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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 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the durability and battery are on the whole positive. The screen and design also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the performance. Many are negative about the price.

usability, design, screen, battery, durability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Bookeen Cybook Odyssey is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good 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

Expert review by : Stéphanie Molinier (

Nouvelle liseuse de Bookeen : bel écran, logiciel à améliorer


Avec son écran HD et son éclairage intégré, la Cybook Odyssey HD Frontlight offre un bon confort de lecture. Mais quelques fonctions manquent encore à l'appel.

Compatible avec le format de livres électroniques ePub, la Cybook Odyssey HD Frontlight offre une excellente qualité d’affichage et bénéficie d’une grande autonomie, avec ou sans éclairage. Seul bémol, elle s’avère un peu moins rapide et moins riche en...

Feb, 2013

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Bookeen Cybook Odyssey 2013 Edition Produkteinschätzung


Detailverbesserungen bringt der Bookeen Cybook Odyssey 2013 Edition mit: Gegen den Kindle Paperwhite oder auch den Blaupunkt Livro reicht es zwar nicht ganz, aber abschreiben sollte man den eBook-Reader aus Frankreich auch nicht.

Der Bookeen Cybook Odyssey 2013 Edition macht im Test einen guten Eindruck. Allerdings ist er technisch nicht auf dem allerneuesten Stand. Mit dem Tolino Shine gibt es zum selben Preis mittlerweile einen Reader mit beleuchtetem E-Ink Display.' ...

Sep, 2013

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Expert review by : Marine Goy (

Bookeen Cybook Odyssey : Test complet


Le Cybook Odyssey a tout pour plaire. Une allure élégante, un écran tactile réactif, un confort de lecture optimisé et une interface d'une simplicité enfantine. Avec le Wi-Fi, elle permet d'accéder à la boutique Virgin pour se ravitailler en livres ou...

Finesse de l'appareil / Finition ; Confort de lecture / Dictionnaire Littré intégré ; Écran tactile multipoint précis et réactif ; Connecté en Wi-Fi / Accès Internet ; Rapidité de téléchargement des livres ; Possibilité d'écouter de la musique depuis...

Emplacement du bouton marche/arrêt peu pratique ; Pas de 3G ; Pas de prise secteur USB, ni housse de protection fournis ; Non compatible avec le format Mobipocket ; Transfert des ebooks du PC vers la liseuse peu intuitif ; Bouton on/off mal placé

La librairie du Virgin Megastore propose actuellement plus de 85 000 livres numériques (bientôt 150 000) à partir de 0,99 €, et revendique 15 000 ebooks gratuits. La sélection est large et comprend des romans, livres de jeunesse, BD, Mangas,... il y en...

Dec, 2011

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Bookeen Cybook Odyssey HD Frontlight

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De Cybook Odyssey HD Frontlight van de Franse firma Bookeen is een aangepaste variant van de Cybook Odyssey, die we eerder dit jaar testten. De belangrijkste toevoeging is de achtergrondverlichting, die werkt vergelijkbaar met de verlichting op andere...

Goed leescomfort ; Ingebouwde achtergrondverlichting voor lezen in het donker ; Bladeren kan zowel met fysieke knoppen als met aanraakscherm

Menu's en bibliotheek soms onduidelijk ; Marges en regelafstand niet aan te passen ; Scherm schijnt regelmatig door ; Geen woordenboek

Dec, 2012

Product Specifications


Colour of product:Black


Colour of product:Black


Backlight display:Y
Colour : No
Display diagonal:15.2
Display Resolution:600 x 800 / 758 x 1024
Gray scale levels:20
Technology:E Ink / E Ink Pearl / E Paper
Touchscreen:Y / Yes


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, DEU, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SLK, SLV, SWE, TUR / CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, HUN, ITA, LIT, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, 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 formats supported: No


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

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:N / No
Headphone Out: No
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:166 / 9.4
Height :16.6 / 9.4
Weight:180 / 190
Width:12 / 120