MobiScribe Wave Color 7.8 e-reader

Author: Nicolas ᚚ

Mobiscribe wave color e-reader

MobiScribe is an Asian e-reader manufacturer specializing in note-taking tools with e-ink screens. These readers are also designed for work.

The MobiScribe Wave is a new e-reader featuring a 7.8-inch screen with Kaleido Plus e-ink color screen technology.

👉 See the Mobiscribe Wave Color on

The Kaleido Plus screen is a second-generation color screen similar to that of the Pocketbook Inkpad Color 2. So it's not the most recent technology (which is Kaleido 3), but it's not the oldest either.

The big advantage of this e-reader is the Android 12 system, which enables new applications to be installed.

While the e-reader offers a default reading application for your ebooks and PDF documents, it will still be possible to install applications from Kindle, Kobo, Pocketbook and others.

But, as always with this type of e-reader, it's not a machine optimized for reading. The reading experience is therefore a compromise when using the Kindle application (for example).

This will be the Android version available for smartphone or tablet, and not the simplified reading interface available on Kindle e-readers.

That said, the Mobiscribe Wave Color is primarily designed as a productivity tool. A stylus for note-taking (Wacom technology with 4096 pressure levels) is supplied with the e-reader.

Mobiscribe wave color ereader stylus

The color screen, though limited, makes it easy to consult and annotate PDF documents.

For comic book readers, this Mobiscribe Wave Color may also be a good reading aid, since the PDF format is well supported. Given the size of the color screen (7.8 inches), we can imagine using this e-reader to read mangas and comic books.

Here are the Mobiscribe Wave Color's technical specifications:

  • 7.8-inch screen with Kaleido Plus electronic color ink
  • Resolution: 1404 x 1872 for black & white (300 PPP), 468 x 624 for color (100 PPP)
  • Storage capacity: 64 GB
  • RAM memory: 4 GB
  • Wifi
  • Bluetooth for connecting headphones or speakers
  • Speakers
  • Android 12
  • IPX7 certification (water and dust resistant)
  • 2500 mAh battery
  • Wacom stylus with 4096 pressure levels

This Mobiscribe is equipped with speakers and Bluetooth connectivity, so it's also possible to play music or audio books.

This Mobiscribe Wave ereader is therefore ideal for mixed use: note-taking and reading.

It's worth noting, however, that you'll need to be familiar with the Android system to use this machine, as it won't be as easy to get to grips with as a dedicated reading device (Kindle, Kobo, Pocketbook, etc.).

For a price equivalent (or almost, you'll have to reckon with between $300 and $400) to the larger black-and-white note-taking e-readers (Kindle Scribe or Kobo Elipsa), the choice isn't an easy one.

Mobiscribe wave color ereader

On the one hand, you've got a bigger screen and the ease of use of the mass-market e-readers available everywhere, and on the other, you've got a e-reader with a color screen but more obscure and less well distributed (so customer service may not be up to scratch).

For work, I think the following e-readers are more appropriate:

We already know that updates are regular for these models, which won't be the case for the Mobiscribe Wave Color (in my opinion).

On the other hand, if you like a bit of tinkering and you're desperate for a color screen (e-ink) at an attractive price, this Mobiscribe could be just what you're looking for.

👉 See the Mobiscribe Wave Color on

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