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Critic consensus
The reMarkable 2 is praised for its paper-like writing experience, minimalistic design, and focus-enhancing capabilities, but criticized for its high price, limited functionality beyond note-taking, and lack of color display or backlight, making it a niche device best suited for those prioritizing distraction-free writing and note-taking over multimedia features.
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✍️ Great writing experience
Reviewers consistently praise the reMarkable 2 for its paper-like feel and low latency, offering a superior writing and drawing experience.
...I can confidently say that this could be the best tech purchase I've ever made in my life....
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🔋 Impressive battery life
The device's long battery life is frequently highlighted, making it reliable for extended use without frequent recharges.
...It is got three times longer battery from the remarkable one... roughly gives you about two weeks battery life....
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🚫 Limited app availability/functionality
A common criticism is the device's limited functionality and app availability, restricting its use beyond note-taking and sketching.
...It is specifically designed to replace paper, and that's created a lot of controversy....
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💸 High price point
Many reviewers consider the reMarkable 2 expensive, especially when factoring in the cost of accessories and the subscription service for full functionality.
...This device is actually pretty damn expensive compared to an iPad....
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🌙 Lack of backlight
The absence of a backlight for reading or writing in low-light conditions is frequently mentioned as a drawback.
...There's no backlight on this device. That means if you want to be able to read in bed, you're going to have to bring your own lamp or book light....
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📚 Effective for note-taking and organization
The device is highly regarded for its note-taking capabilities and the ability to organize notes effectively, making it ideal for students, professionals, and writers.
...To me, this thing is almost an archive that archives all of my university readings and digitizes all of my readings and PDF files....
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📈 Regular software updates
Reviewers appreciate the regular software updates that introduce new features and improvements, enhancing the user experience over time.
...The updates seem to be going in a considered way, allowing it to integrate more usefully with the app....
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🖊️ Pen and accessories cost extra
The additional cost for the pen and other accessories, such as cases or folios, is often highlighted as a negative aspect, increasing the overall investment.
...I never tried the remarkable marker that they sell the original one, but I don't even care because like a hundred bucks. So I'm not going to pay a hundred bucks for for that one....
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Review by Nickrandy
Sentiment: Somewhat negative
While the ReMarkable 2 showcases innovative features and excellent writing feel, its unreliable battery and poor durability ultimately make the Kindle Scribe a much more dependable choice. Watch review
...I wanted to love it so badly.... Next quote
ReMarkable 2 Review: I wanted to love it...
7:32
15 Feb 2024
✍️ Great writing surface
...I liked the writing surface. I liked how you're able to organize your notebooks... Watch in video
🖊️ Durable pen
...The pen was really a good durable pen that felt like you were writing on paper... Watch in video
🗂️ Good organization
...I thought the organization and just the simpleness of it was designed very very well... Watch in video
📝 Most lifelike writing experience
...The writing definitely was the most lifelike on it. The eraser works very very well and it felt just like paper... Watch in video
👨‍💼 Beneficial for work
...The first few weeks I had it I loved it and I used it every single day... Watch in video
👨‍💻 Effective customer support
...I contacted Remarkable's customer support which I'll say they did. They do a pretty good customer support team... Watch in video
🌐 Useful backup system
...I'm very very thankful that I had had my notes backed up to the remarkable software web browser interface so I at least have those old notes... Watch in video
🤔 😔 Reliability issues that led to frustration and disuse.
...Then about a month into using it I had the dreaded issue that is what is making me make this video here today and it essentially crapped out on me... Watch quote in video
🤔 🔋 Poor battery life that couldn't be resolved.
...The battery life I plugged it into charge it stopped charging and I got this error message... Watch quote in video
🤔 🛠️ Defective replacement provided by the company.
...So once I sent in my old Remarkable and they sent me a new Remarkable I opened it up and I was ready to give it another try... it was actually a refurbished one... Watch quote in video
🤔 🖋️ Permanent line on screen right out of the box.
...The other thing you'll notice if you look really closely is there's actually a line right through the middle of it that was permanent and that was there from the moment I opened it... Watch quote in video
🤔 💀 Replacement unit had the same battery issue.
...And then after about an hour of using this refurbished one... the same out of battery cannot charge cycle started happening on this one... Watch quote in video
🤔 🔄 Backup issues and reliability concerns affecting work.
