The vast majority of Pocketbook e-readers all have black-and-white displays, but they have carved out a good niche for themselves with the Pocketbook Color series. They are on their 3rd generation, and this model is rocking the latest generation E INK Kaleido 3 colour e-paper display. This provides a wider colour gamut and less ghosting than previous models. The overall response time of the reader is tremendous and has a long battery life, thanks to the Linux operating system. It is now available via the Good e-Reader Store for $329.99.
The PocketBook InkPad Color 3 features the latest 7.8-inch colour screen, E Ink Kaleido 3, which displays 4,096 colours and is eye-friendly and glare-free. The modern E Ink Kaleido 3 technology significantly improves the optical properties of an e-reader: With a 50% improved resolution and better PPI values for coloured e-pages, your books, comics and magazines are brought to life by even better colour representation and detail.
The device’s colour scheme is black and has slim bezels around most of the screen. It has manual page-turn buttons, which makes it easy to flip the pages of your favourite ebook. It also has a physical home and settings button, all on the bottom of the screen.
Experience an entirely new reading comfort with the adaptive SMARTlight function, a technology that adapts the brightness and colour of the screen. For a cozy reading marathon in the evening, choose a warm shade for the front light of the screen or a cool hue for reading in the morning. For night reading, the PocketBook InkPad Color 3 has a DARK mode that inverts the text and background colours to keep your eyes and allow an eye-friendly reading experience without external lighting.
PocketBook InkPad Color 3 is reliably protected against water damage according to IPX8 standards. The device withstands immersion in fresh water to a depth of 2 meters for up to 60 minutes without any harmful consequences. This makes the e-reader perfect for reading in the bathtub, beach, or pool. If you are near the ocean or submerge it in salt water, just run it under the tap for a few minutes to eliminate salt content.
Underneath the hood is a quad-core 1.8GHZ processor, 1GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. This model has no expandable storage, which should be enough for thousands of books, manga and PDF files. It has a G-Sensor to automatically flip the orientation, USB-C to charge and transfer data and WIFI to access the internet and bookstore. This model supports Bluetooth 5.0 and has a speaker. It is powered by a 2900 mAh battery, which should last a month.
This Pocketbook model is great for people with e-book or audiobook collections. It supports ACSM, AZW, AZW3, CBR, CBZ, CHM, DJVU, DOC, DOCX, EPUB, FB2, FB2.ZIP, HTM, HTML, MOBI, PDF, PRC, RTF, and TXT. You can buy EPUB and PDF files from other bookstores such as Kobo, Google, and Barnes and Noble since they sell ebooks in EPUB and PDF. You can download these books to your computer and use Adobe Digital Editions to load them on your InkPad Color 3. If you are a fan of audiobooks, it supports M4A, M4B, OGG, OGG.ZIP, MP3, and MP3.ZIP. There is a text-to-speech engine with support for 25 languages and 11 preinstalled dictionaries.
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.