Want to read digital books on a color screen, but prefer E Ink to an LCD display? Color E Ink has been in the works for years, but few devices featuring the low power, easy-on-the-eyes displays have hit the streets. Those that have been released have generally been underwhelming since the colors just don’t look all that good.

Now Russia’s PocketBook has introduced a new 8 inch eReader with a front-light which helps the screen show its true colors.

PocketBook Color Lux

The PocketBook Color Lux features an 8 inch, 600 x 800 pixel Triton 2 E Ink display which can display color, shades of gray, and the typical black and white (well, black and gray) text you’ve come to expect from an eReader. With the light turned off, it looks a lot like a black and white screen, but turn on the light and you can see a range of colors.

That should come in handy when reading books with illustrations, comic books, or magazines.

The eReader features 4GB of storage, a microSD card slot, and WiFi.

PocketBook plans to sell the Color Lux in Russia for about $317. There’s no word on if or when we’ll see this eReader in other countries, but it does give us an idea of what we might be able to expect if color eReaders ever take off.

Or you can just spend your money on a cheaper Android tablet and read eBooks on a device that probably offers better color reproduction (but shorter battery life).

via The Digital Reader and The eBook

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6 replies on “PocketBook introduces 8 inch color eReader (in Russia)”

  1. And here is an interesting video review of Pocketbook Color Lux:
    (enable “Captions” to watch with English subtitles)
    On this video, you could see this excellent new-era E-Book reader in action!

  2. omfg wtf …. and ….. 320$?!?!? are they kidding? I know that triton 2 is a new tehnology, but 320$ for an ereader?!!?!? Not for me.
    Some other manufacturers can deliver some 6” (decent, if not high end) ereader and this company released one for 3x the price. Something is not right, from my point of view.

    1. Agreed, Triton prices need to come down severely in order to make ereaders interesting again.

    2. LE: sorry, i was in a hurry
      ….manufacturers can deliver some 6” (decent, if not high end) ereader for 100$ …..
      @2ff6160bf44d498b6be36e64ceba1d7b:disqus you’re right, i’ve never been to Russia, but it’s exagerated . Here in Romania, we also have some “weird” prices like this one. Let’s take this ereader for example: manufacturer price is 320$. If this ereader will be sold in my country (or inside European Union) the price would be 320Euros (1Euro=1.3$), so the starting retail price would be at least 416$ – just like an mini Ipad. Funny isn’t it?
      I own an black non touch amazon kindle, but i would love a triton2 ebook reader – perhaps in a few years from now.

    3. Personally, as a software engineer, I feel myself very excited about Pocketbook Color Lux. It could be a great choice for reading textbooks, technical literature and other serious books – because it is
      highly uncomfortable to look at color images, charts and graphs
      in black-white mode!

      I was pleased with a price, because, if you look at Jetbook Color 2
      (which has Triton 2 screen as well) it costs $600 and quite buggy:
      both in terms of hardware and software (one owner of such a device
      has posted a sad video on Youtube)

      Here is an interesting video from the announcement of Color Lux:

      (please enable “Captions” to watch with English subtitles)

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