The Buyer's Guide

Find it, buy it and tell us how you really feel.

Sony Reader PRS-500

75
Global
Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
75

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

CNET says:

Though the Sony PRS-500 Portable Reader System is an impressive platform for reading e-books and other documents, the price and availability of compatible "books" makes it a tougher sell.
Read Full Review

Scores

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

User Reviews

10
funkwaffle
The slow refresh rate on the e-ink display makes the PRS-500 frustrating to...read more
80
Ultim8Fury
Since I bought it 3 years ago I've rarely left the house without it. I've...read more
80
skipjack
I have enjoyed my E-Reader, the fact it's not locked into Sony's book...read more
Write a Review
 
73
Average Critic Score

Storage capacity

80
 

Display / readability

90
 

Portability (size / weight)

80
 

Document support

60
 

Design and form factor

73
 

Ease of use

70
 

Durability

80
 

Store and selection of titles

60
 

Battery life

80
 

How It Stacks Up

71

Engadget

71
 

Critic

67
 

User

90
 
93

Engadget

94
 

Critic

Not yet scored
 

User

100
 

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

Not yet scored
 

User

Not yet scored
 
94

Engadget

94
 

Critic

86
 

User

93
 
Similar Products

How It Stacks Up

71

Engadget

71
 

Critic

67
 

User

90
 
93

Engadget

94
 

Critic

Not yet scored
 

User

100
 

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

Not yet scored
 

User

Not yet scored
 
94

Engadget

94
 

Critic

86
 

User

93
 
Video

Related Video

Kindle Oasis Review

Kindle Oasis Review

Posted   05.02.16

The Latest

06.19.18
Some of the most popular PS4 titles now cost just $20
06.19.18 in

Some of the most popular PS4 titles now cost just $20

'PlayStation Hits’ includes ‘Bloodborne’ and ‘Metal Gear Solid V.’

View
ear iconeye icontext filevr