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Old 12-19-2009, 09:40 PM   #1
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Hello. . .new PRS300

Just want to check in and say hello. Got a Sony prs 300 for my BD. Now I need to shop for accessories. If anyone has suggestions about a good place on-line to shop I’d appreciate the advice.
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Old 12-19-2009, 10:45 PM   #2
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I would suggest a PSP charger so you can charge from a wall outlet. Lots of threads on charging which probably won't hurt to read (but take up lots of time) but to make a long story short - the mini USB cable will charge from the USB port on the computer in addition to transferring books, but to charge from a wall outlet you need to use the round hole. Seems like the majority try the mini USB with a wall adapter and that doesn't charge it.

Also, I'm probably in the minority here, but I love the Sony cover with the built in light. Works good on night flights.
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Old 12-20-2009, 10:36 AM   #3
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I bought a nice leather M-Edge case for mine...really like it, great quality.
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Old 12-20-2009, 01:16 PM   #4
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I bought a case and then returned it because I found the included slip cover worked well for me. The two accessories I have are:
1. a book light so I can read at night. I bought a cheap $10 clip on designed for regular books but it works fine for the sony.
2. a PSP charger (I got mine for $8 at Best Buy). The reader requires a "host mode" charger (i.e. mimics a computer) and most USB chargers don't have that feature. You can buy a sony reader charger for $25 or a PSP (Play Station Portable) charger for $8, both of which will do the job. Search this forum for model numbers.

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Old 12-20-2009, 11:08 PM   #5
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Also, I'm probably in the minority here, but I love the Sony cover with the built in light. Works good on night flights.
I like it as well - I have a white Sony cover for regular use, but the cover with the light works really well for low/no light situations. I was concerned that it would be too bulky, and naturally it is a bit bigger and heavier than the regular cover, but it's well-designed.
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My experience is a bit different with the case/light combo. I found the light too weak for my poor old eyes..... I returned it and got the regular case. Case is perfect, and I can still carry the 300 in a coat pocket. For a light I picked up one for $8.99 at Target and it works perfect. I clip it on the case and can read comfortably anywhere. For some the Sony combo case is enough, but for many a smaller case and after market light is a better set up. Heck, do what I did, buy the combo case and if it doesn't work out just return it.

I am very please with the 300, glad I did not spend more for the 600 since the 300 does everything I need....
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Old 12-21-2009, 10:33 AM   #7
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Thanks much for these suggestions, I think I'll try a clip-on first. I found my HP docking station will charge from one of it's USB ports with my laptop turned off.
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I STRONGLY recommend getting a PSP charger or a power/data cable. They're very cheap, and are the only thing you should use to charge the Readers. Be careful charging from a usb port--it may actually DRAIN your battery. This really happens.

I also bit the bullet and got the Sony stock cover that fits in the little holes along the spine. It is compact, handy and has the magnets to hold the cover closed. I like the similar 500 and 505 covers, so I splurged. I really don't like the M-Edge covers--corner straps are cheeezy and they tend to cover some control button. I can't even give away my unused M-Edge cover (black leather), which I put my Reader in once and decided quickly that I far prefer the stock Sony covers.

BTW, PSP power/data cables are available online at dealextreme for under $5, shipped.
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Old 12-26-2009, 09:26 PM   #9
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I received a Mighty Bright XtraFlex2 that I ordered from Amazon today. It works better than I expected and matches my Reader (silver). My curiosity will probably lead me to buy the Sony cover with light at some point.

I ordered a PSP AC Adapter at DealExtreme (thanks DrMoze). Thanks again to all for the helpful suggestions.
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Old 12-27-2009, 06:23 AM   #10
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My PRS300-accesories are the standard leather(like?) cover and a might bright travelflex.
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Old 01-12-2010, 05:41 PM   #11
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My favourite accessory is a length of particularly fine Piano wire so I can simultaneously strangle and garrotte myself because the damn thing wont allow DRM protected content (Prs-300 piece of S&$t)
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My favourite accessory is a length of particularly fine Piano wire so I can simultaneously strangle and garrotte myself because the damn thing wont allow DRM protected content (Prs-300 piece of S&$t)
Yea, umm good luck with that. Sorry you are having problems with the 300, but I'm sure there will be many thousands of users that will refute the piece of crap statement, myself being one.

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None in mine either. Still loving my 300 after 3 months
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