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Old 06-06-2013, 05:47 PM   #1
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I need to replace my sony prs 300

I currently have a Sony prs 300 and its looking well tatty and want to get a new one (I need a treat darn it). Im having a hard time finding an ereaeder that i like because I want to know what the menus choices are.
I like the size of the 300 but the main thing I like about it is you can list the books by date. The thing is I tend to put 20 or more books on at a time using calibre and I put them on in the order I want to read them, then view them in the books by date menu and there they are in order.
I have noticed not all ereaders allow for this. You can view by author, title and recent but thats no good for me.

I dont need.......... a built in light, external memory, audio, wifi or even touch screen. Thats not saying I would say no if a reader had any of those.
I was holding out for the new Sony but I was expecting it to be an improvement on the PRS T2 (somewhere to keep the stylus) but alas no!

Can some of you lovely people help me out?
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:43 AM   #2
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:10 AM   #3
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Owly,
Thanks for the suggestion but according to the gumpf you can "Sort your eBooks alphabetically, by title, or by author name just as you would a physical bookshelf." and I really do want to be able to put them in an order I like when loading them on the reader.

I know my prs300 does this but im not sure about the other sony readers. Does anyone know if the Sony T1 or T2 cant list by date?
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Owly,
Thanks for the suggestion but according to the gumpf you can "Sort your eBooks alphabetically, by title, or by author name just as you would a physical bookshelf." and I really do want to be able to put them in an order I like when loading them on the reader.

I know my prs300 does this but im not sure about the other sony readers. Does anyone know if the Sony T1 or T2 cant list by date?
The Mini (and all the other Kobo readers) also sorts by "recent reads" and you can create shelves quite easily using Calibre. Within the "shelf" you have the "Date Added" choice...so all you have to do is create 1 shelf, put your books in it and then you can see them in the order you like...
See the thread here:http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=193184 about using Calibre to create shelves automatically for you.
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:53 AM   #5
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Thank you. I will give it a go.
Ive just bid on ebay for a sony 505. Damn my impulsive nature, only 15 mins to go and now Ive changed my mind DOH!

I won the 505. £26 with £6 p&p Not bad price and it looks really good.

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Old 06-07-2013, 01:30 PM   #6
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Thank you. I will give it a go.
Ive just bid on ebay for a sony 505. Damn my impulsive nature, only 15 mins to go and now Ive changed my mind DOH!

I won the 505. £26 with £6 p&p Not bad price and it looks really good.
I don't mean to be negative, but that may not have been a good decision. Unfortunately, any PRS-505 is going to be a minimum of 4-5 years old, and have a battery that's on the verge of dying. I strongly suspect you'll find that you'll get an extremely short battery life from it.
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Old 06-07-2013, 02:22 PM   #7
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Harry, I understand what your saying but I am glad I have it coming now and can use it for a bit as my prs 300 has got issues as from 10 minutes ago. Calibre cannot connect to it and i am not sure how long I would stay sane knowing I have no reader. I may have deleted something I shouldnt have oops.
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Hey Fluff!

I have a T1 and you can sort by the following:
- date
- title
- author
- file name
- latest read

I would assume the T2 can do the same. And when you sort by date it shows the date 06/03/2013.

I have to agree with Harry. I wouldn't have gone backwards and bought an older reader. If you like the Sony form you'll like the T1 or T2.
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:15 AM   #9
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I agree with HarryT & Shopaholic, better to buy something newer. Personally, I wouldn't have went any older than the Sony 350/650 due to the possible deterioration in battery life. Still, if you've bought it now, hopefully you will get some use out of it for a while even if the battery does need charged regularly.

In future, if you are in the UK and looking for a Sony, as well as ebay, it's worth keeping an eye on the Sony Outlet store for refurbished bargains. They had a white T2 for £60 earlier today, though all gone now. Or try Morgan Computers (and search for Sony PRS) as they sometimes have Grade A/B refurbs, newest is currently a PRS 300 for £30 (with 3 month warranty).
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:29 AM   #13
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The Nook ST at £30 must be about sold out by now!? Just see the Kobo Mini is on sale at the same price too that one I would have bought if I didn't already have my PRS350.

As long as you don't want a front-lit reader, those two options are great bargains.
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Old 06-11-2013, 03:15 PM   #14
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Thanks guys for all your comments.
I have to say I do seem to prefer the sonys and to be totally honest with all of you .....I have no idea why I bought the 505 but hey Im a woman and I can change my mind if I want damn it!
I do like the look of the T2 and nearly bought it when it had 35% off on the sony site but i was hoping for a new one to come out, the thing putting my off the T2 is the lack of somewhere to store the stylus, daft I know but Why have and need a stylus if there is nowhere to store it.
I will see how I go with this one and if a new sony one comes out by Christmas my husband's job will be easy..... then again?????
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