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It shows you the bookeen five books you are reading and you can scroll your entire library by gesturing left and right. They continue to find new ways to stand out from the competition and bring an interesting hardware design to the table and new software features like inertia and a great internet experience.

Text messaging is much faster due to a hardware keyboard. The essence of this front lite screen gives you the ability to read in the dark or under low-light conditions.

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The cover art has a twist that immediately captivates you with a unique experience. You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers. An e-paper display odysaey a high contrast allowing users to read in direct sunlight without requiring much power.

With a better and fast browser, cookie support and a cursor, it would have been a great reader for direct access to library books.

Users can get access to books from real libraries. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years.

Odysseyy makes managing large collections a little bit more viable. Bookeen has released its second generation Cybook Odyssey e-reader and has incorporated a front lite technology and a high resolution display. Many other readers need you to exit the menu to refresh the screen. Instead of doing it the traditional way, Bookeen has added another sub-menu to initiate these features.


You can tap on fit to screen, height, or width depending on what orientation you are reading the PDF on. With a search browser application you can surf the internet from your device. Honestly, I love e-readers that are touchscreen but still have buttons to give you a tectonic feel and a higher degree of interactivity.

The device has a dictionary that can be accessed offline. Bookeen is based in Paris France, so they tend to know a thing or two about the different languages in Europe.

This is quite evident in browsing the internet and looking at PDF Frnotlight. Asus Eee Reader DR The internet experience is fairly robust and you can easily surf the internet. There are around 10 different pre-loaded fonts types to choose from odysseyy they are ideal to mess around with if you have your own particular favorite.

This opens up a world of opportunity to load in your favorites or even foreign language ones with different ways to display characters. One interesting thing we found out is if ocyssey swipe to turn the page, you will get an instant full page refresh.

Not only can you adjust the font size, but the font type is selectable too. When you select a new font, you get a visual cue on what it will look like by the way the bookesn sizes increase as you scroll down. Does anyone know if the Odyssey HD handles book collections within its interface?

When it comes down to it, one of the features that really stands out is the front light technology.

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I found the light in the Bookeen model does not give you the pure white screen that the Kindle Paperwhite provides, but is a little bit better than the Kobo Glo. You can refine your library view by Genre, Tags, Author, Publisher, and other facets.


This e-paper display is much brighter and whiter than normal e-paper displays – it provides a better reading experience due to higher contrast. If you are looking for a quick, stable, and robust e-reader with a heavy emphasis on internal support, take a look at this model. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight. With a search browser application you can surf the internet from your device. The main home screen is where you will find yourself the boookeen often by clicking on the home button or exiting a book.

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I have another device with a similar design; it takes a lot more finger strength to hold than does my square Sony. Cellular networks have much wider signal coverage than WiFi. It has rounded edges and little angle grooves that allow you to hold it in one hand very easily.

If you are not a fan of the default font, you can easily select from 18 different font sizes to find your personal sweet spot. No true ebook collection management in your library Default store is weak Battery life lasts around a month.