...The way I like to take notes and the importance of my notes for my work I just decided it wasn't a reliable enough product for me to be using day to day... Watch quote in video
🤔 📅 Consider the product not ready for market.
...It just isn't a reliable product for me today... it's just not a product that in my opinion is ready for market... Watch quote in video
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Review by Enri Story
The Remarkable 2, when purchased refurbished and paired with budget-friendly accessories like the Wacom One Pen and a magnetic case, offers a highly functional and cost-effective digital note-taking solution that excels in battery life and writing experience, despite some limitations in digital integration. Watch review
...So there you go. I just saved you $100.... Next quote
Remarkable 2 Review - Save $$$ | The Best Accessories
8:05
15 Jan 2024
📐 Slim and lightweight design
...I mean, it's super thin. You see that?... Watch in video
✍️ Comfortable writing experience
...So basically you go to a notebook, create a notebook, and you can write your notes... Watch in video
⌨️ Two-finger undo feature
...But I don't think that's actually as practical as just tapping with two fingers... Watch in video
💰 Affordable pen alternative
...The Wacom one pen... works with this tablet perfect and it's like 30 bucks. So it's cheap... Watch in video
🔋 Long battery life
...This is great because the battery lasts for weeks... Watch in video
📚 Ebooks and note-taking in one device
...You can connect this tablet to Google Drive and Dropbox... Watch in video
💵 Refurbished option saves money
...If you want to save money, don't buy the new one, buy a refurbished one... Watch in video
🖋️ Customizable pen grip
...The reason I bought this grip is because it's magnetic... Watch in video
🧲 Quality protective case with magnetic strip
...This one is great because it has this like magnetic strip that you attach the tablet to... Watch in video
📧 Easy document sharing via email
...You can only email the files. So what I did was I got the subscription that they offer... Watch in video
👨‍💼 Professional look for meetings
...I don't want to be old school and take a paper notebook with pencil. I like technology... Watch in video
🤔 😬 Tablet is expensive without savings hacks
...I always liked the Remarkable 2 but it was just too expensive to justify the purchase... Watch quote in video
🤔 🔋 Battery concerns with other devices
...Every time I reach for it, you know, it has like 10% battery. So if I'm going to a meeting to meet some clients or something, I can't have 10% batteries going to die on me there... Watch quote in video
🤔 📜 Limited to PDF format for eBooks
...Unfortunately, you won't be able to read the Kindle ones. You have to find the books in PDF... Watch quote in video
🤔 🌐 Limited functionality with cloud services
...You can connect this tablet to Google Drive and Dropbox, but it's not that useful. Okay, you're not going to be able to write something and then just export it to Google Drive or Dropbox... Watch quote in video
🤔 ❌ Duplication issues with imported documents
...When you import it duplicates the document doesn't just like, you know, right on the one the original one it duplicates it... Watch quote in video
🤔 💸 High price of official Remarkable accessories
...I never tried the remarkable marker that they sell the original one, but I don't even care because like a hundred bucks. So I'm not going to pay a hundred bucks for for that one... Watch quote in video
🤔 📩 Limited export options
...I'd like to talk about that feature of the remarkable like, oh, yeah, it exports to Google Drive and Dropbox, but no it doesn't you can only email the files... Watch quote in video
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Review by Unbox Therapy
Sentiment: Very positive
The reMarkable 2 provides a focused, distraction-free digital paper experience that's perfect for note-taking and reading, making it an invaluable tool for productivity and creativity. Watch review
...Better paper, better thinking.... Next quote
Unboxing the reMarkable 2: The Future of Paper
12:04
23 Dec 2023
📚 Paper-like writing experience
...It feels like you're writing on paper. Extremely satisfying, and unlike the glass displays that you might see on other tablets... Watch in video
👁️ Reduced eye strain
...It's less fatigue, less eye strain, than a backlit display... Watch in video
🎨 Minimal distractions
...Obviously not as distracting as your tablet that does everything... The goal here is to kinda keep you away from that, keep you in your thought... Watch in video
✍️ No setup for the marker
...The advantage with the marker, it is no charging or setup needed... Watch in video
💡 Versatile text input
...So text via the marker, text via the type folio, or even text that starts via the marker and then goes into the handwriting converter... Watch in video
🖼️ Minimal lag
...The other satisfying aspect is the lack of lag. It's almost instantaneous when you write on here... Watch in video
📲 Multi-device sync
