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Poke2 is here!
#1  kndlewis 05-06-2020, 07:04 AM
This may be the best 6" reader I've ever used. It's definitely the lightest and the thinnest yet it doesn't flex. Seems to be really well built. The screen lighting is among the best. We all are already familiar with Onyx software so no surprises there.
For reference, I have a Kobo Clara HD, Kobo Glo HD, Kindle Voyage, Kindle K3, Boox Poke (not pro) and a couple of inkbooks and I've had a Boyue, and a paperwhite in the 6" size.
Things I really like about the new Poke; the power button has a positive click feel, not a mushy push and it's located on top! That's a plus in my book. The back cover is a soft-ish plastic that's fairly grippy, at least it's not too slippery anyway. The already mentioned lightness and thinness and of course, being Android you can install other reader apps.
Anything I don't like? Well, the included case/cover, which is also incredibly light, is the stick-on style so it's not a simple act to install and remove anytime you want.
So far, I really like it and am glad I got it.
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#2  joandr 05-06-2020, 07:25 AM
Hello, is the battery really 1500 mAh ? it seems very little for an Android device (the other 6 inch android have rather 2500mah to 3000 and it is not too much). thank you.
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#3  kndlewis 05-06-2020, 07:34 AM
I didn't open it up to verify and I haven't had the unit long enough to get a valid judgement on battery life. I'll update in a few weeks when I get a better idea about battery life.
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#4  kndlewis 05-06-2020, 07:40 AM
Oh, and there's no 'back' button like the other Onyx readers. There is a 'back' command for the navigation ball app but that can take a little getting used to.
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#5  Gameboy213 05-06-2020, 11:31 AM
I am ordering one as soon as they have stock back up from Onyx. I wish Amazon had them already. Glad to hear you like it!
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#6  RT Wolf 05-06-2020, 01:05 PM
Congrats! I'm waiting for some reviews/feedback on the battery life (mostly just if it's unusably small--3 days would still better than my current tablet) then I'll order it soon as it's in stock.
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#7  kndlewis 05-06-2020, 01:58 PM
I know this is early, but I'm a heavy user--4-6 hours (at least) a day of actual reading and probably another 2-3 hours where it's sitting on, waiting for me to pick up and continue reading.
I unplugged it yesterday morning, maybe about 28 hours ago and it's been on (with light) for 14+ hours since then and it's showing 82% battery right now.
It looks like it's on par with other readers on the market. Doesn't seem to be much shorter life, anyway.
I don't use wifi much, just occasionally transferring books via calibre companion.
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#8  ottischwenk 05-06-2020, 02:45 PM
I got it 10 hours ago, when it had 96% - since then only played around with WiFi, Bluetooth, Caliber Companion, transferred about 14,000 books.
Now he shows 89%
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#9  Pajamaman 05-07-2020, 10:24 AM
How does it compare with the non-pro Poke?
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#10  kndlewis 05-07-2020, 11:54 AM
Completely different animal. I really don't know why they share the same name. Marketing reasons, I presume.
I like the 1st Poke but was disappointed that the warm and cool lights cannot be mixed. It's one or the other. The ads for this feature are a little misleading. I like that the 1st Poke is very light, even with the case. It is thicker than the Poke2 and it doesn't have a flush screen. The 1st Poke runs Android 4.4, I think. Speed of the 1st Poke was OK and the screen lighting is OK. Poke2 is better.
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