First Look at Bigme Pocket Note 7-inch Android e-Note
Bigme has released more than six new e-readers and e-notes in 2022 and the smallest they have released is the Pocket Note. It features a 7-inch black and white E INK display and was designed to be a dedicated e-reader with note-taking functionality. This device has English and Android, so it appeals to a wide range of users. It retails for $318 and is available from the Good e-Reader store.
The Pocket Note features a seven-inch E INK Carta HD display with a resolution of 1680×1264 with 300 PPI. The screen is protected by a layer of glass that is flush with the bezel. There are 36 white and amber LED lights to provide a front display and color temperature system.
Under the hood is a 1.8GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage. It has WIFI to connect to the Internet, which is useful for browsing the Internet or using applications. There’s Bluetooth 5.1, so you can pair headphones or wireless headphones 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 array. This is also used to take audio notes and import them into your note taking experience. It is powered by a 2300mAh battery, which should last you a few weeks.
The Pocket Note runs Android 8.1 and you can install your own apps. Bigme has a small app store, but is mostly populated by Chinese apps, which are of little value to English speakers. It is preloaded with WeChat Reading, Kindle, Palm Reading and Office. These apps can all be uninstalled and you can easily download your own favorite apps. I recommend installing an alternative app store from your internet browser, as it’s 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 the Pocket Note. One is to simply read digital content, like books or manga. The other is to take notes with the stylus accompanied. There’s a note-taking app for freehand drawing, importing shapes, audio clips, or just jotting down to-do lists. There is full compatibility to import PDF files from cloud storage or your computer. You can make edits, signatures, or annotations, and then export them to PNG or PDF. The note-taking experience isn’t as robust as the Remarkable 2 or Supernote, but it does a good job.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and The New York Times. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.