Boyue has just released the Likebook Muses, which can be considered the second generation Likebook Mars. This device has the same specs as the Mars, except it has a WACOM layer and comes with a stylus with take notes and edit PDF files. It also has more internal storage to house all of your apps and files, with 32GB and SD support for an additional 128GB.
The Likebook Muses features a s a 7.8 inch E Ink Carta touchscreen display with a resolution of 1782×1448 and 300 PPI. It also has a WACOM layer and comes with a stylus. In order to take notes effectively Boyue has incorporated the same note taking software that the Likebook Mimas employs.
Underneath the hood is a 8 core 1.5 GHZ processor with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. This is the 3rd e-reader ever made with an octa-core processor. It also has support for Bluetooth, WIFi, 3.5mm headphone jack, but doesn’t have built in in speakers. It is powered by a 3100mAh battery.
The Muses has a front-lit display with 17 LED lights, the vast majority of them are white and the rest are orange to give a candlelight effect. Many e-readers that have a color temperature system have two different sliders, one for each. The Boyue has one slider that controls the luminosity of the white LED lights and if you hit the moon button you can control the brightness of the candlelight effect. I like this condensed approach, it minimizes the amount of space the lighting control system takes up.
This device is also running Android 6.0 and has the same UI has the Mimas. It is available now on Amazon for $329 and Good e-Reader will be selling it soon on our online store.
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