Best E-Ink Tablets of 2022

Best E-Ink Tablets of 2022

How to choose the best tablet for drawing, reading and web-browsing

Best E-Ink Tablets of 2022: 0:00
reMarkable 2: 1:43
Onyx Boox: 4:07
Kobo Elipsa: 7:13

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  1. sikhswim on June 22, 2022 at 11:34 pm

    Yes! Left-handed ppl for the win!

  2. gordonyz4 on June 22, 2022 at 11:38 pm

    120hz? 🤣

  3. Jefferson Diaz on June 22, 2022 at 11:39 pm

    Didn’t even know this existed 😂

  4. Souvik Mandal on June 22, 2022 at 11:39 pm

    I do hope people watching this video check out the supernote A5X before making the final buying decision.

    Good day

  5. TONY HORTON on June 22, 2022 at 11:41 pm

    This was extremely timely. Thank you for sharing. Do you have a video on the best handwritten note taking apps?

  6. Nick The Quick on June 22, 2022 at 11:41 pm

    Very good overview that should give potential buyers the knowledge they need for making a purchasing decision. However, I found the presenter’s voice really jarring on the ears …

  7. Giancarlo Padilla on June 22, 2022 at 11:42 pm

    I own a remarkable 2 with the upgraded pen that allows you to erase with the back like a normal pencil. Had it for about 4 months now and I have no complaints. Not even with the backlight. With so many screens in our faces nowadays I’m grateful to have a device I can use that’s easy on the eyes even when I have to use a lamp. At the very least I won’t have direct light in my eyes.

    The Remarkable community is also amazing! Custom pdfs that are hyperlinked so you can have complex journals and planners. ie. clicking on a date in a month and it taking you to the exact day for your notes. I highly recommend this device even outside of work. My lists like chores and shopping are in there. And there are plenty of DRM free books. I feel like you’re underestimating how many you can actually purchase and own. The remarkable also keeps your spot on the ebooks so it’s not that different than kindle. Maybe you’ll miss scrubbing through pages or having a progress bar.

  8. Hieu Do on June 22, 2022 at 11:43 pm

    E ink note taking devices are not tablets. Their purpose is to only and only replace paper notebooks/notepads without the glare and eye strain of LCD/LED tablet. If you add up all the money you spend on paper/printer ink/notebooks etc in 1 year, 2 years etc and compare that to how much a Remarkable 2 cost ($300 and you can buy any EMR pen from Amazon for much less than the Remarkable Plus) you will realize that the E ink note taking devices are well worth it. You can go paperless with an iPad or Samsung tablet and do a lot more with those devices, but the trade off is eye glare/eye strain and the really lousy sensation of writing on glass with a plastic device.

  9. Jan Jan on June 22, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    That’s a big bummer about Kobo Elipsa’s note taking usability 🙁

  10. James Robert on June 22, 2022 at 11:48 pm

    Mrs Maria is legit and her method works like magic I keep on earning every single week with her new strategy

  11. Den Albi on June 22, 2022 at 11:50 pm

    Have you tried the Mobiscribe?

  12. Nader M on June 22, 2022 at 11:53 pm

    Great review! Thank you! Sounds like the industry is just not there yet….

  13. MrXenoOfficial on June 22, 2022 at 11:56 pm

    My main issues with remarkable tabletd is that after they locked most of the functions behind a pay wall it made the tablet useless pretty much. It is such a BS move to lock functions like freaking onedrop support behind a pay wall!
    I will be wating for the colour ink display to come. Until then i will be using papir

  14. Patrick Kelley on June 22, 2022 at 11:58 pm

    I have a Kobo eReader and like it so the natural system for me seems the Ellipsa. Of the three you show however it is the least “elegant”. That is imprecise but what I mean is it seems thick and clunky. I have a small Mobiscribe for digital writing but after a year have decided it’s too small for extensive notes and it won’t let me write/highlight my books. I like the Boox enough to get it but wonder if Kobo won’t soon come out with a more refined product. I see no indication that they will but would love a thinner, easier to handle Ellipsa. MyKobo eReader is simply great. Would like to stay in their ecosystem. The iPad I have is not fun or easy for reading ebooks. I also find it distracting because of all it offers. E ink is great for reading and writing. Nice review, thank you.

  15. Denise Pinet on June 23, 2022 at 12:00 am

    On supernote you don’t have to pay extra like remarkable. It will convert text and you don’t have to be online to do that.

