You may only know about the Kindle and the Nook, but Bookeen is trying to give you another reason to look its way when it releases a major update to its Cybook Opus come May 7th. The company is really building on the fact that its e-reader uses "the very latest E-Ink electronic ink technology." What does that mean for the device? Well, an always-on screen that will have you reading fast, as well as a font size that goes up to twelve, which Bookeen claims is a unique features in the world of e-readers.
The Cybook Opus has always boasted a crisp screen, and the 800-by-600 pixel, what-we-assume-is 200dpi screen on the new model should be no different. Besides all that, it's only got a gig of memory (though luckily books are small), is compatible with "most major online booksellers" and can last over two weeks on a single charge of its battery.
Oh yeah, it'll also get seven different colors instead of the boring ol' Apple-white it first came in. Really, though, do the colors matter?
Look for the Cybook Opus on May 7th, when it'll debut for somewhere around $230 (as it'll be £149 in Europe) and come with 150 books for free. Unless you're the meticulous used-book-buyin' sort who only buys books for a dollar, that almost pays for itself.