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Boyue Likebook Mars is a New E-Reader With an Octa Core Processor

By Radu Iorga

Boyue Technology is a company from China that makes a series of E-Readers with E Ink display, which go from 6.7 inches to 10.3 inches. Their latest such product is the Boyue Likebook Mars, that feels closer to a tablet rather than an E-reader. Let’s check it out.

Inside it there’s an octa core Rockchip RK3368 processor, a 64 bit CPU, which seems a bit too much for a device that’s basically just meant to read books, magazines, comic books and the works. A short presentation video also appeared showing quite a few third party apps installed on the machine. There’s OverDrive, Nook, Google Play Books, Amazon Kindle, Audible, Adobe Acrobat and FBReader.

The good news is that we also have Google Play Store installed, meaning we have access to a ton of apps and games, but I doubt you can enjoy all of them on such a monochrome display. There’s also the issue of the low screen refresh rate. The specs of the device include a 7.8 inch with a 1404 x 1872 pixel resolution, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage and a microSD card slot.

We’ve also got dual band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0 and a 0.4 inch waistline. The OS of choice is Likebook OS, which is a tweaked version of Android, apparently. Expect a price close to the $199 of the Likebook Plus.

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InkBook Infinity is a New 10.3 inch E Ink Writing Tablet, Now on Kickstarter

By Radu Iorga

InkBook Infinity is yet another E Ink based tablet, one that comes with a 10.3 inch screen and it’s supposed to launch soon. Right now it’s the subject of a Kickstarter campaign, where it’s available for preorder. Early bird backers are getting a 30% discount off the list price, even though the exact sum isn’t even known yet.

You can sign up on the InkBook Infinity website, to be notified when the whole campaign goes live. The device packs an E Ink display with a 227 ppi density, a capacitive touchscreen for navigation and also a stylus, which you can use for writing and drawing purposes. The device weighs just 12 ounces and comes with an NXP i.MX6 Solo Lite processor, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of storage.

It also has a microSD card reader with support for up to 32 GB of removable storage, as well as an USB Type-C port, WiFi 802.11n and Bluetooth 4.0. InkBook Infinity relies on a 3000 mAh battery, which is pretty big as far as e-readers are concerned. The design of the back side actually feels kind of badass, rugged almost, I’d say. This thing runs on the pretty old OS Android 4.4.2 and while is no Kindle or Sony machine, it may tempt some buyers.

E Ink has been evolving for years now, moving from the business of reading to the business of writing and drawing. And we’re still waiting on the color E Ink to go mainstream.

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Sony Debuts Small Version of Digital Paper E-Ink Tablet

By Radu Iorga

Sony had an interesting device launched last year, the Sony DPT-RP2 Digital Paper tablet, which was a giant E-Ink machine with an impressive battery life. It was an A4 size device and this week it got smaller, as Sony announced the A5 version of it. The newcomer is aptly named DPT-CP1 and it keeps the bulk of the specs, but changes format.

We’re dealing with a 10.3 inch screen here with a resolution of 1404 x 1872 pixels, at 224 dots per inch. It provides 16 levels of grayscale, 16 GB of storage for PDF files and supports sharing with iOS, Android, Windows and Mac via a companion app. The thickness is crazy, at 5.9 mm and the weight is about half a pound, also not bad at all. Sony promises here about a month of usage with a single charge. That’s the real appeal of the device, making it ideal for student or office use.

This is sadly just a product meant for the Japanese market, so no luck if you want it in Europe or USA. The price is said to be “about $650”, but it may be bigger in fact. At least it’s $100 cheaper than the bigger unit. Availability starts in early June. The other model measured 13.3 inches in diagonal and had a price of around $700 or $750. The big model shipped with a stylus, but that was reported to be laggy by its testers.

Hopefully Sony fixed the bugs and before you get excited, I should mention that the pen doesn’t come with support for pressure sensitivity.

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