Reader Rocket Review Our evaluation of Opus vs Simple Touch

Display

How do the screens stack up?

Resolution, pixel density and Screen size

Bookstore

How good is the supporting ecosystem?

average NYT best sellers price and NYT's top selling titles

Performance

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

Battery life and Recharge time

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from multiple trusted sites

Reader Rocket Score

Display, Bookstore, Performance and Reviews

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Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch 

Reader Rocket recommends the Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch  based on its performance and reviews.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Bookeen Cybook Opus

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Bookeen Cybook Opus

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Reader Rocket is not aware of any important advantages of the Bookeen Cybook Opus vs the Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch.

Front view of Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch

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Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch

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Significantly longer battery life 30 hour vs 10 hour 3x longer battery life; read more between charges
Many more gray shades 16 vs 4 12 more gray shades
Bigger screen 6" vs 5" 20% bigger screen
Significantly more refreshes before wipe 6 vs 1 5 more refreshes before wipe
Quicker recharging 3 hours vs 4 hours 25% quicker recharging; requires less time to re-charge

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Cybook Opus  vs
NOOK Simple Touch 
Gray shades 4 16
Screen resolution 800 x 600 800 x 600
Screen size 5" 6"
Pixel density 200 ppi 166 ppi

bookstore

Uses an open platform Yes Yes

features

Cybook Opus  vs
NOOK Simple Touch 
Text to speech No No
Directly download library e-books to device No No
Stereo speakers No No
Evernote integration No No

storage

Internal storage 1 GB 1.26 GB
Memory 1 GB 2 GB
Bookeen Cybook Opus
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Barnes & Noble NOOK Simple Touch
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