The SuperNote A5 is a very innovative 10.3 inch digital note taking device. It has many different features that makes it standout in a crowded market. There is a small touchscreen bar on the side of the screen, if you swipe down you get a UI on the sidebar and if you swipe up you engage a full page refresh, that removes any ghosting on the screen. There is a hidden sidebar on the left hand side, if you swipe to the right, it loads up the note editing page. This gives you an advantage when editing an EPUB ebook or a PDF file.
When you are editing a PDF or EPUB book you cannot click on a word or highlight it in the conventional sense. What you need to do is draw a < at the beginning of the word or sentence and have a > at the end. Anything contained within the parenthesis can be included in the summary or as a comment. Comments and Summaries can be accessed at any time in your PDF or EPUB. SuperNote is working on a system that will convert handwritten shapes to razor sharp ones. Right now if you draw a star, it will automatically convert it to a high res version of a star.
The back of the SuperNote has a small rail system, it does not interfere with the way you hold it, but it was designed for the case. The case as a small indentation that combined with the rail, allows the SuperNote to fit snugly in the case, by sliding it down. You can shake it, turn it upside down and the e-reader will never fall out of the case, unless you physically move it upwards to remove it. The case also has a stylus holder.
The SuperPen is the most interesting stylus ever made. It is ultra premium and a firm departure from the cheap plastic stylus that most products have. It looks like it is made of high grade aluminium and the stylus tip looks like a gel pen the overall design makes it look like a normal pen. The pen system can be totally removed from the shell and replaced. The stylus is heavy and weighted.
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Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.