|02-06-2010, 04:08 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2010
Device: sony 900
Sony PRS 900BC Ereader
Just received this wonderful device yesterday. The touch screen works very well, and the use of bookmarking, notes etc is remarkable. One warning: The screen is not bright. The e-ink blackness is fine, but the background is a dull grey and particularly noticeable in subdued light. The background greyness of the screen improves quite a bit in normal light especially outdoors which tends to help very much in the contrast between the background and the e-ink, and provides a more normal reading aura. I am an older person but my eye sight is excellent and can read most periodicals without my reading glasses. The bottom line is that a clip-on style reading light addition is a necessity in subdued or dark indoor light situations. Sony sells the PRSA-CL9 book cover which includes the light slide in the center of the book cover for $60., high but I feel is necessary. I purchased a "Mighty Bright" Telescoping Triple LED with an included transformer plug in and three AAA batteries for $22. an excellent clip-on light which works very well but tends to slightly unbalance the Ereader. I am in the process of going back to Sony to buy their light book cover.
|02-06-2010, 04:11 PM||#2|
Join Date: Dec 2009
Welcome to the forum jackinca, and congrats on the reader. Be sure and check out all the free books here at mobileread http://www.mobileread.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=126 that are ready to go for your Sony. You can also look a few forums down from that one and get many ePub books that will also work..... And here is a like to free ebooks from the Sony store http://ebooks.addall.com/sonyfree.html . Be sure to check back on the Sony link as the book content changes. A great bookstore is http://www.kobobooks.com/ , they are often cheaper than the Sony store (I for one do not use the Sony store at all)
Again, congrats and have fun!
|02-06-2010, 04:45 PM||#3|
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Denver, CO
Device: Kindle2; Galaxy SIII; Xoom; Kindle Fire
Congratulations! And welcome to MobileRead! I've had my 900 about two weeks now and am it has become my go-to reader. The 505 screen is definitely better, but the 900 is not bad at all and it's features make it a bit more convenient to use.
In addition to Bremen's help above be sure and check whether you local library loans ebooks. Mine does and it's a wonderful way to read new releases without any cost at all (well other than taxes, right? ).
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