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MOBISCRIBE WAVE COLOR vs BIGME INKNOTE COLOR+: Which e-ink tablet is best?

This page was created to explore the similarities and differences between two e-ink tablets; the MOBISCRIBE WAVE COLOR, and the BIGME INKNOTE COLOR+.

This is currently a simplified comparison consisting of a table of side-by-side specifications, and review cards of each tablet, outlining their pros and cons. If a tablet has a rating then you can also click on it for a full and detailed review of the tablet.

I do write detailed ‘versus‘ comparisons, however because I am only one person it is impractical for me to compare every single e-ink tablet against every other one! So if you think that this page would benefit from being fleshed out with additional information and my own thoughts and opinions, then feel free to drop me an email at dan@ewritable.com – I will prioritise pages that get the most requests πŸ™‚

Additional E-Ink Tablet Resources

If you’re new to e-ink tablets, you may wish to take a look at:

I have also created a gigantic e-ink comparison table (which is also searchable/filterable, so you can whittle down your search to the tablets that best meet your needs).

And a list of (what I believe to be) the best e-ink tablets can be found here.

Now, onto the comparison between the MOBISCRIBE WAVE COLOR and the BIGME INKNOTE COLOR+.

Spec Comparison

Below is the comparison table for the BIGME INKNOTE COLOR+ and MOBISCRIBE WAVE COLOR

PRODUCTMOBISCRIBE WAVE COLORBIGME INKNOTE COLOR+
Specs & ratings infoMOBISCRIBE WAVE COLOR
Okay
BIGME INKNOTE COLOR+
Okay
My Rating
Price (approx)$350
$700
ManufacturerMobiscribeBigme
Release year20232022
SCREENMOBISCRIBE WAVE COLORBIGME INKNOTE COLOR+
Screen typeKaleido PlusKaleido 3
Screen size7.8"10.3"
Screen resolution (B/W)1404 x 18721860 x 2480
Screen density (B/W)300dpi300dpi
Colourβœ“
(Kaleido Plus)
βœ“
(Kaleido 3)
Screen resolution (Colour)468 x 604930 x 1240
Screen density (Colour)100dpi150dpi
Frontlightβœ“βœ“
Wacom compatibleβœ“βœ“
Buy
HARDWAREMOBISCRIBE WAVE COLORBIGME INKNOTE COLOR+
CPU1.5 Ghz Quad-core2.3 GHz octa-core
RAM4Gb6Gb
Storage64Gb128Gb
Battery2500mAh4000mAh
Super Refresh⨯⨯
Keyboard folio⨯⨯
Speakersβœ“βœ“
Microphoneβ¨―βœ“
G-Sensorβ¨―βœ“
Ceramic Tip⨯⨯
Bluetoothβœ“βœ“
Fingerprint scannerβ¨―βœ“
SD card slotβ¨―βœ“
Rear cameraβ¨―βœ“
Front cameraβ¨―βœ“
Waterproofβœ“β¨―
USB-Cβœ“βœ“
Width148.3mm191mm
Height193mm225.6mm
Thickness8.1mm6.6mm
Weightg477g
Buy
SOFTWAREMOBISCRIBE WAVE COLORBIGME INKNOTE COLOR+
Operating systemAndroid 12Android 11
Google Play Storeβœ“βœ“
Kindle supportβœ“βœ“
Handwriting searchβœ“β¨―
Handwriting conversionβœ“βœ“
Insert shapesβœ“βœ“
Insert imagesβœ“βœ“
Split screenβ¨―βœ“
Custom templatesβœ“βœ“
No. templates50+15+
Brush typesPencil, Fountain Pen, PaintbrushPen, Pencil, Brush, Ball Pen, Highlighter
Screen shareβœ“βœ“
ADE support⨯⨯
File formatsPDF, EPUB, TXT, FB2, AZW3, MOBI, PRCPDF, EPUB, EPUB3, DOC, DOCX, TXT, RTF, HTML, FB2, CBZ, CBR, OEB, AZW3, MOBI, PRC, TXT, ZIP
File formats (image)PNG, JPGPNG, JPG, BMP
File formats (Audio)-WAV, MP3
Buy
BUYMOBISCRIBE WAVE COLORBIGME INKNOTE COLOR+
Where to buyMobiScribe
Amazon DE
Amazon UK
Amazon US
eBay AU
eBay CA
eBay DE
eBay ES
eBay FR
eBay IE
eBay IT
eBay UK
eBay US
Bigme Store
Amazon BE
Amazon ES
Amazon IT
Amazon PL
Amazon UK
Amazon US
eBay AU
eBay CA
eBay DE
eBay ES
eBay FR
eBay IE
eBay UK
eBay US
PRODUCTMOBISCRIBE WAVE COLORBIGME INKNOTE COLOR+

To compare even more e-ink tablets, click here for the full comparison table.

MOBISCRIBE WAVE COLOR Review Card

Overall rating

Pros

  • Colour screen
  • Small
  • Lightweight
  • Inexpensive
  • Waterproof (IPX7)
  • Frontlight
  • Speakers
  • Decent native note-taking app
  • Handwriting search
  • Handwriting-to-text conversion

Cons

  • Small canvas size
  • Sunken screen
  • Stylus (see below)
  • Screen size limits reading capabilities
  • Not as 'snappy' as more premium tablets

The Mobiscribe Wave is compact, lightweight, portable and inexpensive, and has a colour screen. In addition, it is one of the few E-ink writing tablets that is waterproof.

BIGME INKNOTE COLOR+ Review Card

Overall rating

Pros

  • Colour screen
  • High screen resolution/density
  • Great hardware specs
  • Very versatile
  • Google Play Store
  • Nice writing feel
  • Frontlight
  • Bluetooth functions on stylus
  • Audio (speakers and microphone)
  • Front & rear-facing cameras
  • MicroSD card slot
  • ChatGPT integration

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Steeper learning curve
  • Heavy
  • Screen is slightly darker than Monochrome tablets
  • Software and apps not as refined as competitors
  • No search within notebooks

A powerful and versatile COLOUR e-ink tablet but the software and apps are currently a step or two behind the competition.

About the author

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Dan Dutton is passionate about E-ink writing tablets, which bring together the pleasure of writing on paper with the power of digital technology. When he bought his first tablet, he realised that there wasn't a lot of unbiased information available for people that were considering buying an E-ink tablet, and so he built eWritable.

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