Bookeen Cybook Gold Edition

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Cybook Gold Edition Reader.

The Bookeen Cybook Gold Edition is an update to the Bookeen Cybook Gen3. It has 1GB storage space (up from 512MB), an 8 greyscale eInk screen (previously only 4), and supports ePub and PDF with Adobe ADE. The package includes the Cybook itself, a black cover, earphones, a USB cable, and a European AC adaptor (which will not be supplied to US customers). It come with 1.9/2.0 ePub firmware, but remain compatible with 1.5 Mobi firmware. The package is not currently sold outside of the European Union, and may not come to the US retailer.

Cybook Gen3 Gold Edition


The Gen3 Gold Edition is a lightweight, minimalist eBook reader. It uses an E-Ink display..


  • Size: 4.7" x 7.4" x 0.3" (118 x 188 x 8.5 mm)
  • Last firmware: 2.1 (Adobe), 1.6 (Mobipocket)
  • 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, 8 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 BooReader
  • 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 S3C2440 ARM920T 400MHz
  • RAM memory: 64MB (?)
  • Storage memory: 1GB
  • Connectivity: USB Client (v2.0) - Mini USB B connector


The Gen3 Gold Edition went on sale somewhere in December 2009. It replaces the original Gen3.

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 Mobipocket DRM files or ePub files with Adobe DRM. Encrypted Mobipocket ebooks are available from many sources, and can be borrowed through EBook Lending Libraries. You can't have both DRM support due to legal restriction from Amazon/Mobipocket


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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