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Mobiscribe Wave C : Should You Buy It?

Mobiscribe Wave Color

Mobiscribe is somewhat a underdog in the E Ink Tablet Market. They have compact yet inexpensive devices and the newest edition to their line of e ink tablet is the Mobiscribe Wave  and Mobiscribe Wave Color.

Their E Ink Tablet are the only one in the market which are waterproof and this makes them stand out from rest of the E Ink Tablet. Mobiscribe Wave Color is a device with great features but is it a good E ink Tablet? Lets dive in and find out. 

Key difference between Mobiscribe Wave Color and Mobiscribe Wave

For those who aren’t aware Mobiscribe Wave Color has a color screen where as Mobiscribe Wave is with normal E Ink display. Both the devices were launched in the same year and have the same specifications when it comes too hardware and software.

The only difference between the two devices is the colored screen and Mobiscribe Wave Color has an additional feature which is the G Sensor

Mobscribe Wave Color Comparison

Release year 2023 2023 2023 2023 2022 2022 2020 2022
Screen type Kaleido 3 Kaleido 3/Carta 1200 Kaleido Plus Gallery 3 Kaleido Plus Kaleido Plus Kaleido 3 Kaleido Plus
Screen size 7.8" 10.3" 7.8" 8" 10.3" 7.8" 7.8" 10.3"
Resolution (Color) 1404 x 1872  2480 x 1860 468 x 604 464 x 624 936 × 702 468 × 624 468 x 624 936 × 702  
Resolution (B/W) 702 x 936 1240 x 930 (C) 1404 x 1872 1440 x 1920 1404 × 1872 1404 × 1872  1872 x 1404  1872 × 1404
Pixel density (dpi) 300ppi/150ppi 300ppi/150ppi 100(C) 300(B/W) 100 (C) 300(B/W) 117(C) 226(B/W) 100(C) 300 (B/W) 100(C) 300(B/W)  117(C) 227(B/W)
CPU Octa-core Octa-core 1.5 Ghz Quad-core 2.3GHz Octa-core 2.3 GHz octa-core 1.8 GHz octa-core Dual Core 1Gz Quad-core 2.3 GHZ
RAM 4GB 4GB 4Gb 6Gb 6Gb 3Gb 1GB 6GB
Storage 64 GB 128 GB 64Gb 128Gb (Expandable) 128Gb (Expandable) 32Gb 16 GB 128 GB
Battery 5,000mAh 6,300mAh 2500mAh 3000mAh 4000mAh 2000mAh 2,900mAh 4000 mAH
Thickness 8.3 mm 6.7 mm 8.1mm 6.95mm 4.6mm 6.3mm 8mm 7.7mm
Weight 310g 480g 285 g 320g 477g 235g 225g 990g
Connectivity Wifi+BT+OTG Wifi+BT+OTG Wifi + BT Wifi + BT Wifi + BT Wifi + BT Wi-Fi + BT Wifi + BT
Operating system Android 11 Android 11 Android 12 Android 11 Android 11 Android 11.0 Linux Android 11
Google Play Store
Handwriting recognition
Other Features
Backlit Screen
Mobiscribe Wave Color Pros & Cons


  • The only waterproof E Ink Tablet
  • Fantastic writing experience and quality.
  • Great pressure sensitivity and a great pen.
  • Notebook functionality and flexibility
  • OCR conversion works offline
  • Ability to store and backup notes externally in their native format.
  • Excellent note search and management Interface
  • Great value for money


  • The stock EPUB and PDF Reader apps are lacking however third party can be installed
  • A bit heavy and larger in size when compared to other 7.8” devices.
  • Device doesn’t feel Premium when compared to Supernote A6x or Onyx Boox Nova C.
  • Performance is adequate, but not stellar.


Aspect of Consideration

  • Design
  • Display
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Stylus
  • Notetaking Experience 
  • Reading Experience
  • Service
  • Pricing


Mobiscribe Wave C is quite  well-designed and resembles quite a lot like a Kindle Paperwhite. The feel is minimalistic and no buttons at the front. 

The screen is not flushed but it doesn’t cause a lot of trouble while writing with the stylus. At  the front you have holes for the speakers at the top just above the screen

While the MobiScribe Wave’s design demonstrates thoughtfulness, certain ergonomic aspects warrant attention. Holding the device by its corners provides a comfortable grip, thanks to the molded texture. However, holding the device with a corner pressed against the palm may lead to a less comfortable reading experience due to its top-heavy weight distribution. The placement of the battery at the upper portion of the device may contribute to this sensation.

For such a price tag, I think the device is quite well designed. 

Key takeaways

  • There is a dedicated front light button on the top right next to the power button.
  • The body is made of plastic but doesn’t feel cheap
  • Only E Ink Tablet in the market which is waterproof
  • The device is top heavy making it a bit awkward to hold for long durations.
  • Its bigger in size and thickness when compared to other E 7.8″ e Ink tablets. 
Mobiscribe Wave C


At 7.8 inches, its Kaleido Plus screen dazzles with a resolution of 468 x 604 pixels (color), inviting you to lose yourself in the pages of your favorite books. This display specification goes toe-to-toe with the ONYX BOOX NOVA AIR C which is exceptional for such a cheap E Ink Tablet.

