The Pocketbook Sense has just been unveiled at the IFA event in Germany. This new e-reader is aimed primarily at women, as they have teamed up with Kenzo, a French Luxury House. When you order the e-reader it comes with a sweet embossed crocodile leather case.
The PocketBook 630 Fashion features a six inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1024 x 758 pixels. One of the innovative design elements beyond this device is the built-in ambient light sensor. It will automatically adjust the front-lit display based on the surrounding conditions. So the brightness with be different outside in the shade then reading in complete darkness in bed.
The e-reader supports 19 popular text and image formats and provides a set of pre-installed ABBYY Lingvo dictionaries, which makes it easy to read books even in a foreign language. 4GB of built-in memory plus a microSD slot will be enough to keep even the largest collection of favorite literature. Using the device is simple and, which is more important, incredibly comfortable due to the multi-sensory display and the new PocketBook user interface. Access to the Internet via built-in Wi-Fi opens up limitless opportunities not only for reading, but also for social networking using via ReadRate service. The pre-installed Dropbox and Send to PocketBook services allow to transfer content to the device without connecting to a PC.
Custom leather cases are nothing really new in the world of e-readers, but often have to be ordered from 3rd parties, who specialize in artistic designs. It is rare that a company like Pocketbook will give away a very well designed case with purchase of the e-reader. One thing that made me laugh in the press briefings is how it ended “Meet PocketBook Sense with KENZO cover – the fashion trend-setter of the e-reading market, and remember: there is nothing more seductive and compelling than intelligence.”
Michael Kozlowski has written about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. Newspapers and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times have picked up his articles. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.