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Bookeen Cybook Opus e-Book Reader - OPEN BOX

by Bookeen
6 customer reviews

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  • E-Ink screen 5 (3 x 4 - 76mm x 101mm)
  • Resolution 600 x 800 - 200 dpi
  • Black & White 4 levels grey-scale
  • Daylight readable
  • Portrait and landscape mode
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Product Description

Paper books are gradually becoming obsolete. E-Book readers download books as files for display on a large LCD screen. Up to 1,000 novels can be stored in 1GB memory. That means you can carry a library of books in a device that weighs less than 6 ounces - about the weight of a paperback. E-books are often sold at lower prices than their paper editions. Furthermore, many are available at no cost from public domain websites off the Internet. So why use paperbooks. This is the environmentally correct and more convenient way to store and read books. The Cybook Opus Book Reader is your route to upgrading your literary lifestyle. The Cybook Opus is the newest ebook reading device from the company that has pioneered the ebook reader market since 1998 - Bookeen. This pocket sized reader can be held in one hand and fits perfectly in any purse, briefcase or pocket!
With the Cybook Opus, you can access more than 200,000 digital contemporary books from hundreds of publisher sources like Random House, Simon & Schuster, Penguin, Harlequin, and more. These digital books are in Adobe secured format (EPUB or PDF), the available catalog increases very quickly and gains several hundreds titles per month. Available digital books are available at a substantial discount when compared to paper books.
Cybook Opus can also read free classical books in HTML, PDF, EPUB or TXT file formats. Cybook supports all these document formats directly and without any conversion. To transfer your documents to the Cybook, you just need to connect your Cybook to a PC with your USB cable and copy your data in the Cybook memory. You can also use a microSD card and copy your data in it. Many public libraries have e-books available at no cost. Check your local library's website. Rechargeable and replaceable Internal Battery LI-Polymer (1000mAh), 8 000 page flips - 2 weeks battery life average per full charge Micro SD slot for adding optional Micro

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.8 x 8.9 inches ; 1.1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • ASIN: B002PY1PH6
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #414,636 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at September 15, 2009

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Customer Reviews

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Shantimar on November 24, 2010
I chose the opus after weeks of looking around. I browsed mobile reading forums, read dozens of reviews (technical and user reviews), including here at the kindle page, weighing the pros and cons of many brands and models, and trying to figure out what are my own needs.
Why I chose the Cybook Opus then?

- I only want an ereader to read books. I don't fancy printer/fax/scanners, I don't like taking pictures with my mobile (the best mobile is substandard compared with even a cheap digital camera); I want each machine to do what it is meant to do and do it well. When a machine does many different things, it cannot do each of them excellently. We have a HP printer/scanner/fax at the office and the scanning quality is horrid, not to mention that as a printer it is very slow compared to our dedicated printer.
- The light weight is a big plus for me: not only for buses, subway and out-of town travel, but also at home, for armchair and bed reading with one hand. With print books, it sometimes happens, if they're big, that I have to position on a pillow, to avoid wrist strain. Not anymore! The weight wouldn't be as light if the ereader also had a keyboard, mp3 support, read to me and all those other features.
- I don't like devices which have wireless antennas in my hands for too long. I won't enter here into a discussion about electromagnetic fields and cancer: there are places where you can read more than you want to know, so look it up if you want. Suffice it to say that I'm trying to limit mobile phone use to a bare minimum, and neither my keyboard, mouse, home phone or router is wireless. So an ereader, which will be touching my hands for long periods of time, has to be without an antenna too. And, in case you don't know, antennae do function even when the device is off.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 9, 2011
Currently, I have all three sitting in front of me. The K3 is the biggest and heaviest, although not by much. After all, the K3 has a 6" screen with a keyboard, whereas both the Opus and PRS-350 have a 5" display and no keyboard. The K3 offers G3 connectivity in addition to USB, whereas the PRS-350 and Opus only have USB. So, as a Kindle owner, you can buy books anywhere in the world where a G3 connection works. In addition, you can transfer all those free eBooks found on the Gutenberg project or - just get the correct format.
One of the important aspects of an eBook is the readability of the Screen and that's where you see the generation difference: The Opus sports a first generation eInk passive display, whereas both the PRS-350 and the Kindle K3 have second generation displays. The K3 display is passiv, whereas the PRS-350 is touch sensitive, which reduces the contrast slightly. Held next to each other, the K3 has by far the best screen, followed by the PRS-350 and then by the Opus. The difference is most noticeable in dim light, where I can still easily read the K3, the PRS-350 to a lesser degree and the Opus requiring a clip-on light.
As for the haptic experience, I prefer both the K3 and the Opus to the PRS-350. The latter has a metal frame which feels cold. In addition, with the touch sensitive screen, I have to pay attention not to touch the screen inadvertantly.
In summary, for me, the K3 is the clear winner, both in terms of ergonomics and overall consumer convenience, followed by the Opus and trailed by the Sony PRS-350.
As for purchasing ebooks, I use my PC and not the K3. The PC screen and keyboard are still a superior browsing experience. However, due to G3, I can easily access ebooks I purchased from Amazon (USD 0.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 4, 2011
This is a nifty device. It's just that little bit smaller than most of the other ereaders out there, which is why I chose it. Believe it or not, with it's slick leather case, it still fits nicely in my jacket pocket (where I used to keep a paperback) and in some of my pants it even fits in the pants pockets. It supports most formats but reading pdf without reflow is a nightmare, so I suggest you don't even try that. The new epub format is supported and looks great, as do HTML and a few other formats. Also, it has an extremely large storage space (1gb!), and an easy access miniSD expansion slot.

I bought the very first version of this device and it does crash once in a while, in which case you have to remove the battery to reset. Not sure if there are new firmware versions out there, and if it supports user upgrading. It did crash on a dodgy pdf-to-html conversion though, so it might have been party my fault.
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