Sony PRS-600 Reader Touch Edition review

The Sony PRS-600 Reader Touch Edition replaces the buttons of the older 505 model with a touch-screen interface. This is more aesthetically pleasing than the QWERTY keyboard crammed onto the Kindle. Rather than press a button to turn the page, you swipe a finger left or right across the screen to flip pages.

You can double-click on a word to bring up the built-in dictionary and highlight interesting words or passages. You can also scribble notes using your finger or the included stylus. The Sony Reader uses USB for file transfer. Books are managed and transferred using the eBook Library program. There’s also support for Google Books (


But there’s a rather big catch. The Reader Touch Edition has a reflective screen, and you can see your own face beaming back at you. The reflective screen adds absolutely nothing, but takes away just about everything.

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