAC audio files on the Reader Touch and Daily Editions.
  • MAC Compatible And PC Compatible Easily manage your library, transfer titles and download eBooks via the included software that works with most Macintosh® and Windows® computers. Use the supplied USB cable to transfer eBooks and charge your Reader digital book.

Specifications:

Display

  • Gray Scale: 16-level gray scale
  • Resolution: 600 x 1024 pixels
  • Screen Size: Vizplex 7 inches
  • Technology: Infra-Red Clear Touch Screen

Memory

  • Memory Size: 2GB Dual Memory Card Expansion Slots for Memory Stick Duo™ and SD Card up to 32GB.

Operating Conditions

  • Operating Temperature: 41°F to 95°F

Power

  • AC Power: DC 5.2 V
  • Battery Life (Approx): 12,000 (ePub) Continuous page turns
  • Battery Type: Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery: DC 3.7 V
  • Recharging Time: 3.5 Hours

What's In The Box:

  • Sony Reader
  • USB Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Depth: 2.28"
  • Height: 9.84"
  • Width: 6.38"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 1.234 lbs
  • Shipping: 2 lbs
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Sony PRS-950 Silver Reader Daily Edition Digital Reader
 
4.3

(based on 50 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Touch screen (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses

Most Liked Positive Review

 

almost perfect

I had the prs 900 and loved everything about it except the glare was too much of an issue. And not being able to adjust the contrast was not good for me. I bought...Read complete review

I had the prs 900 and loved everything about it except the glare was too much of an issue. And not being able to adjust the contrast was not good for me. I bought the Kindel 3 loved the screan but that was were the love ended. It seems cheap and I am always turning tha pages by accident. I just got my new sony 950sc NO glare and I can adjust the contrast. Thankyou sony you have a winner this time

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Ereader is suck

I got a 950 from Bestbuy to watch some PDF docs in 10/22/2010. Yesterday I left it in my car with all my other things for a whole afternoon. Today when I...Read complete review

I got a 950 from Bestbuy to watch some PDF docs in 10/22/2010. Yesterday I left it in my car with all my other things for a whole afternoon. Today when I want to use it, the screen has been cracked!! However, my ipod touch, Lenovo X200t laptop, and the screen in my car are not damaged. I am in Virginia, not that cold these days. Usually, in afternoon, it' about 42-46F. If you want to purchase this ereader, please be careful!!! Now I can not find any repairing or exchanging information for this reader on SONY website.

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4.0

10 step away frm being the ULTIMATE READING DEVICE

By 

from India

Comments about Sony PRS-950 Silver Reader Daily Edition Digital Reader:

This device is just 10 steps away from being the Ultimate Reading Device. Here is a wish-list to make that happen: 1. To be the ULTIMATE READING DEVICE, it has to champion in all three form of reading: Books, Magazine/Newspapers, Internet. Should have faster web browsing, Email reading including attachments. Social Media integration like Facebook/Twitter. 2. E-ink Triton color display is MUST HAVE 3. More refined and faster PDF experince, partial page refresh, readability of Scientific articles having multiple graphs, charts, diagrams. Notes made on books(including PDFs) should be viewable in other devices as well. 4. Bunch of Default Apps like Kindle app, Notes, Calendar, meeting organizer, Stock Ticker etc. A few default games like Sudoku, Crosswords, Poker, Chess, Packman would be just nice 5. Text to speech (better punctuated than kindle) 6. Expand Reader Store, Add more titles, add more Free titles as well 7. Motion Sensor/Accelerometer : Landscape to portrait and vice verse on rotation of device 8. Carrier independent Internationally available 3G 9. Keep same metal finish sturdy build, but make appearance mat-finished grey and white. Keep weight within 250 grams 10. Competitively Price it within US$ 150.

 
2.0

Worse purchase ever

By 

from Boston

Pros

  • Beautiful design and concept.

Cons

  • if the reader actually worked the way it was intended.
  • The concept is great

Best Uses

    Comments about Sony PRS-950 Silver Reader Daily Edition Digital Reader:

    I have to say that Sony's warranty policy is good. I purchased my Daily Edition Ereader in March. I had problems with it so I went through the exchange department and received a new replacement because my purchase was still within the 30-day window to receive a new unit replacement. It was slow, sluggish, and various identical problems that other owners who have left reviews have experienced as well. Just pick any problem. Doesn't matter. I had some of any of the problems that others experienced with each of any one replacement I received. Customer service was very helpful I must say, but before I gave up on this unit I went through two more replacements, and all three units were inferior. I really wanted to keep the unit, however, I believe it should have performed better considering the $300 price tag. This saga started on March 11, 2011. This is now July 21, and I am happily awaiting my refund of which I should receive in three more weeks due to Sony's process of refunding. The price tag for this reader is definitely overpriced. I really wouldn't recommend the Daily Edition. Looks great, but that's about it unfortunately.

     
    5.0

    Excellent ereader!

    By 

    from Croton-on-Hudson, NY

    Pros

    • Screen real estate

    Cons

    • no web browsing

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sony PRS-950 Silver Reader Daily Edition Digital Reader:

      My husband and I both have this ereader. It was the best choice for us because we really didn't like the hard keyboard of the Kindle nor the smaller size of other ereaders. It is such a wonderful thing to NEVER be without a book to read.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Never leave home without it!

