In 2007, there were already ebook readers. Most of them were large, ridiculously heavy, with lcd screens. Bookeen's was called the "Cyber Book" or Cybook Gen1: it weighed 1kg, had a 256 colour touchscreen, an internet connection and a battery life of about 4 hours... October 2007: presenting the Cybook Gen3 Then in October, Bookeen … Continue reading 2007-2017: The Cybook Gen3 is 10 years old!
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Bookeen Story: Chapter 6 2012 brings the most important innovation since the introduction of the first e-ink readers, in 2007. E-ink’s major advantage is its supremely comfortable paper-like display, for a reading experience comparable to a paper book, a vast improvement over backlit screens such as those of tablets or smartphones. And, like a paper … Continue reading 2012: The age of enlightenment
Bookeen Story: Chapter 5 2011 brings two revolutions for Bookeen: the arrival of the Cybook Odyssey, and strong partnerships with major European bookstore chains. After the nomadic Opus and the slim and elegant Orizon, the Odyssey is the result of several years of research to accelerate the migration of the electronic ink in the screen. … Continue reading 2011: The Cybook Odyssey
Bookeen Story: Chapter 4 In light of the success of the 5-inch Cybook Opus, Bookeen decides to complete their offer with a larger model. In addition, this new Cybook will offer an on-board bookstore, accessible via wifi, and a touchscreen interface. The goal of creating a super-thin device requires Bookeen’s team to perform technical prowesses, … Continue reading Late 2010: The Cybook Orizon and the Bookeen Store
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. From the beginning, the intent is for the Opus to be a “nomad”. It must be compact (pocket-sized), lightweight, and easy to … Continue reading 2009-2010: The Cybook Opus
After the adventure of Cybook 1 & 2, a new product and goals for the founders of Bookeen. The priorities: better screen visibility, especially outside, and reduced eye fatigue; better autonomy, to take advantage of the improved reading comfort; and of course, a price below 500€. In October 2007, Bookeen releases the Cybook Gen3, a … Continue reading 2007: Cybook Gen3
A little riddle… I weigh 1kg, offer a touch-screen with a 256 colour display, an internet connection and 4 hours autonomy, who am I? I am the Cyber book Gen1, better known as the Cybook 1st generation! This little riddle is just the beginning. Take a trip with us over the next few weeks back … Continue reading Happy birthday Bookeen!