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Bookeen Cybook (3rd Generation)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of Bookeen Cybook (3rd Generation). The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. Comments about the size and performance are overall positive. The screen and portability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability and price.

usability, portability, screen, performance, size

price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Bookeen Cybook (3rd Generation) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Bookeen Cybook GEN3


The Cybook is an ultra-light reading device based on E ink screen technology. Its screen possesses a paper-like high contrast appearance and is readable even under direct sunlight. This unique device offers an impressive battery lifetime of 8,000 page...

Jul, 2009

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Bookeen Cybook Gen3 review


The Cybook Gen3 looks like a stripped-down version of the BeBook, with a similar matt black finish.

Nov, 2008


Expert review by : Sandra Vogel (

Bookeen Cybook Gen3


eBooks are set to make a big impact in 2008. Is the Cybook Gen3 the most usable e-reader yet? Updated with video review.

Of all the dedicated eBook readers I've seen this is definitely the best. Slim and portable it is very ergonomic to use and doesn't try to do too much. Sure, I have some niggles, but none of them are deal breakers. This is the first eBook reader I've...

Nov, 2008

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Bookeen - Cybook Gen3


Ebook readers aren't everybody's cup of tea, but if you are drawn to this class of device then you can't do better than the Cybook Gen3. It is a great little appliance that gets a lot ...

I'm a sucker for books and have been testing ebook readers on PC, handheld and as standalone devices for as long as I can remember. The Cybook Gen3 is simply the best standalone option I have seen. This doesn't mean it is perfect. But it is one piece...

Mar, 2008

Product Specifications


Color of product:Black


Color of product:Black


Display Diagonal:6
Gray scale levels:4
Resolution (black and white, standard mode):166

Energy Management

Battery Life:8000
Battery performance:1000
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3
Document formats supported:PDF
Image formats supported:GIF, PNG


Compatible memory cards:SD
Internal storage capacity:0.0625

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:Windows\nLinux\nMac
Dimensions (WxDxH):4.65 x 7.4 x 0.335

Ports & interfaces

Headphone Out:Y


Battery Capacity:1000
Battery Life:8000
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)


Processor frequency:200


Operating system installed:Linux

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported: Yes

Technical Details

I/O ports:2.5 mm\nMini USB B

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (W x D x H):4.7 x 7.4 x 0.3
Dimensions (W x D x H) (imperial):4.7 x 7.4 x 0.3