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Bookeen Cybook Orizon

Bookeen CyBook Orizon

Kindle killer?

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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 Cybook Orizon

Bookeen's Cybook Orizon: spanning the gap between e-book readers and tablets

Amazon's drive to bring down the price of e-book readers means that the third-generation Kindle, as the best value product in its class, is the standard against which all others must be measured.

The Orizon, Bookeen's latest makes a good stab at giving Amazon a run for its money. They both sport a 6in screen, and they're much the same size, give or take a millimetre here or there. Bookeen heralds the Orizon as the "world's thinnest" e-book reader and, at 7.6mm, it is. But the Kindle is only 0.9mm thicker, and that's just too small a difference to notice.

Both readers can hold more e-books than you could possibly want at a single sitting - 2000 tops for the Orizon, 3500 on the Kindle - but the Bookeen can also use 2-8GB Micro SD cards too.

Both claim a continuous run battery life of three weeks between charges.

Both have Wi-Fi, though the Orizon also packs in Bluetooth 2.1, according to the Bookeen website, though there's no sign of it on the gadget itself. You won't need it in any case - USB is quicker and no less convenient.

Bookeen Cybook Orizon

Outdoor reading, no problem

You might, I suppose, want to connect the Orizon to a phone for a bit of remote internet access, but frankly books are better downloaded by Wi-Fi, and while the reader has a browser on board - as does the Kindle - it's not a feature you'll be using often. It'll passes muster if you desperately need to use webmail, but that's about it. Most folk will prefer use their smartphone instead.

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