Xiaomi iReader A6 Features a Color-Changing Frontlight, Audio,

A reader just clued me in on the iReader T6, the ereader I wrote about earlier this week. It turns out it was actually released last April, not this one. The new device is actually the iReader A6, an ereader that looks quite a bit likethe Tolino Vision 4 HD, and it launched a couple months ago.

The iReader A6 has a 6″ Carta E-ink screen like the T6, but that is about all it has in common. The A6 is also waterproof, and has a color-shifting frontlight. This ereader also has a built-in speaker and a microphone (for recording voice notes). It supports both playing MP3s and text-to-speech, and it can pair with speakers via Bluetooth or its Type-C port.

Measuring 7.8mm thick, the A6 is a little thicker than its predecessor. It is also a little shorter, and is waterproof up to a depth of 1 meter (it is certified for the IP67 standard, which means it is also dust proof). This ereader has a 1.5Ah battery, and weighs 166 grams.

This ereader sold for 998 yuan (about $144 USD) when it went up for pre-order a couple months ago.



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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.

1 Comment

  1. David B Huber18 May, 2019

    I like the Dictaphone functionality. It’s a natural compliment to note taking (which I presume it also has).

    With TTS support for reading text aloud the only remaining element is converting voice to text. You could dictate a note and either record an MP3 (with a text transcript later) or watch your words appear on screen.

    But does it support microSD memory expansion? Probably not since it’s IP67 rated…


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