Just keep in mind that E Ink’s Kaleido Plus technology has some drawbacks. While it can display color, unlike many of the company’s older black and white screens, the colors look rather muted or washed out. And because E Ink applies a color filter over a grayscale display, the resolution of color content is much lower than it is for black and white.

Key Takeaways

  • A 7.8-inch Kaleido Plus color e-ink screen, the MobiScribe WAVE Color delivers 6 colors in the notes app and 4096 colors in apps and the e-reader
  • Has 100 PPI colored screen and 300 PPI for Black and White Screen.
  • You can change and control the contrast of the screen.

Software & UI

The Mobiscibe Wave Color  Runs on Android 12. The system is using a custom-built UI that offers a nice overall user experience.

The learning curve is easy and you can easily figure stuff out with a little bit of trial and error. Users are also able to customize which app shortcuts they want to have on the home page, sleep screens, and custom notebook templates.

However, the overall user experience could use a bit of improvement in standardization of the experience, mainly between the e-reader and e-note side of things. 

You have Full access to the Google Play store, so any Android app can be installed. However, as with all Android E Ink Tablets not all Android apps will work properly due to the refresh rate of e- ink displays. So if you are expecting to watch a Youtube video with a colored E Ink display you will be disappointed. 


Accompanying the MobiScribe Wave Color is a pressure-sensitive pen which was available with the Mobiscribe Origin as well. Despite its all-plastic construction, the pen offers surprising quality and usability. Its hexagonal design makes it easy to hold, and its slim, elongated form contributes to a well-balanced feel in hand. While it might not exude luxury, the pen’s functionality shines through.

The pressure sensitivity of the pen is a particular highlight. Boasting 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity, the MobiScribe Wave’s pen stands out in its ability to offer direct and gradual control over these levels. This is in contrast to some other devices that claim the same sensitivity but struggle to provide seamless control. 

The pen’s plastic build does introduce some flexibility, which might influence user preferences based on their writing style.

Notably, the pen features exchangeable nibs, enabling users to choose a nib that suits their preferences. Finding replacement nibs is also relatively easy, adding to the overall longevity of the pen. Additionally, the pen features a simple eraser button at its end, streamlining the editing process.

Key Takeaway

  • The Pen Comes in the box and has eraser at the back. A great value for money.
  • The pins are replaceable and you can change it with other nibs if you like too.
  • The stylus does not have batteries or need charging
Mobiscribe Wave C Stylus

Note Taking Experience

The Notebook functionality of the Mobiscribe Wave Color shows a lot of promise, You have the ability to add text boxes, images, tables, shapes, all easily customizable.

OCR (handwriting to text conversion) is especially effective, however the initial conversion is slow. The good part is that conversion is local,  which means that you are able to do all of your OCR conversions while offline. Not only that, but once converted, the results are persistent, which means that conversion results and edits that you may have done to the conversion are saved along with the notebook.

Notebooks also have the ability to bookmark pages with Stars or Notemarking. Note marks function basically as hashtags. You add one or more to the current notebook page and you give it a corresponding name.

Mobiscribe Origin Notebook allows is the ability to save and backup your notes in their native format.  It doesn’t require any kind of cloud account, or internet connection, for that matter. You can simply copy the notebook files onto your computer when you hook up via the USB cable.

Key Takeaways

  • The note taking UI has multiple shades and templates.
  • You can search your hand written notes 
  • Mobishare screen share can help you share you notes live
  • The annotations function includes actual text extraction. Also you can read & edit word documents as well. It also has a lasso feature
Mobiscribe Wave C

Reading Experience

Mobiscribe  uses two separate apps for reading, one for reading book formats such as EPUBs etc and a second dedicated PDF Reader This makes book reading and PDF reading are two completely disconnected experiences.

You can bookmark pages in an EPUB, but you cannot annotate it with the pen. Whereas for a PDF you can annotate it but you cannot bookmark the pages in it. However you can add notebook pages inside a PDF for jolting down your notes.


The onboard PDF reader freeze and crashes a lot however being an android device you can Install third party apps like Kindle, or Kobo and improve your reading experience.

Key Takaways

  • It  supports ePub &  PDF However, you can install the Kindle app on the Supernote to get access to almost all of these reading features.
  • There is  backlit screen, light and G sensors in the device for landscape view  making it great for reading 
  • You can also scribble notes on PDFs and annotate them but not EPubs.
  • The colored screen and screen size is Ideal if you like reading Manga.
Mobiscribe Wave C


When it comes to price, the Mobiscribe Wave Color sure is a value for money. With latest hardware, top notch specs and great writing experience it sure is a great device to buy. Furthermore Pen and Extra Nibs are included in the box. 

You can purchase it from the Mobiscribe Offical Website or from Amazon.

Finally Is Mobiscribe Wave Color worth it?

Mobiscribe Origin is a platform in its infancy, but even so, it clearly shows off its focus and what it’s meant to be: Budget friendly high quality E Ink Tablet. If you are on a budget and want something which gives a premium experience like Supernote and reMarkable then Mobiscribe is a great alternative.

When it comes to Mobiscribe Wave Color, It is for a specific audience. the Color E Ink devices are still in the nascent stages and don’t expect great color contrast from them but they are great for graphic novels and Manga. 

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