It is not always easy to find an ereader that is fully waterpoof, especially, if you want larger screen than 6 inches. The waterproof Pocket Inkpad 3 Pro with 7.8 inch screen is now available at about 290 euros (depending on the retailer).
The Inkpad 3 Pro has a complete set of features for reading ebooks, listening to audiobooks, podcasts and music anywhere where you normally wouldn’t take any electronic devices. The device is waterproof.
Frontlight makes reading possible even in dark, and if you don’t want to read, but listen instead, you can turn on the text-speech function that reads ebooks aloud to you. In addition to this, audiobooks and podcasts can be listened via a Bluetooth speaker.
IPX8 means that a device survives water deeper than one meter intact for an undefined time – usually, the manufacturer specifies the exact time.
Pocketbook already has a product called Inkpad 3 available, but it is not the same as the Inkpad 3 Pro. If you are specifically shopping for a waterproof e-reader, ensure you are looking at the Pro version.
Here is a short video clip that introduces the key features of the Pocketbook Inkpad 3 Pro.
Pocketbook Inkpad 3 Pro key specifications and features
- Display size 7.8 inches.
- E Ink Carta display, resolution 1404 × 1872, 300 DPI, 16 grayscale levels, capacitive multisensor touch screen.
- Waterproof IPX8 level.
- Audiobooks and podcasts can be listened on the device.
- The device can read ebooks aloud.
- Processor Dual Core (2×1 GHz)
- RAM 1 GB
- Internal storage 16 GB.
- Micro USB port.
- Linux 3.0.35 operating system.
- E-book formats that can be opened in the device: ACSM, CBR, CBZ, CHM, DJVU, DOC, DOCX, EPUB, EPUB(DRM), FB2, FB2.ZIP, HTM, HTML, MOBI, PDF, PDF (DRM), PRC, RTF, TXT
- Music and audiobook file formats MP3, M4B (via micro USB adapter and Bluetooth)
- Text-to-Speech English (15 additional languages available for free download on pocketbook.ch).
- ABBYY Lingvo dictionaries (24 language combinations), English – German, Webster’s Dictionary 1913.
- Applications Book Store, Library, Dictionary, Browser, Audio Books, Music Player, Gallery, Calculator, Notes, RSS News, Chess, and games.
- Dimensions 195 x 136.5 x 8 mm.
- Weight 225 grams.
- Battery 1900 mAh (Li-Ion Polymer)
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