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: (1 items) If you've been waiting for a no-frills e-book reader that's scarcely heavier than an iPhone, check out the Cybook Opus from Bookeen. Available in an array of colors, and weighing just 5.3 ounces and measuring less than half an inch thick, the Opus wrests the e-reader portability crown from the Sony Reader Pocket Edition ( )—unfortunately, its $199 price is a bit larger.
Pros: EPub support ensures plenty of content, Extremely lightweight, Intuitively designed, Lots of font sizes
Cons: Lacks extras such as dictionary and annotation