The Vision 4HD sports the same 6" Carta E-ink screen (300 ppi), runs on the same 1GHz Freescale CPU, and has the same waterproofing as its predecessor, but there are a couple subtle improvements which may make this ereader worth getting when it reaches store shelves tomorrow.
Lesen.net reports that the Vision 4HD ships with twice the storage (8GB) and a USB cable which looks like it has a standard plug but will actually work both ways. The new cable is on the right:
Those who just want the cable can find them on Amazon for $5 to $10.
The other significant change to the Vision 4HD concerns its frontlight. Tolino followed Kobo's lead and upgraded the frontlight with a night-reading mode which filters out the blue light emitted by the frontlight.
The Kobo Aura One, on the other hand, goes from white to a red-orange depending on the time of day and on a user's settings.
And of course the Aura One has an 8" screen; the Vision HD is the first ereader with a 6" E-ink screen to add this feature.
You can see it in action in the following video at about 10:33:
Vision 4HD Specs
- CPU: 1GHz
- RAM: 512MB
- Storage: 8GB
- Screen: 300 PPI Carta E-ink Screen
- Frontlight, Capacitive touchscreen
- Connectivity: Wifi
- Weight: 175 grams
- Dimensions: 114 × 163 × 8.1 mm