ICARUS Illumina XL

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illumina XL 8" reader

Illumina XL


The Illumina XL now in paperback format!

Read your favorite books in paperback size with the ICARUS Illumina XL. It features a 8” E-Ink Pearl HD touch screen. With 75% more screen property, the Illumina XL allows you to read more on one page or to use bigger fonts than normal 6” e-readers do. Even compared to 6.8” e-readers the Illumina has a 38% bigger screen.

The paperback is not the preferred book size in the world without reason. It offers the perfect trade-off between comfortable reading and compact dimensions.

The e-reader comes with an integrated front light. This means you can read comfortably during the day and at night. The intensity of the light can be adjusted and the light can be switched off completely too. In dark environment we recommend to use only moderate levels of brightness in order to keep the contrast pleasant to the eyes. The highest light settings can be used in light environments to increase the ‘whiteness’ of the screen.

Thanks to the Wi-Fi connectivity you can wirelessly browse the web and access content on the go. With Android 4.2 you can install your own apps, from your favorite reading app to social media or productivity apps. This makes the Illumina XL – the first and only 8 inch e-reader with Android – the most versatile 8 inch e-reader on the market. Add Dropbox to read books stored in the cloud or check your e-mail on the E Ink screen. Many libraries have their own reading app, giving you access to thousands of books for only a small membership fee.

The ICARUS Illumina offers support for all relevant e-book formats and has many options for adjusting the layout of your books. You can also listen to music or audio books or background music while reading.

The ICARUS8 has great PDF support, with PDF Reflow, many options for adjusting documents and fast page turns. And PDF documents look better on the bigger screen than on typical 6” e-readers.

Advanced features

The Illumina XL has the following reading functions:

  • Bookmark Management
  • Table of Contents
  • Go To Page
  • Text Search
  • Adjusting Font Size
  • Adjusting Font Type (in ePub documents)
  • Adjusting Page Margins (in ePub documents)
  • Installing your own fonts
  • Screen Rotation
  • Automatic Page Turning
  • Set Refresh Mode
  • Add To Favorites
  • Book Information (Metadata)


  • Screen: 8" E Ink Pearl HD, 1024 x 768 160ppi with front light and touch screen
  • Memory: 8Gb internal memory
    • Expandable via Micro SD card (up to 32Gb)
  • Connectivity: USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 B/G/N
  • Supported book formats: PDF, FB2, EPUB, RTF, MOBI, TXT, HTML
  • Supported audio formats: MP3
  • Supported image formats: JPG, BMP, GIF, PNG
  • Battery: 2800mAh, up to thousands of page refreshes
  • Applications: File Manager, Music Player, Image Viewer, Library, Recent Reading
  • Dimensions and weight: 145 x 200x 9mm, 275 gr.


new size upgrade from 6" unit, ICARUS Illumina

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