The Xiaomi InkPalm Plus 3rd Generation is a very portable e-book reader. It has a 5.84 inch screen and is powered by the Rockchip RK3566 processor. The new e-book reader has an aspect ratio of 2:1 and a front-lit e-ink display for optimal reading. What makes this model so exciting is English! This is the first Xiaomi InkPalm model that is not entirely in Chinese. Users can also download to their own Android apps or alternative app stores. You can buy this from the Good e-Reader Store for $239.99.
The InkPalm Plus features a 5.84-inch E INK Carta HD touchscreen display with a resolution of 1440×720 with 212 PPI. The screen sits flush with the bezel and is protected by a layer of glass. The volume buttons on the side double as page turn buttons when using the stock reader app. The front-lit display and color temperature system let you read in the dark and both have 24 levels of brightness.
This new model has an updated design, it’s much larger than the InkPalm mini 2nd generation that came out last year. The back plate is this beautiful sunset orange and has some color gradients. The sides have that nice gunmetal silver aluminum finish. The front is black, which helps to tone down the gray e-paper screen.
Under the hood is a Rockchip RK3566 processor with 2GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The InkPalm Plus supports Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi 5 connectivity. You can charge the device with the USB-C cable and also load it into your own books. It supports EPUB, TXT and PDF. The Xiaomi InkPalm Plus e-reader offers up to 30 days of battery life with its 2,200 mAh battery. With a 5V charger, the battery charges to 100% in 2.5 hours. It weighs a meager 0.14 kg.
The retail packaging is Sunset Orange which really makes it stand out on store shelves. Inside the box is a black USB-C cable, warranty information, and a quick start guide.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audio books and e-readers for twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.