Pocketbook Inkpad Color 2 e-reader

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Pocketbook Inkpad Color 2 e-reader

The news keeps coming from Pocketbook with the announcement of the Pocketbook Inkpad Color 2 reader. As usual, Pocketbook updates the Inkpad Color with the latest technological advances by integrating a new Kaleido Plus color screen.

The Pocketbook Inkpad Color 2 comes just after the new Pocketbook Inkpad 4 with a color version that offers a more complete model for comic book lovers, while maintaining a large diagonal of 7.8 inches.

The most important element, then, is this E Ink color Kaleido Plus screen that allows for more vivid and realistic colors. If the resolution in black and white is still 1404 x 1872 pixels (300 PPP), the color resolution is much lower: 468 x 624 pixels (100 PPP) with 4096 different colors displayable.

The design of the e-reader follows the new Pocketbook codes and we still find the buttons under the screen that allow access to the main menu, options and page turning without having to press the touch screen.

Other good news: the reader is waterproof with an IPX8 certification.

As with the Pocketbook Inkpad 4, this Inkpad Color 2 offers many possibilities for reading audio books.

First of all, the color e-reader offers a Bluetooth connection to connect headphones or an audio speaker.

Secondly, there are speakers, which makes the reader autonomous and therefore does not require the purchase of additional audio equipment.

And, in addition to reading many digital audio formats (M4A, M4B, OGG, OGG.ZIP, MP3, MP3.ZIP), the Pocketbook Inkpad Color 2 offers a text-to-speech function that allows you to transform classic ebooks into an audio book via software reading with a synthetic voice.

These audio reading possibilities, the color screen and the large format of this reader make the Pocketbook Inkpad Color 2 very attractive for demanding book readers. It is also one of the most complete readers on the market.

Pocketbook Inkpad Color 2 e-reader

Here are the technical specifications of the Pocketbook Inkpad Color 2:

  • E Ink Kaleido Plus display, 7.8 inches, 1404 x 1872 pixels (300 PPP) black and white, 468 x 624 pixels (100 PPP) with 4096 different colors displayable
  • 1.8 Ghz processor
  • 1 GB RAM memory
  • 32 GB of storage memory
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • Wifi
  • Speaker
  • USB-C
  • 2900 mAh battery
  • Waterproof with IPX8 certification
  • Audio formats: M4A, M4B, OGG, OGG.ZIP, MP3, MP3.ZIP

The e-reader will be available soon in May 2023.

But, there is a big problem: its price. Indeed, the Pocketbook Inkpad Color 2 is announced with a launch price of $319.99.

The price is high for a reading device, but its characteristics justify its price, provided that the color rendering is up to the mark...