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5.0 out of 5 stars Not just for reading books!, 18 Oct 2009
This review is from: Sony E Reader (Electronics)
I was given my Ereader as a birthday present as I am an avid and very fast reader, especially when I'm on holiday, so it seemed the perfect present to lighten my load when travelling.

However, I have since found that my Ereader is far more versatile and has been time, money and space saving in other areas of my life as well.

What I haven't seen mentioned by other reviewers, and please forgive me if I have missed this in someone else's review, but I have found the Ereader a fantastic way of storing PDF and other Document files. As a very mature student, teacher and support co-ordinator, I have been able to store lots of research items, saving on printing costs and being able to bookmark pages has been really useful. I also have just bought a Blackberry and have put its manual on my Ereader for easy reference, rather than just saving it on my laptop or printing its many pages. The Ereader is much lighter and smaller to carry than my Laptop.

My Ereader goes everywhere with me and has probably already saved me its retail value by not having to print or photocopy so many pages.

I also use it to listen to audio books or music when I am having trouble sleeping or am travelling alone and don't want to be disturbed by fellow travellers. You can listen to music while reading, which is excellent on a flight if your mobile doesn't have "Flight mode" and you do not have or want to carry a separate MP3 player.

I have would have liked more typeface size options but this is probably nitpicking. I was given a cover with integral light and both Ereader and Light have survived me dropping them when I have fallen asleep reading.

My husband is also happy as he is not disturbed by me having a bedside light on to read or the sound of turning pages.
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Initial post: 4 Jan 2013 18:14:59 GMT
Last edited by the author on 4 Jan 2013 18:50:35 GMT
I have a Kindle, which I love, but I can borrow an excellent choice of free books from my library if I get a Sony.
This review has helped me decide to buy a Sony and sell the Kindle especially as it informs me that I will be able to use it to listen to MP3 audio books. I won't lose the Kindle books I have bought because I can still read them on my ipad.
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