PocketBook Era, an eBook reader with speaker and text-to-speech reading

The PocketBook Era is a new digital book reader that uses a 7-inch Carta 1200 electronic ink display. Your resolution is 1,680 x 1,264 pixels, a fairly balanced level considering the density of pixels per inch that it throws.

E-ink screens do not have a backlight, which allows them to offer a more natural reading experience that is closer to what we would have on paper. However, this also represents a disadvantage, which is that it is not possible to use them in the dark. To overcome this problem, the PocketBook Era comes with a front lighting system which is adjustable in intensity and temperature.

When it comes to design, the PocketBook Era has a classic and simple line. Its construction quality is beyond doubt, since it has IPX8 certification, which means that it is waterproof, and it comes with a feature that is not common in this type of device, an external speaker. This has an explanation, as we will see below.

The PocketBook Era includes software that is capable of reading any written text, which means that if we don’t feel like reading but want to continue with that book we wanted so badly we can use voice reading mode. The rest of its specifications place it at a fairly acceptable level, since it has 1 GB of RAM, it has a processor of two ARM Cortex-A7 cores and has 16 GB of storage capacity.

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For the rest, the PocketBook Era has Wi-Fi 4 and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, has a USB Type-C connector and comes with a sensor that automatically activates screen rotation. It also has a 3.5mm headphone jack. It will be available in Europe “very soon” with a price of little more than 200 euros.

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