  16. hopydaddy on June 23, 2022 at 12:01 am

    Let me offer a helpful advice for those of you looking to buy any of the aforementioned devices. Skip all those devices and go straight to 13.3 inch Onyx Boox Max Lumi 1. Yes, I know Max Lumi 2 is already out, but Max Lumi 1 is better, and cheaper too.

    Onyx Boox Note Air 2 (as mentioned in this video) is fine for occasional reading and writing for a few minutes at a time. And, it’s a fine device, but 10.3 inch is simply too small for extended use. In fact, any tablet smaller than 13.3 (A4 size) is simply too small for serious reading or writing.

    After watching Voya’s many videos about e-ink devices, I decided to buy Max Lumi 1. I made a correct decision. It’s worth every penny – best investment I have made in a long time. So, let me save you the trouble of regretting later if you buy anything smaller than 13.3 inch device, and just go for Onyx Boox Max Lumi 1 as it offers the most features for your money. You are welcome.

  17. Mark B on June 23, 2022 at 12:01 am

    You’re a lefty, so your watch should be on the right side on your wrist 🤓 not on the left.

  18. Pablo Bozzolo on June 23, 2022 at 12:02 am

    Thanks!!!!! I have Kindle DX and I love e-Ink technology

  19. tasneem choudhury on June 23, 2022 at 12:02 am

    Supernote? Huawei thingy announced earlier this year?

    I don’t want a back-light. My e-ink tablet counts as screen off time.

  20. Dimsum Winsum on June 23, 2022 at 12:02 am

    dial down on the artificially high pitched voice, its deafening over headphones

  21. D G on June 23, 2022 at 12:07 am

    It’s sad that Kobo is unusable for any real writing. It’s just a big ereader and a collection of buggy beta features.

  22. Mr G on June 23, 2022 at 12:07 am

    Lisa Simpson?

  23. Som Sundar Srimany on June 23, 2022 at 12:08 am

    best review of e-ink tablets.

  24. I Am Xavier on June 23, 2022 at 12:08 am

    Love this! Please do another where you bring *SuperNote* to the party. 😀

  25. Tarkus on June 23, 2022 at 12:09 am

    Not worth it.

  26. Andy Klein on June 23, 2022 at 12:09 am

    Amazing that this tech has not come close to mastery yet. And that’s astounding.

  27. Samsung TV on June 23, 2022 at 12:10 am

    Where is the Supernote A5X?

  28. Jonathan Figueroa on June 23, 2022 at 12:10 am

    Overall a good review. Just need to watch the content of the books your showing. .

  29. Dr. sKHEMAs on June 23, 2022 at 12:13 am

    Is it possible to connect a keyboard in any of these devices? For typing notes?

  30. Sébastien St pierre on June 23, 2022 at 12:15 am


  31. bozardo101 on June 23, 2022 at 12:15 am

    I was looking into a E-Ink Tablet, but I don’t think it’s a worthy investment for me. Especially for $300. Tablets have a good capability of taking notes as well as viewing PDF files and storing them into the cloud. It doesn’t seem like a good investment for me. That doesn’t mean that E-Ink don’t have it’s uses. Just not for me. I’ll just stick to tablets.

  32. Koo Story on June 23, 2022 at 12:16 am

    High pitch voice 0:17 😱😱😱

  33. jdpruente on June 23, 2022 at 12:16 am

    At 7:35 you talk about adjusting page layout settings on the Kobo, as if Kindle doesn’t allow that. Every single one of the things you mentioned are adjustable on a Kindle.

  34. Delta View on June 23, 2022 at 12:16 am

    Wrong hand.. ma’am.

  35. GaryDomaz on June 23, 2022 at 12:17 am

    Just get a tablet guys.

  36. Korrakot Kanthamang on June 23, 2022 at 12:19 am


  37. SUDHARSHAN Sudhi on June 23, 2022 at 12:21 am

    Cnet can u donate me one??? pls

  38. TONY HORTON on June 23, 2022 at 12:21 am

    I like the Remarkable 2. But, the cost makes me turn towards a color tablet with more capabilities. Are there any good handwriting apps for Android and/or Apple?

  39. K Mozhui on June 23, 2022 at 12:22 am

    I got the RM2 primarily for reading academic PDFs and note taking. But had to return it for two reason: (1) main reason: no landscape mode for pdfs (many science journals publish in 2-column format and landscape is ideal; landscape is also better for most figures); (2) secondary reason: extremely slow integration with dropbox and inability to scroll through long lists of pdfs without the device freezing. Ended up with the Kobo Elipsa instead. Looking forward to RM3.

