Pocketbook has confirmed with Good e-Reader that they have a new e-reader is available now. The Pocketbook InkPad Pro is the device name and the big selling points is that it is waterproof with IPX8 and has Bluetooth to connect up a pair of external speakers or wireless headphones to listen to audiobooks or music. It also has 16GB of internal storage, giving you enough space to house a respectable ebook collection.
The Pocketbook InkPad Pro features a 7.8 inch E Ink Carta HD display with a resolution of 1404 x 1872 and 300 PPI. It has a front-lit display and glowlight system, similar to the ones that we see from the Amazon Kindle Oasis 3 and modern Kobo products.
Underneath the hood is a dual core 1GHZ processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and it does not have an SD card. It has manual page turn buttons on the bottom of the unit. It is also certified IPX8, with a waterproof coating. This will allow this device to be used in the bathtub or at the beach. It is powered by a 1900 mAh battery, giving you around a month of usage, before you have to recharge it.
Pocketbook supports a myriad of ebook formats, such as CBR, CBZ, CHM, DJVU, DOC, DOCX, EPUB, EPUB (DRM), FB2, HTML, MOBI, PDF, PDF (DRM), PRC, RTF, TCR, TXT. Their stock e-reading app is solid, it has dictionaries from many different languages. There is also support for Adobe DRM, so you can load in ebooks you purchased from other digital stores.
Good e-Reader now has the InkPad 3 in stock in our online store, the price is $279 USD.
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.