Bookeen Cybook Gen3

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Cybook Gen3 Reader.

Cybook Gen3 is an electronic reader which uses e-ink technology. The newest version is called the Bookeen Cybook Gold Edition.

Cybook Gen3

  • Made by: Bookeen
  • Released: Oct 2007
  • Predecessor: Bookeen Cybook Gen1
  • Languages Supported: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Nederlands*, Norsk*, Suomi*, Russian*, Polish*, Slovenian* (* At least with Cybook firmware version 1.2 build 802)
  • File Types Supported: PDF, MOBI, PRC, PalmDOC (PDB), HTML, TXT, JPG, GIF, PNG, MP3


The Gen3 is a lightweight, minimalist eBook reader. It uses an E-Ink display. It has been supplanted with the Bookeen Cybook Gold Edition.


  • Size: 4.7" x 7.4" x 0.3" (118 x 188 x 8.5 mm)
  • Last firmware: 1.2
  • Weight: 6.13 ounces (174 g) battery included
  • Screen: 6" E Ink Vizplex screen [4.8"x3.6"- 122mmx91mm], 600x800 pixels, 166 dpi, B&W, 4 grayscale
  • Daylight readable (No backlight)
  • Portrait and landscape mode
  • Controls: buttons "ON/OFF", "Up ", "Down", "Right ", "Left", "Enter ", "Delete", "Menu", "Music".
  • Power Supply: Universal AC 100~240V, DC 5V 700mA, Plugs: Euro 2Pin, UK 3Pin, US 2Pin
  • Operating System: Embedded Linux
  • Software suite: Bookeen Multi-format eBook reader (Mobipocket PRC, PalmDoc, HTML, TXT, PDF)
  • Supported image formats: JPG, GIF, PNG
  • Supported sound format: MP3
  • Battery: Rechargeable built-in Li-Polymer battery (1000 mAh), 8,000 screen refresh battery life
  • Processor: Samsung S3C2410 ARM920T 200MHz
  • ROM memory: 8MB
  • RAM memory: 16MB
  • Storage memory: 64MB (512MB)
  • Connectivity: USB Client (v2.0) - Mini USB B connector


The Gen3 went on sale on 28 October 2007.

See Also


Fonts: The Cybook allows you to add your own TTF fonts (some OTF fonts work, but are not officially supported), and gives you a choice of 12 font sizes to use (on all files except pdf). Your chosen font size will be saved.

DRM: Currently reads only Mobipocket DRM files. Encrypted Mobipocket ebooks are available from many sources, and can be borrowed through eBook Lending Libraries.


The Cybook uses the Linux operating system which is covered by the Gnu General Public License (GPL). This means the source code is available for download from the Bookeen web site.

FeedBook PDF settings

The Gen3 comes loaded with a number of books from FeedBooks. The settings used to create these are given below. You'll find this template on the Custom PDF page from FeedBooks. Mobipocket support is also available.

Size 90mm x 120mm
Font size 9px
Line spacing 14px
Font type New Century Schoolbook
Top margin 8mm
Left margin 7mm
Right margin 7mm
Bottom margin 8mm

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