Reader Rocket Review Our evaluation of Odyssey HD FrontLight vs Libre Pro

Display

How do the screens stack up?

Resolution, pixel density, Screen size and anti-glare

Bookstore

How good is the supporting ecosystem?

e-bookstore size, average NYT best sellers price, NYT's top selling titles and 4 more

Performance

How responsive and how long does the e-reader last?

Battery life

Reviews

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Reader Rocket Score

Display, Bookstore, Performance and Reviews

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Bookeen Cybook Odyssey HD FrontLight 

Reader Rocket recommends the Bookeen Cybook Odyssey HD FrontLight  based on its display, bookstore and performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Bookeen Cybook Odyssey HD FrontLight

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Has Wi-Fi connectivity 802.11b/g/n vs None Most E-Readers have a Wi-Fi connectivity; download books from device or surf the web
Has a built-in light ComfortLight vs None Very few E-Readers have a built-in light
Has a touchscreen Infrared vs None About half of E-Readers have a touchscreen; Fewer buttons, interact directly with menus
Can take notes Yes vs No About half of E-Readers support take notes
Directly download library e-books to device Yes vs No Somewhat common; offers quick access to browsing public library titles available for e-readers
Much higher resolution screen 1024 x 758 vs 640 x 480 More than 2.5x higher resolution screen
Can browse the web Yes vs No About half of E-Readers have a web browser
Has a built-in dictionaries Yes vs No About half of E-Readers have a built-in dictionaries
Bigger screen 6" vs 5" 20% bigger screen
Longer battery life 30 hour vs 24 hour 25% longer battery life; read more between charges
Lighter weight 180 g vs 213 g More than 15% lighter weight
Front view of Aluratek Libre Pro

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Supports the Mobi e-book format Yes vs No About half of E-Readers support the Mobi e-book format

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Cybook Odyssey HD FrontLight  vs
Libre Pro 
Screen resolution 1024 x 758 640 x 480
Screen size 6" 5"
Pixel density 212 ppi 160 ppi
Built-in light ComfortLight None
Screen type E-Ink ePaper
Touchscreen Infrared None
Flashes screen black during page turns No No

bookstore

Uses an open platform Yes Yes
Bookstore Reader Store None
EBookstore size 0.82 M book N/A
Free content free content 0.02 M books N/A
Customer loyalty program No N/A
Average NYT best sellers price $9.87 N/A
Number of NYT top-selling titles offered+ 29 N/A
Reader-to-reader lending No N/A
Cloud storage Yes N/A
Reading apps iOS, Android, PC and Mac N/A
Additional electronic offerings newspapers, magazines and comics/graphic novels N/A
Has retail store locations Yes N/A

form factor

Housing type Aluminum Hard Plastic
Size 120 x 166 x 9.4 mm 108 x 152 x 9.5 mm
Weight 180 g 213 g
Interface touchscreen & buttons D-pad
Headphone jack No Yes

connectivity

Cybook Odyssey HD FrontLight  vs
Libre Pro 
Input/Output port micro-USB mini-USB
Cellular data None None
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n None
Bluetooth connectivity No No

features

Sync across multiple devices No N/A
Note taking Yes No
Text to speech No No
Directly download library e-books to device Yes No
Web browser Yes No
Stereo speakers No No
Evernote integration No No
Landscape mode Yes Yes

storage

Internal storage 2 GB 2 GB
Memory 2 GB 2 GB
Bookeen Cybook Odyssey HD FrontLight
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