Icarus Illuminates XL

Icarus Illuminates XL is an Android ebook reader with E-Ink display by 8 inches and integrated lighting. Is the result of a campaign launched at lowered crowdfunding beginning 2015 and never completed, since a few weeks for sale on Amazon and the like for 199 euros. The original idea had better specs at a lower price, but considering the particularities of a niche category so it is already a well see him really for sale.

Devices like Lights XL ( E835BK code produced by Chinese ODM Boyue and imported to Europe from Dutch DistriRead) is targeted to a specific range of users. Do not seek perfection but the right balance between flexibility Android software (so you can install the most common reading apps apk, from Kindle and Kobo, via Moon + Reader and Aldiko up to RSS, PDF viewers and comic) and the convenience of Panel e-paper, E-Ink Pearl in this case.

Compared to traditional full size, they use a hardware eReader and more comfortable, so much so that it is not wrong to imagine them as the basic tablet with E-Ink screen managed by a custom Android ROMs. The trade off is losing immediacy and Visual quality, to ensure that the panels of this size (read: not municipalities) have lower resolutions, because the UI are not designed to refresh lenses, and why without optimization software specification you can do almost anything-it is true-but with uncertain results.

Data sheet Icarus Lights XL

  • 8-inch display 1024 x 768 px HD E-Ink Pearl
  • Front light/Touch capacitive
  • CPU Dual Core 1 GHz Rockchip RK3026 A9 at
  • 512 MB RAM/8 GB microSD 32 GB eMMC/max
  • WiFi N 3.5 mm audio jack//microUSB 2.0
  • Frame 9 x 200 x 145 mm/weight 275 grams
  • Google Android system 4.2.2/2800 mAh Battery

Icarus Illuminates XL has a good frame. It is solid, leaner than what the figures say the edges in that exhausted and then held with one hand. The 8-inch format gives a feeling very close to the book. Well the middle button to go back or to the Home screen (two clicks) and spot the location of the headphone jack and the power button because they remain far from the areas of interaction.

I would have preferred an IR instead of capacitive touch screen so that you can activate with a pencil or a highlighter. I wanted a panel sharper (160 PPI are Parker: on certain apps pixels are apparent) and more modern lighting, whiter, less neon effect (there is little to say: the yield is satisfactory as it was in 2 generations ago) but overall the Assembly of components and the internal construction are good. Look at the cleanliness and order of the motherboard.

The software is a separate discussion. We have an ebook reader is valid, but rough and confusing (6 pages, font, a thousand variations of line spacing, but no alignment), some error localization in Italian, the home screen that ignores the books read with third-party apps. The good news is that it is a stable and customizable firmware on fair, responsive and fast thanks to the CPU. There’s the pinch to zoom and the ability to highlight, take notes, copy or look up in the dictionary. There is the automatic page change and an audio player acceptable.

Disappointingly, however, the stock browser and managing RSS feeds with gReader. These interfaces are not meant to monochromatic displays slow to refresh, and reproduce characters faded or too small, rough, sketchy graphics user experience. You can get much better, Yes, but I doubt you can get the app levels Pocket Kobo devices.

Basic Compatibility includes MOBI, ePUB, PDF, FB2 but it is clear that you just install other Android apps to add what you need. Brightens XL integrates a customized version of the app store by Good-E-Reader (useful because it focused on apps that run well on E-Ink screens). I joined Amazon Underground and some downloaded apk on your network. More complicated to operate Google Play –and maybe eventually you don’t even have to. For PDFs I recommendFoxit Reader. For the ACV or CBZ Comic Viewer. I recommend to use the Dropbox integration and use Aldiko for keeping organized internal libraries and those on microSD.

Final considerations

With Icarus Illuminates XL no mention of an ebook reader. Who is looking for its first electronic ink reader should prefer a Kindle, Kobo, a Talwar. Is a particular device and in some ways hard to appreciate, however comfortable and versatile as few. Is something halfway between a tablet with E-Ink screen and an eReader with raw and powerful software. I found no real flaws or questionable implementations.

Even the autonomy, although the software is decent: take 4/5 days, depending on the use of Wi-Fi and light level. The construction is valid, there the constraints imposed by the manufacturer. But the sales price 199 euros I impose rigidity in the final judgment, and that’s why I recommend you consider purchasing only if aware. For everything else, please visit theofficial website.

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