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Boox Note2 reviews, opinions and suggestions
#1  dkccerbero 11-04-2019, 04:26 PM
Hi, I just order a Boox Note2. Previously I owned a N96ml carta+ (One change of battery and still working).
I am so anxious about the arrival that I think knowing in advance some ideas or appreciations about the device from people that already have it could be interesting. Also, this post could help to search for info to people that is looking first hand info.
Boox do not sell to my country and wrote to ereaderstore and didn't get a reply. So I ended up going to AliExpress. I hope all goes well. I'll keep this post alive with info updates and all are welcome to do the same.
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#2  Reimbar 11-04-2019, 06:27 PM
Thank you for creating this post, I look forward to your updates!
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#3  dkccerbero 11-05-2019, 09:57 AM
I haven't notice the case, it works like a stand also. I think that there is a version for the Max 3 too.
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#4  dkccerbero 11-08-2019, 10:23 AM
Package: Awaiting for shipment.... (I can't wait).

News: Seem to be a problem with the cover.... I don't know if is official from onyx? I'll check it myself (if some day the product arrives...) Link to de VIDEO
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#5  rafail 11-08-2019, 02:01 PM
Quote dkccerbero
Seem to be a problem with the cover...
This happened to me also (on the Onyx Note), and even worse with the same type of cover. After I returned to the classic cover the problem disappeared ...
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#6  dkccerbero 11-08-2019, 03:22 PM
Quote rafail
After I returned to the classic cover the problem disappeared ...
I already bought this...Ill try to remove the magnets first (since this will be my only case for 10 inches, i have no other to go back to)
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#7  parkher 11-12-2019, 10:20 PM
My first impressions:

1. How to get rid of this big concentric round button painted in the lower right quarter of the screen?!!!
It is like a screen defect or a sticker on the screen. It covers text or even covers other buttons and prevents using them. It must be possible to disable it somehow but so far I failed to find how.

Oh, turns out, it is possible to drag it away to the very corner of the screen.
Perhaps it is possible to drag it outside altogether...

2. Where is the promised 64 GB of storage?
Capacity: 51.7 GB
Used space: 3 GB
Free space: 48.7 GB

I was expecting about 59 GB free, compared to what was free on Note with 32 GB.
More storage should be more storage for me, not for them. Not only they reserved for the system so much more than on Note, but also they stole 3 GB from what was left for me!!!
Remember, this thing has no card slot!

3. The Neo reader and the system GUI are somewhat different and the tricks I have for zooming pdfs on Note do not work with Note 2. With Note, it is possible to have 0, 1, 2, or 3 "status bars" on the screen and the page is resized accordingly: the system status bar, the reader's status bar and the list of 4 last read books. Every one of them can be kept on screen or switched off while reading, and the size of the letters is proportionally adjusted.
With Note 2, the system status bar can be switched on/off but it is very tiny. And probably does not affect the size of the page. The other two - they are of normal size but they cannot be kept while reading, and even when they do appear - the page size remains unchanged.
Well, it was not a feature but a side effect I was using on Note, but I miss it....

4. And the worst thing of all - Note 2 is covered with glass. So there is a real danger of breaking it. Note has a flexible screen and cannot be broken.
And out of the box Note 2 has a glowing screen (cheating like Kindle) until you switch it off once and forever. It is an e-ink device after all. E-ink was invented not to glow.

But still, my first impression is very good
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#8  Question Mark 11-12-2019, 11:19 PM
Quote parkher
My first impressions:

1. How to get rid of this big concentric round button painted in the lower right quarter of the screen?!!!
It is like a screen defect or a sticker on the screen. It covers text or even covers other buttons and prevents using them. It must be possible to disable it somehow but so far I failed to find how.

Oh, turns out, it is possible to drag it away to the very corner of the screen.
Perhaps it is possible to drag it outside altogether...
My guess is that is the navigation ball. Very useful for me on my Note Pro. However, you can indeed turn it off or reconfigure its various options. Just go to apps and open the Navigation Ball app to configure it or turn it off.

As for the light, I love it.

And, while the glass screen might break, the flexible screen can scratch. Haven't broken the glass screen on my Note Pro yet even though I carry it about with me daily.
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#9  dkccerbero 11-12-2019, 11:34 PM
Quote parkher
My first impressions:

1. How to get rid of this big concentric round button

2. Where is the promised 64 GB of storage?

3. With Note, it is possible to have 0, 1, 2, or 3 "status bars" on the screen.

4. And the worst thing of all - Note 2 is covered with glass.

But still, my first impression is very good
1- According to some facebook post you can go to apps - navigation ball - disable it.

2- I have a N96ml carta+ with a sdcard and y very convenient. I don't understand why they choose to close the device that way...

3- I use the system status bar always and its true, with al the bars the letters re adjust. Maybe they'll fix this.

4- I am so worried about this last point...another example of aesthetic over practicality and durability...

Thanks for your appreciations! Have you tried the mirror screen function? How is the battery performing with wifi???
Have you tried editing text in google docs (through the browser maybe)
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#10  dkccerbero 11-12-2019, 11:37 PM
Quote Question Mark
And, while the glass screen might break, the flexible screen can scratch. Haven't broken the glass screen on my Note Pro yet even though I carry it about with me daily.
Do you have a cover? Can you post a link to the product? Have you any problem with magnets like in the video above?
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