Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Bookeen Cybook Odyssey

Reasons to consider the
Bookeen Cybook Odyssey

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Expandable memory microSD (up to 32GB) vs None About half of E-Readers have an expansion slot ; store more content with a removable microSD card
Significantly longer battery life 30 hour vs 11 hour Around 2.8x longer battery life; read more between charges
Significantly lighter weight 180 g vs 395 g 2.2x lighter weight
Is readable in direct sunlight Yes (E-Ink) vs No (LCD) Somewhat common; text doesn't look washed out in direct daylight
Supports the ePub open format Yes vs No About half of E-Readers support the ePub open format
Thinner 9 mm vs 10.3 mm Around 15% thinner ; easily slides into bags
Uses an open platform Yes vs No Somewhat common; can download ebooks from any source offering formats supported by device
Front view of Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7"

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7"

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Has a built-in light LED backlight vs None Most E-Readers have a built-in light
Can display full color Yes (LCD) vs No (E-Ink) Somewhat common; view images, read comics, and web-browse in full color
Can run Android apps Yes vs No About half of E-Readers support
Bigger screen 7" vs 6" More than 15% bigger screen
Supports the Mobi e-book format Yes vs No About half of E-Readers support the Mobi e-book format
Supports text to speech Yes vs No About half of E-Readers support text to speech
Higher resolution screen 1280 x 800 vs 800 x 600 Around 2.2x higher resolution screen
Quicker recharging 4 hours vs 5 hours 20% quicker recharging; requires less time to re-charge

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Cybook Odyssey  vs
Kindle Fire HD 7" 
Screen resolution 800 x 600 1280 x 800
Screen size 6" 7"
Pixel density 166 ppi 215 ppi
Built-in light None LED backlight
Screen type E-Ink LCD
Touchscreen Capacitive Capacitive
Flashes screen black during page turns No No

bookstore

Uses an open platform Yes No

storage

Expansion slot microSD (up to 32GB) None
Memory 2 GB 16 GB

connectivity

Cybook Odyssey  vs
Kindle Fire HD 7" 
Input/Output port micro-USB micro-USB
Cellular data None None
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth connectivity No Yes

features

Note taking Yes Yes
Text to speech No Yes
Directly download library e-books to device Yes Yes
Web browser Yes Yes
Stereo speakers No Yes
Evernote integration No Yes
Landscape mode Yes Yes
Accelerometer Yes Yes

form factor

Size 120 x 166 x 9 mm 193 x 137 x 10.3 mm
Weight 180 g 395 g
Headphone jack Yes Yes
Bookeen Cybook Odyssey
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