Best Pocketbook e-reader (2024)

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Best Pocketbook ereaders

Welcome to the world of e-readers, where PocketBook shines bright. In this article, I'll explore why PocketBook stands out in making reading ebook easy and enjoyable. Join me as we discover the simple and cool features that make PocketBook more than just an e-reader – it's your ticket to a great reading experience!

You'll find a selection of the 3 best e-eaders avaible in the Poketbook Brand.

Pocketbook InkPad Color 3

eReader : Pocketbook InkPad Color 3
Pocketbook InkPad Color 3
Imagepocketbook inkpad color 3
Screen size7.8"
Resolution1404 x 1872 pixels (greyscale) 702 x 936 pixels (color)
ColorYes
BacklightYes
WaterproofIPX8
Storage32 GB
Pen / StylusNo
SD cardNo
Ebook formatsEPUB, PDF, FB2, FB2.ZIP, TXT, DJVU, HTM, HTML, DOC, DOCX, RTF, CHM, TCR, PRC (MOBI), JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF + audio : M4A, M4B, OGG, OGG.ZIP, MP3, MP3.ZIP
Blue light filterYes
OtherColor screen : E Ink Kaleido™ 3 color screen capable of displaying 4096 colors. Text-to-speech and audiobooks support.
ReviewOne of the best color e-reader with the last Kaleido 3 color technology ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Link (where to buy?)Amazon.com

The Pocketbook InkPad Color 3 is still very interesting for those who want a large color reader.

It is therefore a 7.8-inch version of the Pocketbook Color (6 inches) for a larger reading surface and the contribution of color on the screen.

The screen is of the type E Ink Kaleido™ 3 which does not necessarily guarantee a very accurate display of colors: they will be quite bland, like what we find with the Pocketbook Color & Pocketbook Color 3.

But we must admit that it is an excellent reading solution for people who are looking for a reader with a large screen and who need (or want) a little color with the latest e ink technology (Kaleido 3).

Pocketbook Era

eReader : Pocketbook Era
Pocketbook Era
Imagepocketbook era e-reader
Screen size7"
Resolution1264 x 1680 pixels
ColorNo
BacklightYes
WaterproofYes (IPX8)
Storage16 - 64 GB
Pen / StylusNo
SD cardNo
Ebook formatsEPUB, PDF, FB2, FB2.ZIP, TXT, DJVU, HTM, HTML, DOC, DOCX, RTF, CHM, TCR, PRC (MOBI), JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF
Blue light filter
OtherBuilt-in speaker & Bluetooth, Text-to-speech
Review⭐⭐⭐⭐ (Very good but a little bit expensive)
Link (where to buy?)Amazon.com

The Pocketbook Era is a 7-inch e-reader competing with the Kindle Paperwhite (6.8-inch screen) and Kobo Libra 2 (7-inch screen).

The Pocketbook Era has a 7-inch screen, a waterproof reader and a little extra: speakers to listen to audio books (in mp3). If you have a Bluetooth speaker, you can of course connect headphones or a compatible speaker.

It is therefore a fairly high-end e-reader with a very nice screen and a great compatibility with a large number of ebook formats.

Pocketbook InkPad X Pro

eReader : Pocketbook Inkpad X Pro
Pocketbook Inkpad X Pro
Imagepocketbook inkpad x e-reader
Screen size10.3"
Resolution1404 x 1872 pixels
ColorNo
BacklightYes
WaterproofNo
Storage32 GB
Pen / StylusYes
SD card
Ebook formatsEPUB, PDF, FB2, FB2.ZIP, TXT, DJVU, HTM, HTML, DOC, DOCX, RTF, CHM, TCR, PRC (MOBI), JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF + audio : MP3, M4B, and OGG formats
Blue light filterYes
OtherBluetooth for audiobooks
Review⭐⭐⭐⭐
Link (where to buy?)Amazon.com

Finally, we must talk about the Pocketbook InkPad X Pro, which offers a reader with a very large reading surface and note taking capabilities. Its 10.3-inch screen has a resolution of 1404 x 1872 pixels, which allows you to display the text very accurately.