      By 

      from Indiana

      Comments about Sony PRS-950 Silver Reader Daily Edition Digital Reader:

      I received my Sony Daily Edition a year ago for Mother's Day. It is one of the best presents I've ever received. I take it with me every where I go. Just slip it right in my purse. I usually have several options of books or magazines to read. It has a very long battery life if you're not using the wi-fi, that you can turn off when it's not being used. I would highly recommend this e-reader. I purchased a cover that has a reading light and it works great. My husband thinks you can't go wrong with Sony products. My only wish is that it had a color screen.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      great reader

      By 

      from portland, or

      Comments about Sony PRS-950 Silver Reader Daily Edition Digital Reader:

      does not have a huge keyboard at the bottom and 1 inch plastic bezel around the screen like other readers. sony reader software barely works: allow 1-2 hours to get something to work. i had to abandon and use Adobe Digital Editions, which recognized this reader. Sony's own software took 2 hours to authorize computer, then authorize sony reader.

       
      5.0

      Sony Daily Edition Reader 950

      By 

      from Houston, Texas

      Pros

      • easy on the eyes; print size can easily be changed

      Cons

      • silver "paint" came off the button to turn pages

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sony PRS-950 Silver Reader Daily Edition Digital Reader:

        My husband gifted me with the Sony Daily Edition 950 Reader at Christmas. Wanted one that would allow us to download books from the public libraries and compared Sony with Nook. Found too many refurbished Nooks on web sites so decided on Sony paying more. Being 72 and not very tech literate, I called Sony CS many times and they were very helpful, even with my silly questions. It took me a few phone calls to Sony to master downloading from the library but finally got it!! This is a excellent reader tho I have to admit it is my first reader. I called Sony re the "paint" coming off the button used to turn pages; they emailed me instructions on sending it to a South Texas facility for repair. After considering this, I decided I would not send it as it just might come back to me in worse shape. I can live with the silver being gone from the button. I will buy a cover for it and take it on my cruise. Older people have told me they would like a reader but were afraid they would not be able to learn to operate it. Sony helps you lear so don't let that keep you from getting one.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I love it.

        By 

        from Lake George, NY

        Pros

        • Ease
        • Screen size
        • Touch Screen

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sony PRS-950 Silver Reader Daily Edition Digital Reader:

            This is my first reader and I looked at all of them when deciding. I wanted a reader with an open format because I wanted to continue to purchase ebooks through my local independent book store. The touch screen on this is awesome and the look and feel of the page combined with the touch screen makes this book so easy to use and completely intuitive. It blows away the traditional reading experience. Plus, the access to the dictionary, the word log, the search are all huge pros. Almost instant access to any book means whatever is on your mind to read is only a few seconds away; and you have options on where to buy your books, from the Sony Bookstore, to free google books, to the website of my local bookstore. It has turned me into a bookworm all over again. The Daily Edition was certainly worth the few extra dollars or whatever it was to get this over a comparable Nook or Kindle. I have absolutely no regrets about buying this and it is one of my favorite technology purchases of all time. I would highly recommend.

             
            2.0

            Not so great..

            By 

            from Las Vegas

            Pros

            • Its great while usng

            Cons

            • It keeps freezing constantly

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sony PRS-950 Silver Reader Daily Edition Digital Reader:

              My mother gave me her Sony Ereader b/c she didnt use it often..I was ecstatic because I love to read...But not soon after I recieved it I noticed it keeps freezing..I am constantly having to hit the reset button which works most of the time but it will lose your saved place in the book..So if you are midway through a 400page book you have to manually go through the contents..The main thing is it will freeze up while I am using it also..

               
              5.0

              Love It!

              By 

              from Southport, NC

              Pros

              • Much better screen resolution

              Cons

              • Stylus

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sony PRS-950 Silver Reader Daily Edition Digital Reader:

                I upgraded from the PRS 600 and was pleasantly surprised. The screen resolution is much better. Darker print and no glare makes it much easier to read. It is also much lighter than my old reader. The 600 was very heavy in my purse but this one doesn't bother me. I am not a daily newpaper reader so I thought I didn't really need the 950. Never had a book emergency and needed to buy one on the spot. But I love being able to download directly to the reader and not have to use my computer. I have used the wi-fi and 3G functions and have had no problems. It is a little slower than the computer but it is a reader not a laptop. I have had some difficulty with the stylus when on the internet but I think that may be because I am too impatient. It is a little pricy but since I read every day it is worth it to me. It would be nice if it came in another color but I just ordered a skin and got to have the design of my choice. The skin fits perfect and doesn't interfere with any functions. Overall, I love this reader and have recommended it to all my friends.

                 
                4.0

                I just LOVE this reader!

                By 

                from Portland, Maine

                Comments about Sony PRS-950 Silver Reader Daily Edition Digital Reader:

                I have nothing bad to say about the Sony Daily Edition reader. I love the convenience of wi-fi if I want it, although I leave it off to conserve battery life. And the battery life is fantastic, the reader is comfortable to hold and look at for long periods of time. This is good as I LOVE to read. Charging time is efficient, the Daily edition has a converter attachment to the USB cable for electrical or computer charging. You can bookmark, take notes or highlight as needed and the dictionary is easy to use. I am very disappointed in the lack of accessories. I purchased a cover with a light that didn't fit as it was designed for the previous model. I have managed to make it work with a gel cover. Sony, PLEASE more accessories!!!

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