Readmoo MooInk Plus 2C: a first color e-reader with Kaleido 3 screen

Author: Nicolas ᚚ

Readmoo MooInk Plus 2C color e-reader

The Readmoo MooInk Plus 2C will be the first color e-reader to be equipped with the famous Kaleido 3 color screen that has been expected for almost a year. So was it really worth the wait?

The Kaleido 3 color display technology had become the talk of the town in terms of color display technology for e-readers.

Long announced and presented to the press, the Kaleido 3 screen is the second evolution of the Kaleido E Ink color screens.

Namely: the Pocketbook Color is equipped with an E Ink Kaleido 1 screen. And the Pocketbook InkPad Color is equipped with a Kaleido Plus screen (2nd generation).

This Readmoo MooInk Plus 2C reader will finally offer a Kaleido 3 screen with a diagonal of 7.8 inches that will seriously overshadow the Pocketbook InkPad Color.

However, we shouldn't get too excited. First of all, it's a reading device designed by a rather obscure Asian company: Readmoo. Secondly, it is reserved for the Asian market. So you won't see it on the shelves in Europe and you'll have to import it to get it.

Readmoo MooInk Plus 2C color e-reader

That being said, we have reasons to be happy. Indeed, Kaleido 3 technology is quite promising for color e-readers. Here are the new features brought by Kaleido 3 (this is a company release):

  • 30% more vivid colors than the Kaleido 2/Plus version
  • A lighting technology called E Ink ComfortGaze that promises a significant decrease in blue light emission
  • A diagonal available in 7.8 inches but also 10.3 and 13.3 inches
  • Display of 4096 colors

We will have more realistic colors, better lighting and the possibility of having larger diagonals on a color machine.

The technical specifications of the Readmoo MooInk Plus 2C e-reader also tell us that this 7.8 inch screen comes with a resolution of :

  • 1404 x 1872 pixels in black and white
  • 702 x 936 pixels with colors

The number of displayable color pixels is therefore less than on a classic black and white e-reader, but the combination of color and black and white should make it widely usable.

Here are the rest of the specifications of this Readmoo MooInk Plus 2C e-reader:

  • Screen E Ink Kaleido 3 7.8 inches (1404 x 1872 pixels in black and white / 702 x 936 pixels with colors)
  • Touchscreen
  • Lighting with ComfortGaze technology to reduce blue light by 60%.
  • 1.8 Ghz processor
  • 2 GB RAM memory
  • 128 GB of storage for files
  • 2050 mAh battery
  • Wifi
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • USB type-C
  • Weight: 280 grams

Information about the operating system is not disclosed and this machine is announced for April 2023 (in China) at a price of about $500.

Note that if you order it on an e-commerce platform, you may have to add extra costs for shipping or taxes.

If I'm not thrilled with this Readmoo MooInk Plus 2C e-reader, it's not because of its technical specifications or its screen technology.

It's more because of its lack of official availability in the US and its interface which will only be in English and some local languages (Cangjie, Instant, Zhuyin, Pinyin).

Readmoo MooInk Plus 2C color e-reader

In itself, this release is a very good thing since this reader will finally allow us to know more about this long awaited Kaleido 3 color screen !

Will it finally be possible to read comics and comic books in good conditions? It's hard to say, even if the photos communicated by the brand are promising.

We'll also have to keep a close eye on the comparisons with the new Pocketbook Viva reader, which should be available soon.

This Pocketbook Viva also offers a new color screen, but this time with a different and equally promising electronic ink technology: a Gallery 3 type screen.

So, this spring will be very interesting for everything that concerns digital reading and ereaders with color screens!

(Last edit : february 28, 2023)

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