The pocketbook Era is the brand new e-reader of a company specializing in electronic readers. The new model rises as the reference badge from a catalog with devices as well known as the Touch HD 3, which we were fortunate to try here. The manufacturer has, once again, been kind enough to give us his new one. reader of books to see first-hand the Product characteristics and share our user experience. Of course, you are invited to discover everything that the most modern of e book.
Presentation and design of the PocketBook Era
The It wasof pocket bookis a brand new ebook reader for lovers of reading and the audiobooks. The device features a novel design for what the line supposes e-reader of the company, with the aim of providing the more pleasant and consistent user experience.
The reader arrives to us in a simple case-type box. A large image of the reader It was occupies most of the front of the strip that wraps the package.
On the back of this band are described in detail the device qualities in multiple languages, including Spanish. A pair of seals seal the white box that protects the device. Opening it, we first have the ebook wrapped in plastic and encased in a cardboard cradle. Underneath the appliance are the accessories included with the PocketBook Era: documentation Y cables.
Appearance of the e-reader
The It was that they have ceded to us is the silver one, called Stardust Silver. This has more relevance than simply aesthetics, as we will see later. The manufacturer also puts on sale a model with a copper finish, Sunset Copper. The appearance of the device is elegant and sober, with a high quality feel. It is compact Y comfortable to have in hand.
The PocketBook Era weight 228 grams and has measurements of 15.5 x 13.43cmfrom side to side, with a thickness of only 7.8mm. The device has a metallic border which is what gives it the color that defines it, and a black plastic back with grooves that guarantee grip.
Like most of ebooks seeks to be a simple device with few control and connection elements. The front is practically all screen, with a glass that covers the panel and the thick border that frames it. An extension on the right side serves to accommodate the buttons: Menu, switch off; Advance; recoil; and beginning. On that same side, in the profile, its only port is located, of type USB-C; and a tiny indicator light.
PocketBook Era Stardust Silver Technical Details
The e-book of pocket book It has all the qualities that today’s inveterate reader demands to cover reading habits at any time. The fundamental characteristics of It was are the following.
The e-reader show off screen tactile of 7 inches and latest generation E Ink Carta™ 1200. It offers us a resolution of 1264×1680 Y 300dpibeing very nice Y comfortable to use; it is also scratch resistant. Thanks to its new technology the contrast it is elderly and the response time It has been reduced considerably.
The new device pocket book includes the function SMART light. Is a adaptive headlight able to adjust the brightness and the color temperature of the screen to provide an optimal e-reading experience.
Performance and qualities
The PocketBook Era requires no more initial settings than choose the language and connect it to our network Wifi. Once in the main window, we can customize any aspect of its configuration by pressing the arrow symbol, visible in the upper margin. Being a device electronic ink we will appreciate certain flickers when scrolling through the menus or activating any option.
The interface is super intuitive, without complications. The functions are represented with very descriptive icons and texts. The model we have received, Stardust Silverhas an internal memory with 16 GB capacity. In the case of the reference with finish Sunset Copper storage increases to 64GB.
This reader of e-books integrates mono speaker for play any file of Audio and even read out loud in any of the 26 languages available. Count with one g-sensor to rotate the screen automatically and it is waterproof compliant IPX8.
Battery and connectivity
the electronic book It was It has a powerful battery 1700mAh with which we can not worry for a month without charging the device.
The device can not only charge and receive content through the port USBif not that it has the advantages of the wireless connectivity. With this technology you can sync up the reader with other devices and manage comfortably our library, until access cloud services that extend the functionality of the book. For example, connect it to an account of drop box to transfer contents; or access the benefits of Adobe DRM to even use our user of eBiblio (digital lending service of public libraries).
And let’s not forget their technology Bluetoothwith which the book reader can be linked to wireless headphones, speakers or other devices audio and music playback.
Technical specifications of the PocketBook Era
In the following table we leave you to consult all the characteristics of this e-reader:
|Dimensions||134.3 × 155 × 7.8mm|
|Materials||metal and plastic|
|Color||Stardust Silver, Sunset Copper|
|Guy||E Ink Carta™ 1200 / Capacitive Touch (multi-sensor)|
|Dimension||17.8 cm (7 inches)|
|Resolution||1264 × 1680 pixels|
|color depth||16 levels of gray scale|
|Front light||Yes, SMARTlight|
|Settings||Brightness and color temperature|
|Processor||Dual Core (2×1GHz)|
|Operating system||Linux 3.10.65|
(Available internal storage capacity may vary depending on your device’s software configuration)
|Guy||lithium ion polymer|
|Port||USB type C (charging and connection)|
|Headphones||with USB adapter|
|Protection||IPX8 against water, and improves against scratches|
|Supported content formats||
|text to speech||English (25 additional languages available for download at pocketbook.ch)|
|Online services||PocketBook Cloud, ReadRate, Dropbox, Send-to-PocketBook|
|Applications||Book Store, Library, Dictionary, Browser, Audiobooks, Music Player, Gallery, Calculator, RSS Feeds, Notes, Chess, Klondike, Scribble, Sudoku|
Conclusions about the PocketBook Era e-book
The e-reader Era of pocket book It is an excellent product that does everything it promises. The screen of the device has a quality unquestionable, and the performance of the reader is in accordance with the standards of a model of electronic ink. It is in the extra details where the device stands out. The added value of speakerthe correct wireless connectivityand the illumination in the background, they make the PocketBook Era a product worthy of Gold Award.
- Screen quality and lighting.
- Compatible with audiobooks.
- Water and scratch resistant.
- Very complete connectivity.
- Does not include cover.
- Catalog of the book store in Spanish lower than the competition.