Janus 9.7″ Dual-Screen Tablet (LCD + E-ink) Goes up for Pre-Order Tomorrow for $399

It turns out that the Eewrite Epad X I showed you earlier this week may be closer to hitting the market than I had realized.

The folks at Ogagdget, who had previously partnered with Wiskey to sell the Eerwrite Epad, are going to launch a pre-order campaign tomorrow for their version of the Epad X. They're calling their tablet the Janus, and pricing it at $399. (Regular retail is $699).

Janus 9.7" Dual-Screen Tablet (LCD + E-ink) Goes up for Pre-Order Tomorrow for $399 e-Reading Hardware

 

That's a pretty decent price for the hardware.  It's in the same ballpark as the Remarkable and other 10.3" E-ink devices, only for a device with two screens.

We still don't know the OS, but Ogadget did reveal some of the specs:

  • CPU: MediaTek MT8176 hexa-core
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 32GB, microSD card slot
  • LCD screen:  9.7", 2408 x 1536 resolution with capacitive touchscreen
  • E-ink screen: 9.7", 1200 x 825 resolution with Wacom touchscreen
  • Camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 5 Ah battery
  • Connectivity: Wifi, Bluetooth, and GPS, optional 4G LTE
  • Stereo speakers

What this looks like to me is that someone took a basic tablet and slapped an E-ink screen on the back, and I have to say that I have mixed feelings.

On the one hand, $399 is a decent price, but on the other hand using one of E-ink's newer 10.3" screens would add, what, $150 to the price?

I think a $600 tablet with a much higher-res E-ink screen is a better value, don't you?

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Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

3 Comments

  1. Al10 May, 2019

    Crowdfunding is not pre-order.

    Reply
    1. Nate Hoffelder10 May, 2019

      sometimes it is, but I take your point

      I changed the post, thanks!

      Reply
  2. Javi13 May, 2019

    what they have to invent because nobody manages to create a decent color reflective screen…

    Reply

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