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Switzerland-based PocketBook has been making eBook readers since 2007, but it’s been tough to find the company’s products in the United States for the last few years.

Now Newegg is selling a few models with prices ranging from $159 to $449. There’s no word on whether that means PocketBook’s upcoming eReader with a E Ink color display is  coming to North America. But the odds certainly look better than they did when the PocketBook Color was first unveiled in April.

For now, here are the PocketBook devices available from Newegg.

PocketBook Touch HD 3 

This model has a 6 inch, 1072 x 1448 pixel E Ink Carta touchscreen display with a front-light featuring adjustable color temperature.

With 16GB of storage, IPX7 water resistance, WiFi, Bluetooth, a micro USB port, and a 1,500 mAH battery, this $159 device is comparable with an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite — for the same price you can get a Kindle Paperwhite with 32GB of storage, but you’d have to pay extra to remove ads from the lock screen and you wouldn’t get the adjustable color temperature.

All three of the PocketBook devices available from Newegg also have G-sensors for automatic screen rotation, a feature that Amazon doesn’t yet offer on any of its Kindle devices.

The Touch HD 3 has a 1 GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, and runs a Linux-based operating system. The eReaders measures 161.3mm x 108mm x 8mm and weighs 155 grams.

The PocketBook Touch HD 3 is available in grey or copper colors.

PocketBook InkPad 3 Pro

With a $279 price tag, this model is substantially more expensive than the 6 inch model, but you get a bigger display, an IPX8 rating for water resistance, 1GB of RAM and a 1,900 mAh battery.

The display is a 7.8 inch, 1404 x 1872 pixel E Ink Carta touchscreen display with adjustable color temperature. Despite the larger number of pixels overall, the InkPad 3 Pro and Touch HD 3 both have the same pixel density: 330 pixels per inch.

Most other specs are pretty much the same as for the smaller model, including a micro USB port, WiFi, Bluetooth, and a 1 GHz dual-core processor.

The InkPad 3 Pro measures 195mm x 136.5mm x 8mm and weighs 225 grams.

PocketBook InkPad X 

This $449 model has a 10.3 inch, 1404 x 1872 pixel E Ink Carta Mobius touchscreen display with adjustable color temperature and 227 pixels per inch.

Like the InkPad 3 Pro, the InkPad X has 1GB of RAM and a 1 GHz dual-core processor. But this model has 32GB of storage, a 2,000 mAh battery, and a USB 2.0 Type-C port.

This model measures 249.2mm x 173.4mm x 7.7mm and weighs 300 grams.

All of the PocketBook eReaders support a variety of document formats including EPUB, PDF, TXT, HTML, MOBI, CBR, and CBZ as well as audio formats including MP3 and OGG (if you use USB or Bluetooth headphones). They also all support text-to-speech.

via The eBook Reader

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4 replies on “PocketBook eReaders now available in the US from Newegg”

  1. 1. PocketBook has a smart phone (iPhone or Android) “PocketBook Reader” app that ssems to be free/no-ads that works by itself or will synch with other devices including PocketBook’s hardware E-Ink readers. It looks pretty good. See more here (includes links to the App Store and Google Play).


    2. The Newegg link in the article doesn’t work for me. The shortened link goes through a https://go.skimresources.com interloper site before transiting to Newegg. My browser is protected from that sort of potentially dangerous hijacking. The two links below work. The first link is the end point of the shortened link in the article (the interloper’s URL is removed), and the second link is a general Newegg search for “PocketBook” which surprisingly turns up a lot of different third-party case options that are not shown in the first Newegg link.



    3. There are two things missing that are preventing me from buying these readers:

    a) No uSD slot.

    b) No 3.5mm headphone jack.

    Making Bluetooth the only way to access audio on an E-Ink reader is a bad idea, especially because of battery drain – not only in the reader itself, but more so in the BT ear phones. Adding these two items will not affect water resistance and will increase the price by a trivially small amount. Why didn’t PocketBook do it?

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