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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Bookeen Cybook Opus eBook Reader - CYBPE10W

I haven’t seen it so this is not a review. This is just a heads up that another eBook reader has dropped below $100.00. At just $79.99 at Amazon and Buy.com this is an aggressively priced reader. I still like the Augen I reviewed better due to it’s ability to do other things and still act as a darn good eBook reader. However as a strictly dedicated eBook reader this looks pretty good.

If you have one or have reviewed it, please comment here and leave a link for your review.   Amazon had several reviews on it that ranged from 1 star to 5 stars.  Amazon also has skinw for the unit that allow you to "gussie" it up to your personal taste.  You  may have to call on price though, this appears to be a dramatic price drop from $144.00 and I've gotten inconsistent results on price using the Amazon link.  

From the Buy.com site:
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…. These digital books are in AdobeTM secured format (EPUB or PDF), the available catalogue grows very quickly and gain several hundreds titles per month.

Cybook Opus can also read free classical books in HTML, PDF, EPUB or TXT

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 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.

Tech Specs:
Black & White 4 levels grey-scale
Daylight readable
E-Ink screen 5 (3 x 4 - 76mm x 101mm)
G-sensor for motion detection
Keys - On/Off; Reset; 5-way navigation; Menu button; Back button; Page forward/page backward
Memory - RAM - 32 MB; Storage (NAND) - 1 GB / MicroSD slot for expanded storage
Micro SD slot for adding optional MicroSD  cards for expanded storage capabilities / Mini USB slave
OS - Linux 2.6 / Adobe ePUB/PDF Reader / Multi-format reader includes HTML, TXT, JPG, GIF, PNG
Portrait and landscape mode
Rechargeable and replaceable Internal Battery LI-Polymer (1000mAh), 8 000 page flips
2 weeks battery life average per full charge
Resolution 600 x 800 - 200 dpi
Samsung ARM, 400 MHz processor

The box of the Cybook Opus contains everything you need to get started! - Cybook Opus eBook reading device with rechargeable battery; USB cable; Quick start guide; Black polyurethane-leather protection sleeve
Unit Dimensions - Height 151 mm - 6 x Length 108 mm - 4.2 x Width 10mm - 0.4; Weight 150 g - 5.3 oz

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