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MOBISCRIBE WAVE vs BOOX NOTE AIR 2 +: Which e-ink tablet is best?

This page was created to explore the similarities and differences between two e-ink tablets; the MOBISCRIBE WAVE, and the ONYX BOOX NOTE AIR 2 PLUS.

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 and the ONYX BOOX NOTE AIR 2 PLUS.

Spec Comparison

Below is the comparison table for the ONYX BOOX NOTE AIR 2 PLUS and MOBISCRIBE WAVE

PRODUCTMOBISCRIBE WAVEBOOX NOTE AIR 2 +
Specs & ratings infoMOBISCRIBE WAVE
Okay
ONYX BOOX NOTE AIR 2 PLUS
My Rating
Price (approx)$285
$450
Limited availability
ManufacturerMobiscribeOnyx Boox
Release year20232021
SCREENMOBISCRIBE WAVEBOOX NOTE AIR 2 +
Screen typeCartaCarta HD
Screen size7.8"10.3"
Screen resolution (B/W)1404 x 18721404 x 1872
Screen density (B/W)300dpi227dpi
Colour⨯⨯
Screen resolution (Colour)n/an/a
Screen density (Colour)n/an/a
Frontlightβœ“βœ“
Wacom compatibleβœ“βœ“
Buy
HARDWAREMOBISCRIBE WAVEBOOX NOTE AIR 2 +
CPU1.5 Ghz Quad-core1.8 GHz octa-core
RAM4Gb4Gb
Storage64Gb64Gb
Battery2500mAh3700mAh
Super Refresh⨯⨯
Keyboard folio⨯⨯
Speakersβœ“βœ“
Microphoneβ¨―βœ“
G-Sensorβ¨―βœ“
Ceramic Tip⨯⨯
Bluetoothβœ“βœ“
Fingerprint scanner⨯⨯
SD card slot⨯⨯
Rear camera⨯⨯
Front camera⨯⨯
Waterproofβœ“β¨―
USB-Cβœ“βœ“
Width148.3mm195.4mm
Height193mm229.4mm
Thickness8.1mm5.8mm
Weight0g445g
Buy
SOFTWAREMOBISCRIBE WAVEBOOX NOTE AIR 2 +
Operating systemAndroid 12Android 11
Google Play Storeβœ“βœ“
Kindle supportβœ“βœ“
Handwriting searchβœ“βœ“
Handwriting conversionβœ“βœ“
Insert shapesβœ“βœ“
Insert imagesβœ“βœ“
Split screenβ¨―βœ“
Custom templatesβœ“βœ“
No. templates50+45+
Brush typesPencil, Fountain Pen, PaintbrushFountain Pen, Paintbrush, Ballpoint Pen, Pencil, Marker
Screen shareβœ“βœ“
ADE support⨯⨯
File formatsPDF, EPUB, TXT, FB2, AZW3, MOBI, PRCPDF, EPUB, DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, TXT, HTML, RTF, FB2, CBZ, CBR, AZW3, MOBI, PRC, DJVU, CHM, ZIP
File formats (image)PNG, JPGPNG, JPG, TIFF, BMP
File formats (Audio)-WAV, MP3
Buy
BUYMOBISCRIBE WAVEBOOX NOTE AIR 2 +
Where to buyMobiScribe
Amazon DE
Amazon US
eBay AU
eBay CA
eBay DE
eBay ES
eBay FR
eBay IE
eBay IT
eBay UK
eBay US
Boox Euro Shop
Boox Shop
Amazon BE
Amazon DE
Amazon FR
Amazon PL
Amazon UK
eBay AU
eBay CA
eBay DE
eBay ES
eBay FR
eBay IE
eBay IT
eBay UK
eBay US
PRODUCTMOBISCRIBE WAVEBOOX NOTE AIR 2 +

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

MOBISCRIBE WAVE Review Card

Overall rating

Pros

  • 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. In addition, it is one of the few E-ink writing tablets that is waterproof.

ONYX BOOX NOTE AIR 2 PLUS Review Card

Overall rating

Pros

  • Great hardware specs
  • Very versatile
  • Sophisticated native reading & note-taking apps
  • Pleasant writing feel
  • Handwriting search/conversion
  • Google Play Store
  • Frontlight
  • Audio (speakers and microphone)

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Steeper learning curve
  • Variable performance of Android apps

The Boox Note Air2+ has a solid hardware spec, with some awesome native apps and the option to extend functionality by installing apps from the Google Play Store.

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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