Are color e-readers a meme?

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    color e-ink will be very good for battery life

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The contrast and brightness isn't there yet compared to monochrome e-ink, but I'm sure it will get there eventually.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The "même" here is that they have spent over ten years trying to make this a thing and have not yet succeeded
    Draw your own conclusions

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The tech is over a decade out of date because of patents. Short of China walking into Taiwan and killing all the rent seeking landlords killing the tech things are going to stay shitty forever.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        10 inch e readers still not costing under 200 bucks in the year 2024 is a israelite joke

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Pretty useless. For text you don't need it. Sure, you can now see the covers now in color, but still. The quality and accuracy of the colors are not that great.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      News articles and most graphs benefit from color.
      Hell I am posting this from an ereader.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >posting this from an ereader
        My condolences

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          It's really not too bad, the a2 mode really makes the screen response snappy enough for scrolling, and typing. Screen is a bit washed out in the quicker modes.
          It runs android so I'm just using blue clover, it also has otg so I just plug in a physical keyboard if I am doing more than a sentence or two. I will sometimes ssh into a server with it, it's not awful. I would really like some color when I do that however.
          Meebook m7 if you were curious.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, for now, and at the pace e-paper is developing, for the foreseeable future.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes color e readers are a meme
    The blacks look worse and in exchange you get 5 shitty washed out pastel colors

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    as a paperwhite 3 owner, its a meme

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It could be good for signage, using much less power than an LCD screen for things like pic related.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

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  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    They are called tablets and are older than eink readers.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    it's shit. the assumed benefit is that it's easy on the eyes, except you cannot read in the dark, so you'll be staring into a backlight regardless. maybe normies on a hot summer day on the beach in full sunlight can appreciate it, I however do not.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      you're a moronic subhuman. I've used them for almost 2 decades with no issues. Turn on the backlight, a lamp or something. Dumb gorilla. Do gorillas goreally?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        just buy a goddamn android tablet or ipad instead you fricking groid.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Nope. Anything else, lady?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Nope
            then why argue.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            are you ok, kid?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      the light on ereaders is diffused and not directly in your eyes unlike on tablets

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        That doesn't make sense.
        What can be said is that an e-reader's front light operates on lower intensities. Most LCD backlights can't be dimmed down enough since on the other end of the spectrum they have to be bright enough to be somewhat readable at day.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    E-readers are a meme in general.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm fairly happy with my 10" but for a 6" I don't really see the benefit since you aren't going to read comics or pdf documents or take notes.
    Just being able to see colored covers doesn't seem worth the downsides.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Color television is a meme.

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Boox team, I know you browse here. Make a Box Tab X with 300 PPI and I will buy that shit. It will be the perfect manga-dedicated device. Please kindly do the needful. I don't know how getting e-ink panels works, but Kindle has 300 ppi eink so just get larger cutouts of that. That is how this works r-right?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Make a Box Tab X with 300 PPI and I will buy that shit
      It also needs at least a micro SD slot.
      The Tab X at its heart is still the Max 3 from 2019 with the button removed while the Note series got regular refinements.
      13.3" with 300ppi has become available now.
      So far all 13.3" panels have been flexible Mobius instead of the glass backed ones used in smaller devices, we'll have to see if that changes.

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