Bookeen Cybook Orizon E Reader Review

Here is the Bookeen Cybook Orizon E-reader. It’s ready to give you a complete reading experience with sleek and slim design and responsive touch screen. Readers can select and download books within a moment through using its quality Wi-Fi connection. The unique selling proposition of this particular device is seemed to be its packed in features of inbuilt extensive books library, fonts, multiple languages, and also allowing best suit user interfaces for both left hand and right hand users.

Bookeen Cybook Orizon E


  • Multiple text options: 7 fonts and 12 sizes
  • Light weight, responsive touch screen
  • Screen resolution
  • Sleek design


  • Slow browser
  • Wi-Fi connectivity not up to the mark
  • Screen not completely glare-free
  • Comparatively expensive
  • No integrated U.S book store
  • Originally comes with about 45 free e-books. Most of the remaining ones are duplicated from other languages

Bookeen Cybook Orizon E

Features and Specs

  • 6’’ multi-touch paper like display with resolution of 167 dpi, 600X800 pixels and 16 levels of grayscale
  • Portrait and landscape modes
  • Ultra light in weight
  • Runs on 400MHz Samsung ARM processor
  • 2GB built-in memory and expandable memory up to 8GB
  • Stores nearly 10,000 titles at the max
  • 23 languages interface
  • Quality web browser
  • Bluetooth, Wi-Fi
  • Micro-USB
  • Battery life up to 10,000 consecutive pages and approximately 3 weeks stand by
  • Dimension 7.5″ x 4.9″ x 0.29″
  • Supports Adobe ePub, PDF, HTML and TXT files for texts and JPEG, PNG and GIF formats for images
  • Annotation, note taking, and highlighting functions
  • Comes with 150 free e-books and black protective neoprene sleeve, 12 font sizes
  • One click access to content downloading platform
  • Right hand and left hand interfaces
  • Motion sensor adjustment for portrait and landscape modes

Let’s check out some of its eye catching features in detail now:

Touch Screen

The 6’’ multi-touch paper-like touch screen of the Cybook Orizon is very responsive in nature. Readers can flip, rotate and swipe pages easily with just a faint touch.  It has a readable display but unfortunately it’s not completely glare-free. The 600X800 resolution also maintains texts’ clarity.  The pinch-to-zoom text resizing option is quite refreshing. However, the 400MHz Samsung ARM processor slows the display output occasionally. Occasional smudges can also appear.

Bookeen Cybook Orizon E


Cybook Orizon is one of the slimmest e-book readers of the world. It has nicely designed silver case front, elusive curves at corners and contoured edges. Its minimalistic interface is quite attractive too.

The microSD slot is located at the upper part of it whereas; the USB port is placed at the bottom. Overall, it has a clean and sharp design.

Wi-Fi Connectivity

It has five pre-loaded apps- Bookeen ebook store, Google, Feedbooks, Wikipedia and Project Gutenberg. As per Bookeen, readers can get access to libraries and stores of these sites and all others by using Wi-Fi connectivity within seconds.

However, using Wi-Fi connection via touch screen can a bit difficult. So using other navigation keys for that is always a good idea. Some users, however, complained that the Wi-Fi doesn’t produce the desired result. According to them, it often gets worse while connecting with multiple networks.


It’s available at US $ 240.

So, you can definitely give it a shot but remember it might not be the best available e-book in the market. Checkout the device on the Bookeen Product page.