Kibano digireader

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Kibano Digireader

Kibano Digireader

  • Made by: Kibano
  • Released: January 2011(?)
  • Predecessor: None
  • Languages Supported: Norwegian Bokmål and English.
  • File Types Supported: PDF, EPUB, MP3


  • Touch based 6” E-Ink display
  • Ebook and audiobook support.
  • Internet browsing
  • Preloaded online shop
  • Store approx. 3000 eBooks
  • Bookmark function
  • Write notes and highlight sections in the book
  • Rechargeable Lithium-Polymer battery (8000 pages or approx one month without wifi)
  • Accessories: AC adapter, USB cable, manual


  • Latest firmware: 2.0.12
  • Weight: 200g
  • Dimension: H201*W148*D62 mm
  • Screen technology: E-ink
  • Screen resolution: 800x600 px
  • Memory 4GB
  • Speaker
  • USB.2.0
  • 3,5mm audio jack
  • Wifi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • FM-transmitter
  • MicroSD card
  • Menca memory card support (eBook and audio support)


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See Also

Official Kibano digireader page

Hacking the Kibano digireader

Kernel sources

Kibano distribute updates for their devices via their Ofte stilte spørsmål (frequently asked questions) page, linking to two PDF files (one for Norli customers, the other for Bokklubben customers) hosted on Dropbox. These documents themselves link to ZIP files, also hosted on Dropbox, which contain what appear to be complete sets of software for the digireader. These include a Linux kernel and disk images containing both open source and proprietary components.

Kibano do not provide links to source code for either Linux or any of the other components for which source code should be provided. Neither do they provide a written offer for the source code in the PDF documents on the above page. It is possible that the digireader itself comes with information about how source code may be obtained for the device. However, since Kibano are obliged to provide sources for Linux and various other components (e.g., BusyBox), you are encouraged to request this from them by sending an e-mail request to their customer service e-mail address.

The lack of readily-available source code for critical components makes it more difficult to hack, customize or modify the digireader.

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