Like e-readers like the Kindle Scribe, Bookeen Notéa or Kobo Elipsa, this reader is sold with a stylus. It is therefore a very suitable reading solution for people who need a large screen to display more text or larger characters.

If you are visually impaired, this Pocketbook InkPad X reader could be a good solution to keep reading.

Pocketbook InkPad 4

eReader : Pocketbook Inkpad 4
Pocketbook Inkpad 4
ImagePocketbook InkPad 4 e-reader
Screen size7.8"
Resolution1404 x 1872 pixels
ColorNo
BacklightYes
WaterproofYes
Storage32 GB
Pen / StylusNo
SD cardNo
Ebook formatsAZW, EPUB, DOC, DOCX, FB2, CBR, CBZ, HTML, PDF, RTF, RXT (compatible with Adobe DRM), MP3, OGG, M4A
Blue light filterYes
OtherSpeaker, Bluetooth
Review⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Link (where to buy?)Amazon.com

Pocketbook has totally redesigned the Inkpad reader with a new case design that still offers buttons under the screen. These buttons allow a faster navigation to return to the library and to turn the pages.

The screen has been updated and now offers a better contrast and a refresh rate 20% higher than the previous generation. It is an E Ink Carta screen of 1404 x 1872 pixels (300 PPP - pixels per inch) that displays 1200 levels of gray!

The screen is tactile with a lighting that allows you to adjust the color temperature to limit eye fatigue and the harmful effects of blue light on your eyes.

If you're looking for a large screen e-reader, the Pocketbook Inkpad 4 (review here) might be the best option.

Pocketbook Verse

eReader : Pocketbook Verse
Pocketbook Verse
Imagepocketbook verse ereader
Screen size6"
Resolution1024 x 768 pixels
ColorNo
BacklightYes
WaterproofNo
Storage8 GB
Pen / StylusNo
SD cardYes (128 GB)
Ebook formatsEPUB, PDF, FB2, FB2.ZIP, TXT, DJVU, HTM, HTML, DOC, DOCX, RTF, CHM, TCR, PRC (MOBI), JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF
Blue light filterYes
OtherGyroscope for automatic orientation in landscape or portrait mode. USB-C port.
Review⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Link (where to buy?)Amazon.com

The Pocketbook Verse (read the review) is the budget friendly ebook reader from Pocketbook.

It features a 6-ink e ink screen with Smartlight and Dark Mode. The Pocketbook Verse will be ideal for people who want to start reading novels digitally, and who need a small, comfortable, easy-to-carry reading machine.

History of Pocketbook e-readers

Now that we have seen what are the best Pocketbook readers of the moment, it is interesting to talk a little about this brand.

Pocketbook exists since 2007 and has its origins in Ukraine. Since then, it has moved its headquarters to Switzerland (in Lugano).

As for all e-reader manufacturers, the company has its products manufactured and assembled in Asia, but it also designs its own products.

Historically, Pocketbook has always offered innovative e-readers that shake things up a bit. It is therefore not surprising that we now find several e-readers with a text-to-speech function or with a color screen.

The official website of the brand is http://www.pocketbook-int.com/.

The advantages of Pocketbook e-readers

Unlike other e-reader brands, Pocketbook offers a wide range of devices with different technical specifications and features.

There are small and cheap e-readers (6 inches) and large e-readers (10 inches screen) with and without e-ink color screen.

Pocketbook also offers many features by default in its readers. Unlike other brands such as Nook, Kindle or Kobo that want to limit the number of uses of their e-reader by offering something simple to use, Pocketbook e-readers allow you to do many more things.

But, as you can see, this sometimes makes them more complex to handle. At least at the beginning.

The main advantage of the Pocketbook readers comes from their great compatibility with ebooks. If you have a large digital library containing various file formats (PDF, Epub, PDF, Fb2, Mobi, etc.) then a Pocketbook e-reader will allow you to read everything without having to go through a conversion step (with Calibre for example).

