We reported in late August that Reinkstone would launch a new 6-inch Kaleido Plus color reader R1 Reader. It turned out to be quietly launched in early September, and the official also released a promotional video on its channel.
Let me introduce to you the most eye-catching aspect of this new product - the color. The orange back cover is very vibrant, and there is also an option of all-white front and back! The wood grain protective case that comes with it is also very unique (but the material is unknown, it is probably PU leather)! In my impression, except for Taiwan's Dumo, which launched a special wood grain version on the first-generation 6-inch mooInk model in 2017, no manufacturer has ever adopted a wood grain design.
In terms of hardware configuration, since Yuantai Technology has not yet launched the 6-inch Kaleido 3 color e-paper (probably due to production capacity factors, for now only manufacturers have launched 7.8-inch and 10.3-inch Kaleido 3 products), Reinkstone’s R1 Reader uses 6-inch Kaleido 3 color electronic paper. The color Kaleido Plus screen is not a flat screen design, the resolution is 1448x1072, and the display of black and white content is 300PPI. Please note that the color display is only 100PPI. The data shows that the processor is a quad-core A55 processor, which is probably the Rockchip RK3566 commonly seen in readers. It is equipped with 2GB RAM and 32GB ROM. It is a pity that its 33-level adjustable headlight only has cold light, and The more common cold and warm colors. R1 Reader uses an open system, Android 11 version, built-in application market, and Google Play to download third-party APPs; equipped with Bluetooth 4.2, allowing users to connect Bluetooth headsets to listen to audio books; the port is the mainstream Type-C connector . Another selling point is that it is only 150 grams and 6.9mm thick, which is quite lightweight. For a thin-sized reader, the 1550 mAh battery is also a normal size and can be used for about one to two weeks.
If you are interested in this R1 Reader, you can purchase it on the Reinkstone official website for $299.99.