Boyue Likebook Plus with 7.8″ E Ink Screen Available for $195


Boyue Likebook Plus

Two new Likebook ebook readers from Boyue recently turned up for pre-order at Banggood, the Likebook Plus and the Likebook Air.

The Likebook Plus first showed up a couple of months ago.

Like the Kobo Aura One, it has a 7.8-inch 300ppi E Ink screen.

The Likebook isn’t waterproof like the Kobo but it does have some unique features of its own, including a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, Bluetooth, support for audio, and an Android operating system (4.2.2) with Google Play onboard.

Other features include a capacitive touchscreen, a frontlight, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and it has WiFi of course.

It weighs in at 290 grams and measures 198 x 144 x 8.3mm. That makes it a bit heavier and thicker than the Kobo Aura One, but it has a larger 2800mAh battery.

It also has 16GB of storage with 1GB of RAM, but no memory card slot. The built-in reading app supports ePub, PDF, MOBI, TXT, FB2, RTF, HTML, and DJVU.

The pre-order price of the T80s Likebook Plus is currently $195.75 USD at Banggood with free shipping, and it also comes with a case. It is expected to start shipping next week.

5 Responses to “Boyue Likebook Plus with 7.8″ E Ink Screen Available for $195”

  1. So, would I be able to install the Kindle reading app, the Nook reading app, and Overdrive which would then enable me to download library books with nothing but this e-reader?

    • You’re better off getting a Kobo Aura One if you want library book integration. Most 3rd party apps are too unreliable and unpredictable because they weren’t designed for E Ink. Some work okay but most don’t. The Kindle app worked pretty well on the Inkbook Prime, which has the same software as the Likebooks, but it’s still no where near as good as using an actual Kindle.

  2. Thank you for the information. It looks better price and specs, except waterproof. Meanwhile Onix boox Nova, is only a prototype.

  3. Ereader technology seems to be progressing towards the quality of a tablet in rendering the “scrolling” of images and text as smoothly as possible. I feel it unfortunate then that reviews of this recent Boyue neglect showing its capability to do this. There seems a trend in which the apps are not shown which enable a devices full potential. What is the point in high powered Cpus and Ram if pages are turned “keyboard style”, who does this when reading sites on their phone for instance? E-Ink monitors and phones can display videos and scroll PDFs undisturbed by refreshes or rendering, yet failings of the stock apps are focused on, and discussion involves whether one front light is more balanced, or how many font sizes there is compared to the last model. I would personally encourage reviewers to focus a little more (in addition) on the progression of ereaders, that is, the exciting advances in technology and innovations.

  4. aliexpress might be cheaper because they have those coupon things. I got it for $185 because I got $10 in coupons from clicking on stuff on the site during black Friday.

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