Bookeen has developed a new e-reader that has been out a few months, it is called the Cybook Odyssey. This is a product of a full year of research and development and uses new HSIS technology. What this really does is give you faster page turns, the best internet web browsing experience on e-ink and one of the quickest on the market. The sad part is Bookeen is making zero effort in getting this device outside of Europe. The last we heard from the company was back at the beginning of December when they were trying to get it passed by the FCC for sale in North America. Something must have gone awry because Bookeen will NOT sell them outside of Europe. Even 3rd party markets like EBAY have hardly any of them available. I have been checking almost every day and have yet to see even one come on the market. Considering how much Bookeen is hyping this e-reader with press releases and trying to draw in customers, it is an exercise in futility if they can’t tap into one of the worlds largest tech markets. Repeated interview requests with the company continued to receive no answer.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and Verge.