...This sync is incredibly rapid and it's across multiple devices. So in this case, I do the action on the tablet and it's synced on a desktop app... Watch in video
🎒 Lightweight and portable
...Walking around, like a walk-around tablet, that's the huge advantage here, that you have something extremely lightweight... Watch in video
🖊️ Intuitive erasing
...If I wanna come in and just very quickly erase something, I can do so in an intuitive way, and in a way that you're used to... Watch in video
✒️ Versatile accessories
...I think a lot of these other accessories really enhance the versatility. But for me, the core functionality is this format holding in one hand... Watch in video
👓 Comfortable reading experience
...This is gonna be an awesome place to do some reading, just super easy on the eyes and lots of real estate to read on... Watch in video
🧘 Enhanced productivity
...The key component here is that this is about getting stuff done without distraction, having some sort of free space for your saved thoughts... Watch in video
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Review by Kit Betts-Masters
Sentiment: Mixed
The Remarkable 2 is an enticing, premium-feeling digital notebook ideal for focused note-taking and drawing, but its limited functionality may prompt potential buyers to consider more versatile E-ink alternatives. Watch review
...It's a premium device for focused notes... Next quote
In-Depth Complete Guide to the Remarkable 2!
1:03:21
16 Dec 2023
🌟 Stylish and premium design
...It's such a premium device...an icon, a badge for professionals... Watch in video
✍️ Excellent writing experience
...For me, it sounds like pencil on premium paper and yeah it does feel good... Watch in video
🖌️ Variety of pen tools
...It does have the best array of pen tools in the whole of the ink tablet world... Watch in video
🧠 Designed for thinking and decision making
...It's superlative in just being a place for your thoughts and a place for you to develop ideas... Watch in video
📑 Reliable handwriting recognition
...The handwriting recognition is actually really quite reliable... Watch in video
🔄 Frequent and considered updates
...The updates seem to be going in a considered way, allowing it to integrate more usefully with the app... Watch in video
🌞 Great performance in different lighting situations
...No competition to how an E-ink tablet performs in different lighting situations... Watch in video
💼 Professional presentation tool
...PowerPoint integration could make Remarkable a much better machine for presentations... Watch in video
🔋 Long battery life
...You only have to charge it once every couple of weeks if you use it every day... Watch in video
🖼️ Exporting drawings to SVG
...You can also export drawings to vectors and then you can edit them afterwards as well... Watch in video
🤔 😕 Limited software features compared to other E-Ink tablets
...It's more solid, it's just an iteration... Watch quote in video
🤔 😬 No front light for night use
...So Remarkable, they are still updating the Remarkable 2, but those updates are rarely all that inspiring... Watch quote in video
🤔 🤔 Subscription model for basic features
...It's hard to ignore but is it really the worst or is actually these subjective design choices they've made does it actually make it the best?... Watch quote in video
🤔 💔 Lack of integration with Google Drive and broader software ecosystems
...It doesn't work as you'd hope in the 21st century... Watch quote in video
🤔 🚫 Unable to fully replace computer screens
...If you're looking for something to replace all of the productivity things that you do with your phone, laptop or tablet, then you need to look at a book or one of the other full Android E Ink devices... Watch quote in video
🤔 😒 Screen ghosting issues
...You see without the keyboard case you aren't getting that wobble. I'm getting a wobble there for a minute... Watch quote in video
🤔 😟 No camera for instant document digitizing
...The only one that is truly unprecedented, meaning there's nothing like it, is the Supernote series of devices... Watch quote in video
🤔 😩 Limited collaborative capabilities
...Collaborating, it's a free. It's really a space for your own notes and your own thoughts so that then you can contribute to your team... Watch quote in video
🤔 😔 Expensive accessories
...Well I would say it certainly won't be if it ends up becoming a paperweight rather than a paper replacement... Watch quote in video
🤔 😐 Basic functionality in some digital notebook features
...The Remarkable is better for thinking. It's better for presenting. It's a place to develop ideas for note making... Watch quote in video
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Review by iJustine
Sentiment: Very positive
The reMarkable 2 offers an unparalleled digital note-taking experience that seamlessly blends the simplicity and tactile feel of paper with the functionality and focus-driven features of modern technology, making it a must-have for anyone looking to enhance their productivity without distractions. Watch review
...This legit looks like a piece of paper.... Next quote
Digital Paper?! reMarkable 2 changes everything!
