The Pocketbook InkPad Pro is now available and the big selling points is that it has a 7.8 inch screen and is waterproof with IPX8 certification. Bluetooth will allow you 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, to read in the dark.Underneath the hood is a dual core 1GHZ processor, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. It has manual page turn buttons on the bottom of the unit, which is useful if you don’t like swipes and gestures on the touchscreen. You should get around three to four weeks of usage via the 1900 mAh battery.
The front of the box has a really nice picture of the e-reader and it lists some of the big selling features. The back of the box lists the specs in 16 different languages. When you open the box there is a foam cutout that prevents the e-reader from jostling around when shipped out, the InkPad itself is housed in a static proof material. Underneath the device is a bunch of documentation, such as warranty and quickstart guide. There is also a free sleep cover is housed in the box. There is a USB cable to charge your e-reader and an audio dongle that attaches to the USB cable, so you can plugin a pair of 3.5mm headphones.
The Pocketbook InkPad Pro has a black bezel, with a little bit of gunmetal on the bottom, underneath the manual page turn buttons. It adds a little bit of contrast and makes the e-reader standout in a world of black slabs. The back of the e-reader is made of a silver gun metal too. The InkPad is made of a hardened plastic.
The InkPad Pro is Pocketbooks most expensive e-reader and has the most features, compared to their other models. It retails for $279 USD from the Good e-Reader Store.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.