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Bookeen Cybook Odyssey

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 reviews of Bookeen Cybook Odyssey. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and battery. The screen and design also get good views. There are some mixed views about the performance. Many are critical about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Bookeen Cybook Odyssey is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Matt Hanson (

Bookeen Cybook Odyssey review


Can this touch-ready eBook give the Kindle a run for its money?

Touch screen ; Good E-Ink display ; Wi-Fi connection ; MicroSD

Not as slick as Amazon's eBook ; Expensive

Overall it's a good device, though not quite as slick as the Kindle. It's also quite expensive.

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Kat Orphanides (

Bookeen Cybook Odyssey HD Frontlight review


Great backlight and screen quality, but it's more expensive than rivals and its accelerometer and capacitive screen hinder more than help

The issue we experienced with the reader's uncooperative orientation detection doesn't happen very often, but it's still annoying. We were also unimpressed by Bookeen's choice of a capacitive touchscreen rather than an optical touchscreen which can be...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Kat Orphanides (

Bookeen Cybook Odyssey review


Despite some unusual features, this eReader is too expensive to recommend over its very competent rivals

At around £130, the Odyssey is surprisingly expensive for a touchscreen eBook reader. It costs more than both the outstanding

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (

Bookeen Cybook Odyssey


Bookeen is back in black with the Cybook Odyssey ebook reader. But is its tale worth telling?

Highly attractive design ; Excellent build ; Inbuilt book store little use for UK readers

Poor multi-touch implementation ; No English dictionary (yet) ; Limited online skills

The Cybook Odyssey loses out to the Kindle here, but gains back some cred with its expandable memory and 3.5mm headphone jack. These have been left out of Amazon's latest ereader - judged of little use in a single-function device - but some people will...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Gerald Lynch (

REVIEW: Bookeen Cybook Odyssey HD FrontLight eReader


The Cybook Odyssey HD FrontLight sees Bookeen add a backlight and an improved screen resolution to the Cybook Odyssey eReader. But has the company fixed the issues that dragged down the last model, and can the HD FrontLight prove itself to be anything...

The Bookeen Cybook Odyssey HD FrontLight was a great opportunity for Bookeen to right the mistakes made with preceding eReader, the Cybook Odyssey. However, it's sadly pretty much the same eReader as last time with a light built-in instead. Like the...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Gerald Lynch (

REVIEW: Bookeen Cybook Odyssey touchscreen eReader


Looking for a digital page-turner but don't like the sound of Amazon's Kindle or a pricey tablet device? Bookeen's Cybook Odyssey boasts an E-Ink screen, touchscreen controls and one of the nicest designs we've ever seen for an eReader. But does it...

The Bookeen Cybook Odyssey isn't a bad eBook reader. It's got a superb industrial design, a screen as readable as any on the market and a fast processor that sees all menus and page turns fly along at a good pace. The problem is, it makes too many...

Jun, 2012