There is a relatively new digital note taking device that has been developed and manufactured in Japan. It is called the Supernote A5 and it was released in late 2018. It features a large 10.3 inch screen with an active digitizer layer for stylus interactions.
The Supernote A5 features a 10.3 inch E-Ink Digital Ink Touch Screen with a WACOM digitizer layer. The resolution is 1872×1404 with 226 PPI. Underneath the hood is an IMX6 single core processor, 1GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It is powered by a respectable 2850mAh battery. The dimensions are 245mmx178mmx7mm and weighs less than 366g.
This device is running on an Linux OS that has been heavily optimized for making digital notes, it has a dedicated app that allows you to draw. It also pulls double duty as a dedicated ebook reader
There are a few things I dig about this e-reader. It does not have round edges and has a brilliant white body. This is also a byproduct of the Digital Stationary Consortium that was launched a few years ago and comprises of a who’s who of the technology world.
In the near future the company is going to unveil a new product, called the Supernote A6, not much is known about it yet, but a formal announcement will be made next week.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve 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. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.