Following the announcement last week of the new Cybook Odyssey HD FrontLight, Bookeen can now reveal a few more details and technical specifications about its new e-reader and what makes it different to other devices which are currently available on the market.
More about the FrontLight by Bookeen
The light is guided to the surface of the display through a thin light layer. It illuminates the text and enhances the contrast. The FrontLight solution turns the eBook screen into a spectacular white page. The light is not emitted from the back or from above. It is a completely innovative technology which creates a layer of light. Therefore, FrontLight evenly illuminates the screen and makes reading much easier. Michaël Dahan, Bookeen CEO: “With the Cybook Odyssey HD FrontLight we have designed a device for readers who want to enjoy their favorite books at any time of day wherever they are.”
The FrontLight is inbuilt with a great lighting system which is easy on the eyes, offering an amazing reading experience.
A new generation of E Ink HD display
The Cybook Odyssey HD display (758 x 1024 resolution) is the most advanced e-reader display. It has 62% more pixels than current e-readers and is extremely comfortable for your eyes.
Laurent Picard, Bookeen General Manager: “With so many dots per inch, text has never been so sharp and pictures have never been so crisp on an E Ink display: our algorithms which have been optimised over the years really show their true potential. With the FrontLight allowing people to read in all lighting conditions, we offer an unprecedented experience in terms of reading comfort.”
When and Where will the Cybook Odyssey HD FrontLight be available?
In France this new Cybook will be released in November within Cultura, Virgin Megastore, Decitre, Le Furet du Nord… and other leading European retailers will be announced soon including in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Spain…
The pre-order campaign will start this Friday October 26th on Bookeen.com and soon with Bookeen’s partnering stores.
Based in Paris, France, selling Cybooks in more than 50 countries, the Bookeen team – experts in e-books since 1998 – have developed numerous e-reading solutions over the past 13 years (Hardware and software). Bookeen is proud to be bringing innovation to the market through this new FrontLight technology or HSIS, a technology featured for the first time in its Cybook Odyssey device.
Bookeen also offers its very own bookstore solution, featured on the Cybook Orizon & Odyssey devices and accessible online at BookeenStore.com
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|Display||6 inch E Ink Pearl V220|
|Resolution||758 X 1024 (HD)|
|FrontLight||Invisible laminated light guide film
|CPU||Cortex A8 Texas Instruments OMAP3611 (800MHz)|
|RAM||128MB Low Power DDR|
|Size||166 x 120 x 9,4 mm|
|Weight||180 g / 6.35 oz|
|Memory||2GB iNAND + MicroSDHC up to 32GB|
|Buttons||Dedicated buttons to turn pages + main Menu/ FrontLight button|
|Software features||PDF reflow/ notes/ bookmarks/ highlights/ dictionary/ 20 font sizes/ personalization screensaver mode|
|Web Browser||WebKit based|
|User interface||HSIS, ultra-reactive|
Weeks of battery life, even with activated FrontLight
|Content ebook formats||EPUB, PDF, Adobe DRM, HTML, TXT, FB2|
|Content picture formats||JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, ICO, TIF, PSD|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n)|
|User Interface available in 23 languages
French (Le Nouveau Littré) , Italian & German (Wiktionaries)
|Firmware Upgrades||OTA (Over The Air), SD card, USB connection|
|Activation||OTA (Over The Air), USB connection|
|Shop interface||HD Mobile optimized webshop
|USB||Micro-USB 2.0 for transferring files and charging|
|Offered content||+ 100 books included|
|Warranty||1 year full service warranty|