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Old 07-31-2008, 10:29 AM   #1
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Where is the PRS505 manufactured?

Hi All

I was just wondering if the PRS505 is made in Japan like my old trusty PRS500.

I was really impressed with the build quality of my reader and am now considering upgrading to the 505 when they are released in sunny UK.

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ps sorry if this has been covered b4
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The 505 is made in China, but the build quality is just as excellent (if not better).
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The 505 is made in China
bummer ...
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Old 07-31-2008, 11:16 AM   #4
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From what I hear it was designed in Japan.
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Old 07-31-2008, 11:44 AM   #5
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Most products manufactured in China do seem to have some quality issues. But as long as the new PRS505 still has that solid feel/look coupled with good reliability, I don't care where it's made.

Thanks for the info igorsk!
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Well, Apple products are made in China too. Does that make them shoddy?
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Most products manufactured in China do seem to have some quality issues.
I think that's a wild exageration.

I am an amateur astronomer, and the Chinese optical industry has revolutioned that hobby by providing low-cost, high quality telescopes at a fraction of the price they'd cost if made in western countries, Japan, etc. They are high quality and superb value for money.
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