Bigme has released over six new e-readers and e-notes by 2022, and the smallest they released is the Pocket Note. This has a 7-inch black and white E INK screen and is designed to be a dedicated e-reader with note function. This device has English and Android, so it appeals to a wide range of users. It’s sold for $ 318 and is available from the Good e-Reader Store.
Pocket Note has an E INK Carta HD seven inch screen with a resolution of 1680 × 1264 with 300 PPI. The screen is protected by a layer of glass that aligns with the frame. There are 36 white and yellow LED lights to provide a front-lit display and color temperature system.
Under the hood is a quad-core 1.8 GHz processor, 2 GB of RAM and 32 G of internal storage. It has WIFI to connect to the internet, this is useful for surfing the internet or using apps. Bluetooth 5.1 is available so you can pair wireless headphones or earphones to listen to audiobooks, podcasts, music, or TTS. However, it has two stereo speakers. You can talk to your friends via WhatsApp or other voice communication apps with the dual microphone system. This is also used to take audio notes and import them into your note experience. It is powered by a 2300 mAh battery, which should last you a few weeks.
Pocket Note runs Android 8.1 and you can install your own apps. Bigme has a small app store, but is primarily populated with Chinese apps, which have little value to people who speak English. It comes preloaded with WeChat Reading, Kindle, Palm Reading and Office. These apps can all be uninstalled and you can easily sideload into your own favorite apps. I recommend installing an alternative app store from your internet browser as it is the easiest process for most users. You can install the Good e-Reader App Store by visiting this LINK.
There are two main reasons why you want to buy Pocket Note. One is simply reading digital content, such as books or manga. The second is to take notes with the accompanying stylus. There is an app to take notes for freehand drawing, importing shapes, sound clips or just writing down some to-do lists. There is full compatibility to import into PDF files from the cloud storage or your computer. You can make edits, sign or annotations and then export them as a PNG or PDF. The note-taking experience is not as robust as Remarkable 2 or Supernote, but it does a good job.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as CBC, CNET, Engadget, the Huffington Post and the New York Times. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.