Here are some interesting functions that you can find in some Pocketbook readers:

  • Text-to-speech function (it depends on the reader)
  • Wide file formats (depending on the reader): PDF (Adobe DRM), EPUB (Adobe DRM), DjVu, FB2, FB2.zip, MOBI, DOCX, RTF, TXT, CHM, HTML (basic), CBZ, CBR, CBT
  • Various applications are sometimes integrated to the readers (drawings, games, RSS reader)
  • Some readers can read audio files like MP3

All Pocketbook e-readers

Best 6 inch Pocketbook e-reader

To start this guide, we've put together a comparison chart that shows you the differences between the best 6 inch Pocketbook e-readers available in 2023.

eReader : Pocketbook Verse Pro vs Pocketbook Verse vs Pocketbook Basic Lux 4 vs Pocketbook Touch Lux 5 vs Pocketbook Color
Pocketbook Verse ProPocketbook VersePocketbook Basic Lux 4Pocketbook Touch Lux 5Pocketbook Color
Imagepocketbook verse pro ereaderpocketbook verse ereaderpocketbook basic lux 4pocketbook touch lux 5pocketbook color
Screen size6"6"6"6"6"
Resolution1072 x 1448 pixels1024 x 768 pixels758 x 1024 pixels758 x 1024 pixels1072 x 1448 pixels (for greyscale)
ColorNoNoNoNoYes
BacklightYesYesYesYesYes
WaterproofYes (IPX8)NoNoNoNo
Storage16 GB8 GB8 GB8 GB16 GB
Pen / StylusNoNoNoNoNo
SD cardNoYes (128 GB)NomicroSD memory card slot (up to 32 GB)memory card up to 32 GB
Ebook formatsEPUB, PDF, FB2, FB2.ZIP, TXT, DJVU, HTM, HTML, DOC, DOCX, RTF, CHM, TCR, PRC (MOBI), JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFFEPUB, PDF, FB2, FB2.ZIP, TXT, DJVU, HTM, HTML, DOC, DOCX, RTF, CHM, TCR, PRC (MOBI), JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFFEPUB, PDF, FB2, FB2.ZIP, TXT, DJVU, HTM, HTML, DOC, DOCX, RTF, CHM, TCR, PRC (MOBI), JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFFEPUB, PDF, FB2, FB2.ZIP, TXT, DJVU, HTM, HTML, DOC, DOCX, RTF, CHM, TCR, PRC (MOBI), JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFFEPUB, PDF, FB2, FB2.ZIP, TXT, DJVU, HTM, HTML, DOC, DOCX, RTF, CHM, TCR, PRC (MOBI), JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF + audio : M4A, M4B, OGG, OGG.ZIP, MP3, MP3.ZIP
Blue light filterYesYesNoYesNo
OtherText-to-Speech and audio format support (MP3, MP3.zip, OGG, OGG.zip, M4A, M4B) via BluetoothGyroscope for automatic orientation in landscape or portrait mode. USB-C port.E Ink Kaleido™ HD screen, which displays 4096 colors. Text-to-speech.
Review⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Link (where to buy?)Amazon.comAmazon.comAmazon.comAmazon.comAmazon.com

