Bookeen is proud to present our new e-reader Nolim, developped in partnership with Carrefour, a retail giant with more than 11,900 stores worldwide who is moving into the e‑reader market with the Nolim!
In 2016, Bookeen and Nolim decided to put forward their personal vision for a reinvented e-reader. A simple idea soon took shape: an e-reader that would first and foremost be a book… but better.
Like a book, the new Nolim ereader slip into your pocket, so you can read anywhere, anytime. Like a book, it can handle being dropped. And just like a book, it doesn’t tire your eyes, even after hours of avid reading.
But, Bookeen wanted it to be more than just a book. We wanted to be able to buy our next book in a single click, wherever we are. To be able to read at night, without needing to switch on a lamp. To be able to take all our favourite books with us wherever we go. Because just a book is not enough.
Bookeen, the ereader specialist, and Nolim, Carrefour’s digital culture brand are very proud to announce the launch of an ereader which completely redefines the category, a category that Bookeen helped to create over 10 years ago.
What is Nolim?
Losing yourself in a book is an intimate, private moment where emotion is paramount. With this in mind, the designers sought inspiration in the feelings that reading provokes, and tried to build them into the product. And so, this new kind of book gradually took shape. With the Nolim e-reader, the size, style, ergonomics, and tactile feel combine for the user’s genuine reading pleasure.
The Nolim e-reader is not a piece of technology; it’s a new kind of book. The designers behind the Nolim wanted to assert this vision of the e-reader by incorporating the cover into a single item that is both elegant and practical. Just as when you settle down to read you first open the book, the Nolim is turned on and off by opening its cover.
A key aspect of its design is its silicone casing. Selected to ensure that the Nolim really was a robust and easily transportable object that could withstand everyday use, the casing provides the same soft sensation as paper.
The Nolim reader is built around a page of electronic ink which is very comfortable for the eyes, and offers a whole host of possibilities which traditional books do not. With its built-in Wi-Fi, the Nolim has direct access to a library of more than 260,000 titles which can be downloaded in less than a minute. It also features an incredibly soft transparent self-lighting screen which lets you keep reading when you turn the lights off, without tiring out your eyes.
Lastly, Bookeen and Nolim wanted the e-reader to come in different colors, so readers can choose from a selection of five: turquoise, red, orange, anthracite, and light grey.