8:51
8 Dec 2023
✨ Lightweight and portable design
...This is so light. This is lighter than like an actual notebook... Watch in video
🔄 Feels like real paper
...Like this feels, this feels like paper... Watch in video
📚 Minimalistic and clean look
...And it has this clean, minimalistic look to it... Watch in video
👀 Reduces eye strain
...It has kind of eased my eye fatigue that I feel so often from looking at my computer too much... Watch in video
🎨 Various writing and drawing tools
...So we've got a ballpoint pen, flat liner, pencil, mechanical pencil, highlighter, marker, paintbrush, and a calligraphy pen... Watch in video
📆 Organizational features
...Categorize your work using keywords such as on hold and progress... Watch in video
💼 Premium accessories
...Here's our premium leather black folio. I love that I can just slide this right in... Watch in video
🔒 Minimal distractions
...There's no distractions from whatever I'm working on... Watch in video
💻 Desktop and mobile app integration
...I also love that there's a desktop and mobile app, which lets you tap into your work no matter where you are... Watch in video
🎯 Enhances focus and creativity
...Having something like this can kind of reel in my focus and not let me get distracted with tons of other apps and music or just whatever else... Watch in video
💡 Easy to use and intuitive
...It is extremely simple and it's so intuitive. It really is like a digital notebook... Watch in video
📈 Increases productivity
...It has all of the convenience of all of these devices, but without any of the distraction... Watch in video
🤔 😫 Could potentially lead to crumbs getting trapped in the device
...I have some crumbs on here. Crumbs not included... Watch quote in video
🤔 😓 May cause eye strain as you become older
...I've been getting older and because I've been using technology and looking at screens so much is eye fatigue... Watch quote in video
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Review by Kit Betts-Masters
Sentiment: Mixed
The Remarkable 2 is a premium-feeling e-ink tablet that excels in note-taking with a satisfying writing experience, but it may fall short for those seeking a fully integrated, all-purpose productivity device. Watch review
...Is it worth the hype? My honest take.... Next quote
Unveiling the Truth About the Remarkable 2: A Comprehensive Review
13:02
3 Oct 2023
✍️ Writing feels inviting and accurate
...It's really important that it is inviting to write on... Watch in video
🌞 Visibility in various lighting conditions
...There’s just no competition to how an E-ink tablet performs in different lighting situations... Watch in video
🔋 Excellent battery life
...Having something that you just have to charge at the end of the week, which most of them can do, I found massively liberating... Watch in video
👁️ Eye strain reduction
...When I did try out planning exclusively on the iPad for two weeks, I did get bad headaches at the end of the day... Watch in video
📝 Replacement for paper notebooks
...I just felt I’d get on really well with the paper feeling and the paper look of the device and now I can’t imagine going back either to paper or to an iPad... Watch in video
👨‍💻 Distraction-free experience
...Any device in Do Not Disturb mode has no notifications. That being said, it is a device which does one thing and does one thing well and there’s something to be said for that... Watch in video
🎨 Pleasing pen tools for handwriting and drawing
...The pen tools give you all different pleasing effects. They're good for handwriting and they're really good for drawing as well... Watch in video
🤔 😕 Very controlled influencer marketing
...they're doing influencer marketing in a very controlled way... Watch quote in video
🤔 🙁 Influencers haven't used the product extensively
...it isn't like this person has used a Remarkable for a long period of time... Watch quote in video
🤔 ⚠️ Limited features compared to competitors
...There aren't ways to make links or tables of contents like there are on other devices as well... Watch quote in video
🤔 💸 High cost may lead to regret
...Well, I would say it certainly won't be if it ends up becoming a paper weight rather than a paper replacement... Watch quote in video
🤔 📈 Difficult habit to adopt
...You've probably been used to using pen and paper all your life and this is going to be quite a hard habit to break... Watch quote in video
🤔 🔄 Wobble issues near keyboard case magnets
...except where the magnets are for the keyboard case. You see without the keyboard case, you aren't getting that wobble... Watch quote in video
🤔 👻 Inconsistent ghosting issues
...you can see you get bad ghosting and if I compare that to the Tab Ultra series or any of the Books Tab series, you won't see that type of ghosting... Watch quote in video
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Review by Shu Omi
