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2009-2010: The Cybook Opus

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Bookeen Story : Chapter 3

Following the success of the the Gen3, the first e-ink Cybook, in early 2008 Bookeen lays the groundwork for a new project which will become the Cybook Opus.

Cybook Opus

From the beginning, the intent is for the Opus to be a “nomad”. It must be compact (pocket-sized), lightweight, and easy to use. Bookeen takes on the product design in-house in addition to developing the proprietary Boo Reader software, setting Bookeen apart from the numerous companies who, inspired by the success of the Cybook Gen3, Amazon Kindle, and Sony Reader, begin selling OEM readers under their own brands. This marks the inauguration of readers “Made In Bookeen”.

This preliminary design was not selected

The design is honed through many iterations for the most comfortable, lightest shape possible. The first design, after considerable refinement, is finally abandoned in favour of what would be the definitive, ultra-compact design of the Opus, and the Cybook Opus is launched in August 2009 in white, then in mid-2010, in a rainbow of 8 different colours, which become the Opus’ design signature. This new Cybook is the lightest in the world, at only 150 grams.With its 5-inch screen it fits in even the smallest hand and can be easily slipped into a handbag or even a jacket pocket.

This reader also marks the arrival of epub. The Opus will even allow the reader to switch between epub and mobi format for some time, until Amazon (who bought Mobipocket to develop their catalogue) makes the format completely proprietary, and the Cybooks definitively adopt the open, standard epub format.

The Cybook Opus becomes a real success. Sold in over 50 countries, it travels around the globe, the happy nomad it was meant to be, as you can see in the photos sent by Bookeeners the world over for our first Cybook Parade!

See all the photos sent in by our Bookeeners on Pinterest:

And retrace Bookeen’s first 10 years in photos, here:

Cybook Opus Longest Road, Australia

Cybook Opus at the beginning of the Longest Road, in Australia. Photo by Marie J.

Cybook Opus and Orizon, now more affordable than ever!

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Starting today, Bookeen makes ebooks more accessible by offering great deals on Cybook Opus and Cybook Orizon.

The Cybook Opus, at under 130€: the lightest 5″ reader in the world, the Cybook Opus is the perfect companion. Slip it into your pocket to read whenever and wherever you like. Load it with up to 1000 books* and you’ll always have something to read!

The Cybook Orizon, at under 150€: its sleek profile, the thinnest in the world, offers a 6″ touchscreen, and thanks to the built-in WiFi connection, download your next book in just seconds.

All Cybooks benefit from Bookeen’s years of expertise as a pioneer in electronic books since 1998.

Order your Cybook from our Bookeen Store, or from one of our resellers.

*internal memory 1Gb, expandable via microSD memory card.

Bookeen at the Paris Book Fair 2011

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Come meet Bookeen at the Paris Book Fair 2011! Like every year, it’s a great opportunity to discover our Cybook ebook readers, with the Orizon and the Opus on display, but also to meet our team, who will be there to talk about ereaders, ebooks, technology, and of course reading.

Bookeen will be waiting for you at Stand D04.

This year, Bookeen puts you in the mood for reading starting in the subway and tram station Porte de Versailles, with a poster campaign specially dedicated to “devourers of books”. These posters are visible from the 9th of March to the 22nd.

Here’s a sneak peek from our fearless reporter on the spot:

Bookeen posters in metro Porte de Vincennes

Bookeen posters in metro Porte de Vincennes

See you very soon at the Book Fair,

Bookeen Team


Bookeen at the 2011 Paris Book Fair – Stand D04

Paris Porte de Versailles – Pavillon 1
Boulevard Victor, Paris 15th

From Friday 18 to Monday 21 March 2011
Friday 18: 10 am – 11 pm
Saturday 19 & Sunday 20: 10 am – 8 pm
Monday 21: 9am – 1pm reserved for proffessionals, 1pm – 6pm open to the public

Métro : Line 12 / Porte de Versailles – Line 8 / Balard
Tramway: Line T2 & T3, stop Porte de Versailles

You’ll find all the details on the Paris Book Fair’s official site.

Cybook Opus: the best of

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Bookeen is very proud that the Cybook Opus has been declared the best reading device by Germany’s prestigious consumer site, who have awarded it the Stiftung Warentest prize out of a total of 14 devices, after precise and rigourous testing.

Our german-speaking readers can get more information and read the complete test here.

Cybook Opus: the best of