Cybook Odyssey Update: we want YOU to be a beta-tester!

July 1st, 2014

You hoped for it, you asked for it, and we listened to you. We’re very happy to announce today that we’ll shortly be launching an update to the Cybook Odyssey, including the new interface and new features developed for the Cybook Ocean.

cybook odyssey

As it’s a major update, before making it publicly available, we’d like to have a short beta-test with a small group of experienced users.

So, Cybook Odyssey users, if you would like to be the first to discover all the new features our dev team has been working so hard on, hurry and sign up!

How can I participate?

Visit our online support and sign in to your Bookeen account.
Then “Submit a ticket” and request the Beta-test.
Don’t forget to fill in your name and the serial number of your Cybook Odyssey!
You’ll find the serial number on the back of your Cybook Odyssey, or in the “About” menu available from the home page of your Odyssey.
We’ll make the update available to you privately in the coming days, as soon as we’ve assembled our group of beta-testers!

Happy reading, and happy beta-testing!
Bookeen Team

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Cybook Ocean: thin like…

April 3rd, 2014

The Cybook Ocean will be the thinnest reader in the world at a mere 7mm! That’s really thin. So thin, it’s hard to imagine without seeing it! So how can we demonstrate it visually? Photo of a reader next to a pencil, next to a coin… been there, done that. So we’re looking for some new ideas.

How would you show just how thin the Cybook Ocean is? The most creative idea could win a Cybook Odyssey 2013!

To get you started, here’s a photo of our very first Cybook, from over 12 years ago, next to the Cybook Ocean. We’ve come a long way, baby!

CybookGen1 vs Cybook Ocean

Happy reading and good luck to all,

Bookeen Team

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Cybook Ocean at the Paris Book Fair

March 19th, 2014

Starting tomorrow at the Paris Book Fair (stand F13), Bookeen will present our line of Cybook readers, including the world premiere of the Cybook Ocean.

Cybook Ocean Hands

The Cybook Ocean will be available for testing on our stand. The Ocean is now announced for release between mid-May and mid-June, at a price of 179€. This reader offers a large 20.5cm (8″) screen, for 79% more reading area than a 6″ screen.

We’ve been working for the past two years to combine an extra-flat reader with an 8″ screen. As this format is new on the market, the supply of the screen has taken longer than expected.

Even if the product is not completely finalised, being able to hold one in your hands for the first time will show you that a reader with a large page size can also be extremely portable, especially encased in a new “slim” cover!

The Cybook Ocean will be available for pre-order at the Book Fair and within the coming weeks on our site.

Technical specifications

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Cybook Ocean : first look at the interface

February 18th, 2014

Uncluttered Display

This new, large reading display comes with a new airy, uncluttered interface, for easy access to all your ebooks. All the essential features on the home page, intuitive menus, new search feature, improved notes and text management; everything has been carefully thought out for the comfort of the reader.

Take a look at some of the new features:

Cybook Ocean interface

Text search

Place your finger on a word to show the definition, or to search for other appearances in the text. Search for any word by typing it into the search engine with the on-screen keyboard. Navigate through the text as you like, from one passage to the next, go back to the list of results, or continue reading where you started your search.

Notes management

Instantly add a highlight, note or bookmark, without interrupting your reading. Simply indicate the passage you want to highlight by marking the beginning and the end with two fingers, or tap the upper right corner to add a bookmark.
The notes manager allows you to navigate through all the notes in your book, modify them, delete them and add new ones.

Text display

A new settings window lets you personalise all the essential elements of the text display. Text size and font family, line-spacing, margins, justification are accessible and adjustable in seconds. For those who want even more control, the advanced menu offers additional options.

Your personalised library

The new library on the Ocean lets you organise your ebooks however you like. Create personalised collections by series, by author, sort by genre, for the first time directly on your Cybook.

More new features will be integrated and presented throughout the coming weeks…

Stay tuned…

Happy reading everyone,

Bookeen Team