The BOOX brand of e-readers came on the market not too long ago, but they’re a breath of fresh air if you’re looking for a viable, e-ink alternative to your trusty Kobo, Kindle or reMarkable. The BOOX Note Air is an e-ink tablet running on a special version of Android 10 that’s perfect if you’re reading through a lot of documents and books in your daily life.
What can the BOOX Note Air do?
Inside the BOOX Note Air is a full version of Android 10. This means that essentially you’re getting an e-ink tablet. While it’s not suitable to play video games on it, it will certainly beat all the current apps that you’re using for reading on either your phone or regular tablet.
Things like Google Docs, the Kindle app, articles on the web and any PDF you’re viewing look marvellous on the 10.3″, 227 dpi HD screen of the Note Air. It features an adjustable front light (including a warm and cold setting) and the thin screen fits comfortably in one hand.
Though not as snappy as the reMarkable for drawing and designing, the Note Air provides you with a lot of flexibility to annotate any type of document, with the included stylus (which you may be looking to replace for a better overall stylus).
You can store your annotations in a separate file from the original, for added convenience.
On standby, the Note Air will run for 4 weeks on a single battery charge and will run for several days with continued, average daily use.
- Screen: 10.3 ” E ink HD Carta screen with AG glass flat cover-lens
- Resolution: 1872x1404 Carta (227dpi)
- Touch: BOOX Pen Stylus touch (4096 levels pressure sensitivity) + capacitive touch
- CPU: Updated Octa-core
- RAM: 3GB (LPDDR4X)
- ROM:32GB (eMMC)
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi (2.4GHz + 5GHz) + BT 5.0
- Front Light with CTM (Warm and Cold)
- OS: Android 10.0
- Documents Formats: PDF(reflowable), PPT,EPUB, TXT, DJVU, HTML, RTF, FB2, DOC, MOBI, CHM…
- Image Formats: PNG, JPG, TIFF, BMP
- Audio Formats: WAV, MP3
- APP Store: BOOX Store
- Support DRM(3 party apps)
- Buttons: power button
- Expansion Interface: USB Type-C (support OTG)
- G-sensor: yes
- Speaker: Built-in speaker
- Mic: yes
- Earphone Jack: USB-C earphone jack
- Battery: 3000mAh Polymer Li-on
- Battery Life: Up to 4 weeks (standby mode)
- Dimensions: 229.4*195.4*5.8mm
- Weight: ≤420g
Who is the Boox Note Air for?
If you notice you’re getting eye-strain looking at your iPad or Galaxy Tab for a longer time, an e-ink tablet such as the Boox Note Air is a perfect alternative.
While it may not work properly for gaming or any other app that refreshes the screen a lot (which goes for all of the e-reader tablets), the Note Air is perfect for longer periods of reading and note taking.
It’s quite a relief for your eyes to use this device to read articles, documents from work or just books from whatever online store you bought them at. The latest update even allows you to read and annotate Powerpoint documents.
While other e-readers have their quirks of being too focused on one task (looking at you reMarkable), the Boox Note Air runs Android and allows you a boatload of features and apps to choose from because of that.
Where can I get the Boox Note Air?
The Boox Note Air is available on Amazon via the link below: