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Bookeen Cybook Odyssey

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews of Bookeen Cybook Odyssey. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and battery. The screen and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the performance. Some have doubts about the price.

usability, design, screen, battery, durability


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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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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 : 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

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

Jun, 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

Product Specifications


Color of product:Black


Color of product:Black


Backlight display:Y
Color: No
Display Diagonal:6
Display Resolution:600 x 800 / 758 x 1024
Gray scale levels:20
Technology:E Ink / E Ink Pearl / E Paper
Touch screen: Yes

Energy Management

Battery performance:1600 / 1700


Dictionary: Yes
Menu languages:BUL, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, German, Dutch, English, Spanish, FIN, French, GRE, HUN, Italian, NOR, POL, Portuguese, Romanian, RUS, SLK, SLV, SWE, TUR / CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, German, English, Spanish, FIN, French, GRE, HUN, Italian, NOR, POL, Portuguese, Romanian, RUS, SLK, SLV, SWE, TUR / CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, German, English, Spanish, FIN, French, HUN, Italian, LIT, NOR, POL, Portuguese, Romanian, RUS, SLK, SLV, SWE, TUR

File formats

Audio formats supported: No
Document formats supported:DjVu, ePub, FB2, HTML, PDF, TXT / ePub, FB2, HTML, PDF, TXT / FB2,HTML,PDF,TXT,ePub
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPEG XR, PNG, PSD, TIF / BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG,PSD,TIF
Video compression format: No
Video formats supported:Not supported


Compatible memory cards:MicroSDHC
Internal RAM:128
Internal storage capacity:2 / 4
Maximum memory card size:32
RAM capacity:128 / 256
RAM type:DDR / DDR3

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:N / No
Headphone Out:N
Interface Type:USB 2.0
USB connector type:Micro-USB
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n


Battery Capacity:1600 / 1700


Built-in processor:OMAP3611 / Y
Processor frequency:800


Bundled software:PDF Reflow
Operating system installed:Linux

Technical Details

Dictionary: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.37 / 6.54
Height:0.37 / 6.54
Weight:6.35 / 6.7