iReader has just released the Smart Air e-note. This device is designed to read books and take notes, in addition to edit PDF files. This is the first iReader product to support English out of the box.
The i-Reader Smart Air features an 8-inch E Ink Carta 1200 display having 300PPI resolution. Apart from offering enhanced clarity and sharpness, the new SmartAir e-note device has a 22 percent faster refresh rate and 15 percent better contrast. Along with the enhanced display parameters, the other significant development with the new SmartAir device is that it is now thinner by 38.5 percent. It has a front-lit display with 28 levels of warm and cold lights, which ensures no matter where you are reading, you can keep things bright.
Underneath the hood is a 2GHz dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. There is Bluetooth 5.1 to listen to audiobooks, podcasts or music via wireless headphones. You can transfer books, PDF and other data via USB-C, this is also how you charge it. It comes with a 2400 mAh battery which is rated to last 75 hours while having a standby time of 45 days.
PalmReading said the writing aspect of the e-note too has been revamped, which includes enhanced writing friction so that the stylus allows for a more realistic writing experience that is the closest to real pen and paper. The company said the screen surface etching process has been upgraded in a manner there is no significant impact on light transmittance which stands at 91.83 while clarity has improved by 20 percent. PalmReading said they opted for the new-gen flexible ink film V400SU that has faster refresh and response times. The stylus otherwise supports 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity. It ships with a free stylus, which is the 3rd generation i-Reader X-Pen with no eraser.