Best 7 Inch and more Pocketbook e-reader

eReader : Pocketbook InkPad Color 3 vs Pocketbook Inkpad X Pro vs Pocketbook Inkpad 4 vs Pocketbook Era vs Pocketbook InkPad X vs Pocketbook InkPad 3 Pro vs Pocketbook InkPad Lite
Pocketbook InkPad Color 3Pocketbook Inkpad X ProPocketbook Inkpad 4Pocketbook EraPocketbook InkPad XPocketbook InkPad 3 ProPocketbook InkPad Lite
Imagepocketbook inkpad color 3pocketbook inkpad x e-readerPocketbook InkPad 4 e-readerpocketbook era e-readerpocketbook inkpad x e-readerPocketbook InkPad 3 Pro e-readerpocketbook inkpad lite e-reader
Screen size7.8"10.3"7.8"7"10.3"7.8"9.7"
Resolution1404 x 1872 pixels (greyscale) 702 x 936 pixels (color)1404 x 1872 pixels1404 x 1872 pixels1264 x 1680 pixels1404 x 1872 pixels1404 x 1872 pixels825 x 1200 pixels
ColorYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
BacklightYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
WaterproofIPX8NoYesYes (IPX8)NoYes (IPX8)
Storage32 GB32 GB32 GB16 - 64 GB32 GB16 GB8 GB
Pen / StylusNoYesNoNoNoNoNo
SD cardNoNoNoNoNomemory cards up to 32 GB
Ebook formatsEPUB, PDF, FB2, FB2.ZIP, TXT, DJVU, HTM, HTML, DOC, DOCX, RTF, CHM, TCR, PRC (MOBI), JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF + audio : M4A, M4B, OGG, OGG.ZIP, MP3, MP3.ZIPEPUB, PDF, FB2, FB2.ZIP, TXT, DJVU, HTM, HTML, DOC, DOCX, RTF, CHM, TCR, PRC (MOBI), JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF + audio : MP3, M4B, and OGG formatsAZW, EPUB, DOC, DOCX, FB2, CBR, CBZ, HTML, PDF, RTF, RXT (compatible with Adobe DRM), MP3, OGG, M4AEPUB, PDF, FB2, FB2.ZIP, TXT, DJVU, HTM, HTML, DOC, DOCX, RTF, CHM, TCR, PRC (MOBI), JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFFEPUB, PDF, FB2, FB2.ZIP, TXT, DJVU, HTM, HTML, DOC, DOCX, RTF, CHM, TCR, PRC (MOBI), JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF + audio : MP3, M4B, and OGG formatsEPUB, PDF, FB2, FB2.ZIP, TXT, DJVU, HTM, HTML, DOC, DOCX, RTF, CHM, TCR, PRC (MOBI), JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF + audio : mp3 and m4bEPUB, PDF, FB2, FB2.ZIP, TXT, DJVU, HTM, HTML, DOC, DOCX, RTF, CHM, TCR, PRC (MOBI), JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF
Blue light filterYesYesYesYesYesYes
OtherColor screen : E Ink Kaleido™ 3 color screen capable of displaying 4096 colors. Text-to-speech and audiobooks support.Bluetooth for audiobooksSpeaker, BluetoothBuilt-in speaker & Bluetooth, Text-to-speechBluetooth for audio
ReviewOne of the best color e-reader with the last Kaleido 3 color technology ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (Very good but a little bit expensive)⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Link (where to buy?)Amazon.comAmazon.comAmazon.comAmazon.comAmazon.comAmazon.comAmazon.com

Best Color Pocketbook e-reader

eReader : Pocketbook InkPad Color 3 vs Pocketbook Viva vs Pocketbook Color
Pocketbook InkPad Color 3Pocketbook VivaPocketbook Color
Imagepocketbook inkpad color 3pocketbook viva ereaderpocketbook color
Screen size7.8"8"6"
Resolution1404 x 1872 pixels (greyscale) 702 x 936 pixels (color)1440 x 1920 pixels1072 x 1448 pixels (for greyscale)
ColorYesYesYes
BacklightYesYesYes
WaterproofIPX8Yes (IPX8)No
Storage32 GB64 GB16 GB
Pen / StylusNoNoNo
SD cardNoNomemory card up to 32 GB
Ebook formatsEPUB, PDF, FB2, FB2.ZIP, TXT, DJVU, HTM, HTML, DOC, DOCX, RTF, CHM, TCR, PRC (MOBI), JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF + audio : M4A, M4B, OGG, OGG.ZIP, MP3, MP3.ZIPEPUB, PDF, FB2, FB2.ZIP, TXT, DJVU, HTM, HTML, DOC, DOCX, RTF, CHM, TCR, PRC (MOBI), JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFFEPUB, PDF, FB2, FB2.ZIP, TXT, DJVU, HTM, HTML, DOC, DOCX, RTF, CHM, TCR, PRC (MOBI), JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF + audio : M4A, M4B, OGG, OGG.ZIP, MP3, MP3.ZIP
Blue light filterYesYesNo
OtherColor screen : E Ink Kaleido™ 3 color screen capable of displaying 4096 colors. Text-to-speech and audiobooks support.Bluetooth for Text-to-speech and audio books (M4A, M4B, OGG, OGG.ZIP, MP3, MP3.ZIP)E Ink Kaleido™ HD screen, which displays 4096 colors. Text-to-speech.
ReviewOne of the best color e-reader with the last Kaleido 3 color technology ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Link (where to buy?)Amazon.comAmazon.comAmazon.com

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