The Cybook Ocean's Cover Charges Within an Hour

By: Joey Haar - Sep 19, 2016
References: bookeen & theverge
Sitting outside in the open air and getting lost in a good book is one of life's great pleasures, and the Cybook Ocean from French e-reader company Bookeen is making that pleasure a little more sustainable.

Anyone with an e-reader knows that their biggest drawback when compared to paper books is that they have a battery life. Though the small amount of charge for e-readers is hardly a genuine environmental concern, the bigger issue is that a literature fan is left bookless when his or her device dies.

The Cybook Ocean removes that worry when reading outside thanks to its solar-charging cover. Aptly patterned like a leaf, the cover can fully charge the Cybook Ocean within an hour of being exposed to sunlight.