There’s a new Android-powered ereader for 2023 from Meebook that’s now available to order on Amazon for $159 with free shipping called the Meebook M6.
It appears to be a newer version of the Likebook P6 from 2021. But it has twice as much storage space with 32GB, along with 3GB of RAM instead of just 1GB, it has a dual-colored frontlight (warm and cool), and it runs a newer version of Android (11 instead of 8.1).
The Meebook M6 is also one of a few ereaders that has a microSD card slot, and it supports cards up to 1TB, so it has more storage space than most people could ever use.
The device has a 6-inch E Ink screen with 300 ppi, and it appears to have a flush front layer. It has a quad-core 1.8GHz CPU, it supports dual-band WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0, it has a USB-C port with support for OTG, and it has a 2200mAh battery.
The weight is listed at approximately 190 grams, and the measurements are 152.5 x 109.7 x 7.1mm.
Overall the specs are quite a bit better than the Onyx Poke4 Lite, which also runs Android 11 and has a 6-inch E Ink screen (but with only 212 ppi), and the Meebook M6 is only $20 more. They also mention it has support for Dark Mode, which is something oddly missing from Onyx’s devices.
If you want a 6-inch ereader that runs Android and is more open and versatile than a typical ereader, the Meebook M6 looks like it has a pretty good set of specs and features for the price. I haven’t reviewed any of these type of devices lately, not since they changed the name from Likebook to Meebook, but on paper the Meebook M6 has some good things going for it.
It just turned up on Amazon a couple of days ago so the shipping date is still 1-2 months out, but Amazon’s estimates are usually on the conservative side so it’ll probably be available sooner than that.
I like my Likebook P10 from them but I am really disappointed by their lack of support for it. It shows that they are not able to provide good support for their products in my mind. They do not sell any replacements nibs for their proprietary stylus. They don’t provide system updates for too long. A real shame because in general they seem to make very solid devices for a reasonable price. But their past lack of support makes me wary of their commitment to support current devices. I guess I’m spoiled by Amazon.
Thanks for your comments! The Meebook sounded good until you mentioned the lack of support. I need to have customer support in case of questions or problems. You’d think that would be a basic requirement.
You would think. I have been using my Likebook P10 for over a year now and so far in pretty good shape. There is some noticeable yellowing framing the screen, but not an issue. They did have one update update that fixed a lot of issues when it first came out but that was it. On their facebook page they promised updates and that they would look into selling nibs, but that was about a year ago they made that promise. It’s a shame because for the price they are really well built. But I won’t be buying anything from them unless they step up to the plate. In all fairness, the Pandemic hit them hard and the company did have to close down. Then the owners of Boyue started back up with the Meebook brand and now outsource their production. But still, I would want them to provide support. They have done a couple of updates for the Meebook devices, but still don’t provide replacement nibs. They are not wacom compatible, so, forget about heavy notetaking. The only replacement is buying another stylus. I just don’t trust them at this point.
I drank the koolaid for a little while too buying a p78 but I got rid of it. Android without active patching is a security nightmare and Linux based devices offer more of a robust experience but I still keep my kindle paperwhite in airplane mode.
Data is the new oil and none of these ereaders are running OpenBSD with zero telemetry :