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MOBISCRIBE WAVE COLOR 3 INFO & SPECS

This is an objective information page for the Mobiscribe Wave Color 3 e-ink tablet, with details of hardware and software specs, features, and capabilities. 

My subjective review can be found here.

DATASHEET

PRODUCTMOBISCRIBE WAVE COLOR 3
Specs & ratings infoMOBISCRIBE WAVE COLOR 3
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Price (approx)$340
ManufacturerMOBISCRIBE
Release year2024
SCREENMOBISCRIBE WAVE COLOR 3
Screen typeKaleido 3
Screen size7.8"
Screen resolution (B/W)1264 × 1680
Screen density (B/W)300dpi
Colour
(Kaleido 3)
Screen resolution (Colour)702 x 936
Screen density (Colour)150dpi
Frontlight
Wacom compatible
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HARDWAREMOBISCRIBE WAVE COLOR 3
CPU1.5 Ghz Quad-core
RAM4Gb
Storage64Gb
Battery2500mAh
Super Refresh
Keyboard folio
Speakers
Microphone
G-Sensor
Ceramic Tip
Bluetooth
Fingerprint scanner
SD card slot
Rear camera
Front camera
Waterproof
USB-C
Width148.3mm
Height193mm
Thickness8.1mm
Weightg
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SOFTWAREMOBISCRIBE WAVE COLOR 3
Operating systemAndroid 12
Google Play Store
Kindle support
Handwriting search
Handwriting conversion
Insert shapes
Insert images
Split screen
Custom templates
No. templates50+
Brush typesPencil, Fountain Pen, Paintbrush
Screen share
ADE support
File formatsPDF, EPUB, TXT, FB2, AZW3, MOBI, PRC
File formats (image)PNG, JPG
File formats (Audio)-
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Where to buyMobiScribe
PRODUCTMOBISCRIBE WAVE COLOR 3

BEST FOR…?

Anyone looking for an inexpensive, mid-range, waterproof colour eReader and eNotetaker with access to Google Play applications.

HARDWARE

  • Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 1.5GHz and 4 GB of RAM.
  • 7.8″ (roughly A6-sized) Kaleido 3 screen with monochrome resolution of 1404×1872 (300 ppi).
  • 64 GB of local storage space.
  • Wifi (2.4GHz & 5GHz) and Bluetooth connectivity (5.2).
  • Front-facing speaker.
  • 2500mAh Internal battery
  • USB-C for charging.
  • Front Light (both warm and cold light can be adjusted).

STYLUS

  • Included with the tablet is a Wacom-compatible Mobiscribe stylus.
  • Three replacement tips and a tip remover are included.
  • The stylus requires tips to be changed (rate depends upon usage).
  • The stylus does not have batteries or need charging.
  • The stylus has an eraser on the top.
  • The device allows for 4,096 levels of pressure.
  • Other Wacom-compatible styluses can be used.

OPERATING SYSTEM

  • Android 12
  • The user interface is centered around the device’s primary native apps (as noted below).  This is a proprietary interface.
  • Screen refresh rate can be configured on any apps downloaded on the device by long-pressing on the app icon and selecting Optimize from the resulting menu.
  • This is not available for native apps, however the menu bar features a refresh button.
  • Primary native apps that are built into the O/S are:
    • Notes – Digital notetaking app
    • Books – Reading and annotation app
    • Calendar – Standard app
  • Other pre-installed apps:
    • Files – a file explorer for the device featuring a folder structure.
    • Images – image viewer for files imported onto the device.
    • MobiStore – featuring reading apps such as Kobo and Kindle, a small selection of tools including Dropbox, and 10 downloadable classic novels.
  • Bluetooth functionality allows for keyboard or earbud connections.
  • Google Play can be activated on the device through the System Menu and can take up to a week for registration before being active.
  • Performance of Android apps can be variable because most will not have been optimised for the lower refresh rates of e-ink screens

FILE TRANSFERS

  • There is native support for backing up notebooks to Dropbox, Evernote, and the proprietary MobiCloud services.
  • Files may be imported via Dropbox or Evernote.
  • As there is access to the Google Play Store, there are also options to synchronize with other cloud services using third-party apps.
  • Digital notepads can be exported as PDFs. Single pages can be exported as a PNG files.
  • Files can be transferred to and from the Mobiscribe Wave device via a USB cable.
  • Notebook files can be shared via e-mail as PDF or PNG files.

READING & ANNOTATING

  • Books is the native reading and annotation app.
  • Books can read MOBI, PDF, EPUB, and TXT formats.
  • Books does not have native support for DRM-protected files, however, you may be able to download an alternative e-reader from the Google Play Store.
  • There does not appear to be a way to export annotations outside of the device.
  • With access to the Google Play Store, other e-reading software can be installed, such as Kindle, however these apps do not support annotation.

DIGITAL NOTE-TAKING

  • Notes is the native note-taking app.
  • Notes are organized using multi-page notepads. Notepads can be organized with folders.
  • Notes can be formatted in either portrait or landscape orientations.
  • Brushes include ballpoint pen, pencil, mechanical pencil, fountain pen, brush, and highlighter. There is also an eraser.  Most brushes include 6 Eink greyscale colors and there are 15 options for line thickness.
  • There are 4 different shapes which can be inserted into a note such as line, square, circle, and triangle.
  • Multiple layers (5 in all) are supported. Various templates are included, which are effectively the bottom layer.
  • Various elements can be inserted into notes, including text, images, tables, and a hyperlink within or between notebooks.
  • Handwriting can be converted into text and searched via OCR technology.
  • Notes can be exported as PDF or PNG files.

CUSTOMER SERVICE

  • Mobiscribe products are supplied with a 1-year warranty that covers materials and workmanship.
  • Mobiscribe releases updates for their firmware.
  • Mobiscribe is a company headquartered in the United States (San Jose, California) with a subsidiary in Germany.

BUYING OPTIONS

  • The official Mobiscribe website is MOBISCRIBE.COM
  • The return policy is 30-days and requires the buyer to pay for shipping.  Opened items will be charged a minimum 15% restocking fee.
  • Mobiscribe devices can be purchased from other vendors, such as Amazon, where other return policies and procedures will apply.

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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.