  40. Benjamin Hur on June 23, 2022 at 12:22 am

    Best E-tablet is the book itself

  41. Noud Ockeloen on June 23, 2022 at 12:25 am

    Whitch color of a e reader do you prefer black ore white fore reading books?

  42. Snails Pace on June 23, 2022 at 12:26 am

    so, what you’re saying is that after 20 or so years no one makes a truly usable e-ink tablet

  43. Steven Prosser on June 23, 2022 at 12:26 am

    I have so much to say on this one!

    I own a ReMarkable 2, Onyx Boox Nova 3 Color and Boox Leaf. In general I’d recommend getting an Onyx Boox as they can obviously do so much more and does have a frontlight if you’re working in a darker room.

    The ReMarkable 2 is overall pretty awesome, but I do have a lot of issues with it. Before I get into the issues, I just want to make one quick comment on the reason why it does not have a frontlight, which is that the creators were trying to make the absolute best writing feel. If you add a frontlight it makes the distance for the stylus tip to the surface larger, which weakens that writing feel technically. That being said I do prefer a frontlight and would sacrifice a little "writing feel" for it.

    I don’t agree with her assessment of ReMarkable 2 being "the cheapest" option. In Canada and apparently in Australia they actually gauge the customer. Rather than converting $299USD to $389CAD, they charge us $499CAD, which is cheaper than pre-subscription era when it was $599CAD. Hooooowever this is only for the tablet! The boox and kobo device that she’s comparing this price with come with a stylus and case! The $300USD is JUST for the tablet, you wouldn’t get a stylus included at that price. If you were to add up everything she is showing in this video, brown Folio plus the stylus you’d have spent $547USD then on top of that you pay $8/ month for extremely basic features that are available on all other eink tablets for free. If you owned a ReMarkable for 3 years the total cost will be $835USD whereas the other two devices would remain $499usd and $400usd with case and stylus included.

    Also Eink has colour now, they are not limited to Grey scale. I own the Boox Nova 3 Color and have Kindle, kobo, libby, perlego, comixology, Marvel unlimited, and DC Universe all installed. I genuinely prefer reading from my Nova 3 Color to read Marvel unlimited than using my Samsung tablet to read coloured comics, textbooks, etc.That being said, my Nova 3 Color is now quickly becoming outdated. The new Nova Air C is using On-Cell Touch technology which makes the screen more vibrant, etc. But this is soon to be eclipsed by the latest announcement of Kaleido 3 and Eink Gallery 3 as both will dramatically improve colour Eink from my Nova 3 Color which is using Kaleido 2. New colour Eink devices should be coming out over the next few week-months.

    Overall if I were not grandfathered into the ReMarkable subscription and I were buying today, I’d be getting a Boox Note Air 2 Plus or possibly a device by Bigme such as the Carve Color or Max+ Color.

    And for any who want to shop around and explore other options besides the ones listed above. You can check out devices by Boyue/Meebook, Bigme or Dasung which also have Google Playstore as well as devices by Supernote (has Kindle), Fujitsu Quaderno (goodereader claims they have the best writing feel and technically can get Google play with a bit of a hack), PineNote from Pine64, Huawei paper Matepad, Sony DPT, Quirklogic Papyr, etc.

  44. michael robbins on June 23, 2022 at 12:27 am

    I’ve had the note Air 2 for about a month and am really happy with it! love the back light for low light note taking and it’s been a killer note book replacement, battery life is great, no complaints here—

  45. Porsche 911 turbo s on June 23, 2022 at 12:27 am

    Is it good to watch YouTube on E-Ink tablet?

  46. videojomo on June 23, 2022 at 12:28 am

    Can you confirm that the "reMarakable" has full "doprbox" support like it says at 2:30. I only need it for Goggle Dirve, Mircosfot NoeDierv and to spoolchuck my scroonplays.

  47. Anthony Pinto on June 23, 2022 at 12:30 am

    Where I don’t think E-Ink Tablets directly compete with “traditional” Tablets. I do feel so long as Apple has an iPad at $329 these E-Ink Tablets will have problems finding a market at the $300+ price point. It’s hard for me to recommend a $300 dedicated device, when for $329 an iPad can do everything the E-Ink Tablets can plus many more things. A shorter battery life and the pencil is an accessory for those who need it as really the only down sides for the iPad. In some cases the iPad + pencil are cheaper than these E-Ink Tablets.

  48. Hope Dc on June 23, 2022 at 12:32 am

    Clear winner is Note air 2. if it was priced around $200, It would be my writing ✍️ e-ink tablet.
    I already have two kindles & Samsung galaxy tab S7 FE, so I don’t think I would buy the Note Air 2.