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Bookeen Cybook Orizon

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 reviews of Bookeen Cybook Orizon. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other eReaders for all reviews. People are impressed by the storage and design. The size and performance also get good comments. The price and battery get negative comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Bookeen Cybook Orizon is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Barry de la Rosa (expertreviews.co.uk)

Bookeen Cybook Orizon review

 

Being the slimmest isn't an advantage when the Orizon is so heavy. It's laggy in use and is expensive, too

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Techworld (techworld.com)

Bookeen Cybook Orizon review

 

Ultimately the lack of a good integrated bookstore and a reasonably speedy browser made the Bookeen Cybook Orizon a non-starter for me. If you're going to invest in a Wi-Fi-equipped e-reader, the shopping procedure shouldn't send you scurrying for a...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Tony Smith (reghardware.co.uk)

Bookeen CyBook Orizon

 

Review Should you be considering Bookeen's CyBook Orizon as your new e-book reader, the only question you really need ask yourself is, do you want to pay an 80 quid extra for a touchscreen.

Bookeen has tried too hard to bridge the gap between e-book readers and tablets. As nice a reader as the Orizon is, the result is a gadget with unnecessary touchscreen text that has pushed up the price too far. ®

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Bookeen Cybook Orizon

 

Battery power, no more than 2 hours of reading within a week and battery dead although it get switched off every time I finish reading. The screen went mad yesterday after it has been packed with my laptop on a plane journey. I thought that I will...

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: Wendy (reevoo.com)

Bookeen Cybook Orizon

 

Had all latest features, and a nice design.

Could not connect to any PC. Asked for help from Bookeen, had a reply a week later, by which time I had given up in frustration and returned it.

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: LYNNETTE (reevoo.com)

Bookeen Cybook Orizon

 

WI-FI ACCESS.

VERY FEW LOADED BOOKS ARE IN ENGLISH. THE INTERNET LIBRARY ONLY APPEARS TO SHOW FRENCH AND GERMAN BOOKS

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Bookeen Cybook Orizon

 

Battery power, no more than 2 hours of reading within a week and battery dead although it get switched off every time I finish reading. The screen went mad yesterday after it has been packed with my laptop on a plane journey. I thought that I will...

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Wendy (reevoo.com)

Bookeen Cybook Orizon

 

Had all latest features, and a nice design

Could not connect to any PC. Asked for help from Bookeen, had a reply a week later, by which time I had given up in frustration and returned it

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Xahne (reevoo.com)

Bookeen Cybook Orizon

 

This Cybook is nice and light - lighter than a paperback book. With the SD card, you can carry many thousands of books right in your normal handbag. No more running out of things to read on the train. Unlike the Kindle, you are not tied to Amazon to...

I can't really think of any 'bad points'. There are extras that I would like to be able to purchase, like a case-with-a-light, as you can buy for the Kindle, but that is all.

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Bookeen Cybook Orizon

 

Well designed and easy to use. Saves being locked into proprietary technology

Occasionally the library becomes corrupt on the SD card, but a quick on and off fixes that.

Apr, 2011
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Product Specifications

Color

Color of product:Black / White

Design

Color of product:Black / White

Display

Color: No
Diagonal:6
Display Diagonal:6
Display Resolution:600 x 800 / 800 x 600
Gray scale levels:16
Technology:SiPix
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Energy Management

Battery Life:10000
Battery life (max):504
Battery performance:1230
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

Features

Menu languages:Multi
Rotating: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported: No
Document formats supported:ePub, FB2, HTML, PDF, TXT / ePub, HTML, PDF, TXT
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG, PNG
Video compression format: No
Video formats supported:Not supported

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, microSD (TransFlash) / MicroSDHC
Internal storage capacity:2
Maximum memory card size:8
Memory capacity (e-books):2000

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Carrying case: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Headphone out:N
Interface Type:USB 2.0
USB connector type:Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Power

Battery Capacity:1230
Battery Life:10000
Battery life (max):504
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)

Technical Details

Rotating: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.299
Height:7.48
Weight:8.64
Width:4.92 / 4.96