Excerpt: When we heard that Bookeen was releasing a new version of their Cybook Opus eReader, this time calling it the Cybook Opus Color , we were a little giddy. What color screen technology will they be using, we pondered? Maybe they’ve been in talks with Mirasol or Liquavista or Bridgestone to provide a reflective color experience, we hoped. Heck, even a color LCD would probably attract quite a few readers, we deduced.
Summary: Yes, the Bookeen Cybook Opus is definitely a good entry level eReader for people who want to get to know the eBook reader market or for those who value portability above all. It’s small; it’s intuitive; it gets the job done. But at the same price (and sometimes for even less), you can get its fiercest competitor, the Sony PRS-300 Pocket edition, which has much stronger brand recognition, a better design, and a mildly better customer support department.
Pros: The most portable device to date, Supports a good variety of file formats, Lots of font sizes to choose from (which is extremely important on a small eReader)
Cons: Has only basic eReader functions (no wireless, dictionary, annotation capability), A bit high-priced compared to its direct competitor (the Sony PRS-300 Pocket Edition), Not a strong brand, combined with customer support complaints, smells like trouble
Excerpt: Bookeen’s latest iteration of its Cybook Opus puts a little spit and polish on the original, which was one of the skinniest and lightest e-readers available. At 150g, the new Cybook Opus retains the featherweight crown, but the €167.22 price remains steeper than most.
Pros: Sleek and snappy-performing e-reader; light weight makes for easy one-handed operation
Cons: No music player or dictionary; pricey; no Wi-Fi; must hook up to PC to get content; no integrated bookstore
Excerpt: Der Bookeen Cybook Opus erzeugte bei den Testern gemischte Gefühle. In einem Test erreichte das Gerät ausgesprochen gute Noten, in einem anderen fiel er weitestgehend durch. Optik & Verarbeitung: Mit seinen abgerundeten Ecken wirkt der Bookeen Cybook Opus schon fast ein wenig knuffig. Trotzdem ist er recht stabil gebaut und gut verarbeitet. Display: Das Display des Bookeen Cybook Opus lieferte im Test bei normaler Zimmerbeleuchtung ein gutes Bild.