New 7.8″ Likebook Muses Android eReader and Notepad Released

Likebook has released a new 7.8-inch E Ink ebook reader and digital notepad called the Likebook Muses.

It’s available from Likebook’s Amazon store for $329 with free shipping.

It’s basically an upgraded version of the Likebook Mars that was released last year. 

Most of specs appear to be the same, except the Muses has twice as much internal storage space with 32GB, and it adds a touchscreen with support for writing notes with an included stylus pen.

Likebook also has a 10.3-inch model called the Likebook Mimas, and the Muses is essentially a smaller version of it.

The Likebook Muses has a 1.5GHz octa-core processor with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage space, along with a microSD card slot for cards up to 128GB.

It also has a 300 ppi E Ink screen that has a frontlight with adjustable color temperature.

Like the other Likebooks it runs Android 6.0 and is open to installing Android apps.

Likebook Muses

17 Responses to “New 7.8″ Likebook Muses Android eReader and Notepad Released”

  1. Interesting. Upgrade or device.

  2. How does it store and export notes and highlights?

  3. Boyue really needs to do something with their marketing… this really looks like a really good product but i havent heard anything about it and there is 0 reviews so far.

    This looks like a direct competitor for the upcoming Onyx Boox Nova Pro.

    I was waiting for the Nova Pro to be released to buy it, but now I wil wait for reviews on both products before i make my choice.

    Are you going to review this?

    • Yeah, I’ll review it. I was planning to review the Mimas but I think I’ll just review this one instead since they’re taking forever to release it in the US.

      Edit again: I decided to review it after all. I want to see how it compares to the new Nova Pro from Onyx since they’re both very similar overall.

      • Well it’s a shame, I do think that the note taking capability and expanded storage could be worth it, in fact that is exactly what I have been looking for at this price and size.

        However, I will be looking forward for your review of the Mimas.

  4. I wonder why do they price it so exorbitantly. Shouldn’t they be having aggressive pricing?

    • I agree. They’re charging $90 more than the Mars just for the ability to write notes on the screen. Onyx’s rep said the Nova Pro would be in the $280 range and it has better software. But they charged more for the Mars initially so maybe they’ll drop the price of this one after awhile too.

  5. What is even the use case for 7.8″?
    Kindle is perfect for fiction/epubs, pdfs need at bare minimum 10″.
    They are just flinging anything at the wall and seeing who is stupid enough to buy it.
    Useless overpriced garbage as usual.

    • 7.8″ is also good for non PDF fiction and non-fiction. The Kobo Aura One did quite well. I think the Forma is overpriced. This though, I don’t understand why you would use the the waycom pen on it. To me it’s not worth the extra money. I would just by the Mars, or Kobo Aura One.

  6. I’m in.

    Onyx products have consistently shaky reviews, most of the bad reviews look like they’re hardware or customer-service related. I’m addicted to styli, from Lenovo’s shot at N-Trig… wait, no, WinMo 3.0, to a string of Samsung Notes and Windows slates. I’ve wanted e-ink for a year or two, but with a 6-inch screen on my phone and 12 on my tablet, I haven’t been able to justify similar form factors. 7+ is still tote-able, light enough to hold for a couple hours, and I can still mindmap, journal, or doodle with apps that sync. Then there’s the precise highlighting….

    $90 for a Wacom layer and a stylus (plus the storage boost) is by far the least expensive I’ve found. Decent replacement styli go for $40 by themselves. I’m curious, still, about pressure sensitivity, though, so +1 on the opinion that Likebook’s marketing is seriously lacking.

    This device taps a specific market. If QC is up to par and customers get service, this could well be the foothold Likebook needs from a tech-oriented, bleeding-edge-loving, uber-geeky bunch of doodlers.

    • Same here. If this can function as a decent digital note-taker and ereader, the price isn’t out of line. Especially since it has the specs to handle large PDFs.

  7. Is it possible to use google play store to download apps like in likebook mars?

  8. Any idea on how the frontlight compares to the Mars? I found the orange to be a little dim on the Mars.

    • They’re largely the same but the light on the Muses is a bit darker orange, though frontlights tend vary a lot among the same model so it’s impossible to know what you’re going to get.

  9. As a Mars owner I’m honestly not bothered. Its microsd slot more than makes up for any deficit. And a stylus does work at least to flip pages. Unless drawing is a must have I’d still recommend the Mars.