Following the announcement last week of the new Cybook Odyssey HD FrontLight, Bookeen can now reveal a few more details and technical specifications about its new e-reader and what makes it different to other devices which are currently available on the market. The light is guided to the surface of the display through a thin light layer. It illuminates the text and enhances the contrast. The FrontLight solution turns the eBook screen into a spectacular white page. The light is not emitted from the back or from above. It is a completely innovative technology which creates a layer of light.
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Bookeen Cybook Odyssey HD FrontLight, Wi-Fi, 6in - Black
Offering a front-lit e-reader isn't reserved just for the heaviest hitters. Its lengthily-named upgrade to the original Odyssey focuses on the read-anywhere light, and a lightweight body, as its standout aspects -- at just under 6. Claims of display superiority are a bit suspicious when Bookeen touts the same 62 percent jump in resolution that we saw in the Kindle Paperwhite, but we'll appreciate the extra crispness alongside a tweaked interface and a new PDF reflow option. Readers who balk at going with the dominant device makers can pick up the Cybook HD FrontLight in November, when we'll also learn whether or not Bookeen can offer a challenge on price.
Bookeen Cybook Odyssey HD Frontlight vs PocketBook Touch
Why is the new Cybook Odyssey HD FrontLight the best illuminated e-reader ever?
Billing the new offering as a "revolution" in the eBook reader market, the firm was especially keen to highlight the Cybook Odyssey HD's impressive E Ink display, which features a x pixel resolution with a density of DPI - marginally better on paper than the Kindle Fire's x pixel screen at PPI. The Cybook Odyssey HD also boasts a supermodel-style slimline physique, weighing just g and measuring a mere 9. By way of contrast, the Kindle Fire — finally due to arrive in the UK in a couple of weeks — is a positively porky g with a Bookeen is also pushing the Cybook Odyssey HD's FrontLight display solution as a key selling point, with the device featuring a choice of twenty levels of light power - easily adjustable via a regulator on the touch screen — to optimise the digital reading experience across multiple environments, conserving power where appropriate and resulting in "weeks" of single-charge use based on active daily deployment of around 30 minutes. Company CEO Michael Dahan put the Cybook Odyssey HD's impressive positioning down to Bookeen's expertise in its chosen market — it was one of the first firms to deal specifically with the digital reading concept when it was founded in the relative dark ages of , fully coming of age five years ago with the introduction of its E Ink technology.