Announcement. PocketBook Era - waterproof reader

Assortment of readers from PocketBookreplenished with a device called PocketBook Era. The killer feature of the novelty is, of course, water protection according to the IPX8 class. Which means that the device can be used relatively freely in the bath, swimming pool, in the rain, etc. By the way, pay attention to the fact that dust protection is not declared. Only from water.

Screen of the latest generation E-Ink Carta 1200.Seven inch (152 cm²). The resolution is 1264×1680, which gives the standard 300 dpi for e-ink. There is a backlight with adjustable color temperature.

Touch screen, so basic controlreader goes through it. But there are also additional side buttons for paging. In fact, they are located on the right. But nothing prevents the reader from turning over and poking the buttons with the fingers of his left hand. Everything is symmetrical, and there is a sensor that reacts to turns.

The brand of the chipset is not specified. Something low-power dual-core with a frequency of 1 GHz. However, we do not have Android here, but something home-made, much less demanding on computing resources.

RAM is always 1 GB.Permanent - 16 or 64 GB. Although where is the 64 GB reader? Is that only if you use it to listen to audiobooks. (There is a speaker, plus you can connect via Bluetooth. And they even put an adapter from Type-C to a standard audio jack in the package). Although it's all bullshit. For audio, modern smartphones are much more comfortable.

What else. The battery has a capacity of 1700 mAh. There is a Wi-Fi module. Which one exactly is not specified.

About money.They promise that PocketBook Era will cost $199 (₽11,500) for the younger version and $249 (₽14,400) for the older one. Please note that neither a case nor a charger are included in the standard package, they will have to be purchased separately.

Whether the device will appear in Russia is not clear. So far, there is no movement on our version of the site.

Main features of PocketBook Era:

Screen gradation of gray, E-Ink, 7″, 1264×1680, 300 ppi, 152 cm², 16 colors, touch, capacitive, multi-touch, backlight, Carta 1200
Hardware1 GHz, 2 cores
Memory RAM 1 GB, ROM 16-64 GB, no memory card
Battery Li-Pol, 1700 mAh
Dimensions155 x 134.3 x 7.8 mm
Weight228 g
OS Linux (3.10.65)
Sensors Accelerometer, Hall
USBType-C v2.0

George Kiselyov