Sentiment: Very positive
The reMarkable 2 is an invaluable tool for those seeking an environment conducive to deep focus and distraction-free productivity, offering a paper-like writing experience that outshines conventional digital tablets. Watch review
...Great tool for brainstorming and brain-dumping.... Next quote
Three Months with reMarkable 2: A Deep Dive into this Focus-Oriented Paper Tablet
4:46
26 Sep 2023
✍️ Great tool for brainstorming and brain-dumping
...I find reMarkable 2 is a great tool for brainstorming and brain-dumping... Watch in video
📵 No distractions from messaging apps
...Since it doesn't come with any messaging apps or anything that distracts you, you can just focus on your thoughts and ideas... Watch in video
📚 Perfect for journaling
...Thanks to this, I can keep on journaling for longer periods of time and I can actually get into the flow of it... Watch in video
🌞 Easy to write in the sun
...The screen having no glare makes it really easy to write in the sun... Watch in video
🌙 Great for night time reading
...It's great for night time reading because it's easy on the eyes... Watch in video
🖌️ Fun for note-taking
...Note-taking on this tablet is a lot of fun because you can use those templates I mentioned before... Watch in video
🖼️ Helpful for sketching and designing
...I'm absolutely horrible at drawing, but it's helping me a lot to come up with designs for Youtube thumbnails... Watch in video
🎨 Wide range of drawing tools
...And if you're into drawing, there's a wide range of tools you can use to make your sketches look cool... Watch in video
🎯 Creates an immersive environment for focus
...This tablet's ability to create an immersive environment where you can fully focus on your work and study has made a huge difference for me... Watch in video
🤔 😞 You may not be able to watch movies or play games on reMarkable
...You may not be able to watch movies or play games on reMarkable, but its ability to create an environment that allows you to concentrate for a long period of time is what makes it worth it... Watch quote in video
🤔 📱 Doesn't support messaging apps or any other distracting apps
...Since it doesn't come with any messaging apps or anything that distracts you, you can just focus on your thoughts and ideas... Watch quote in video
🤔 💡 Limited functionality compared to an all-in-one tablet like the iPad
...If you want an all-in-one tablet for note-taking, watching movies, or browsing the web, you should get an iPad... Watch quote in video
🤔 🖊 Handwriting recognition may not be perfect
...I have a pretty bad handwriting, but it still seems to work really well and the conversion is accurate... Watch quote in video
🤔 🎨 Limited design features compared to advanced tools
...I can draw rough sketches for each video and then use that to create a more polished version on Photoshop... Watch quote in video
🤔 💻 Less versatile for digital device integration
...You may say you can do all of this with an iPad, which is true, but this tablet's ability to create an immersive environment where you can fully focus on your work and study has made a huge difference for me... Watch quote in video
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Review by The Spark!
Sentiment: Mixed
While the reMarkable 2 offers a beautifully designed, distraction-free digital writing experience with excellent note transcription, its lack of backlighting and limited support for Kindle books make it less compelling compared to the Kindle Scribe for those deeply integrated into Amazon's ecosystem. Watch review
...Reasons to buy, or not to buy.... Next quote
Thinking of Buying the reMarkable 2? - The Pros and Cons
15:18
24 Jul 2023
✨ Gorgeous design aesthetic
...The Remarkable has a gorgeous design aesthetic, and it's one that still holds up in 2023... Watch in video
📝 Handwritten note transcription
...The Remarkable 2 has a feature that transcribes your handwritten notes into typed text... Watch in video
📐 Similar bezel color to screen enhances writing experience
...It's robust with its light aluminium frame, and has these bezels that are so similar in colour to the screen... Watch in video
✏️ High friction writing surface
...The writing experience on the Remarkable is, for most people, second to none... Watch in video
🔋 Impressive battery life
...There are loads more features that might persuade you ... such as the impressive battery life... Watch in video
🌐 Cloud syncing across devices
...That cloud syncing across devices ... is another persuading feature... Watch in video
🤔 👎 No support for Kindle Books
...It doesn't support Kindle Books. I knew that before I purchased it, but I didn't think it would be a problem... Watch quote in video
🤔 💸 Expensive initial cost and yearly cloud service
...I think that the Remarkable 2 is quite expensive if you're just starting out and you don't have a pen or a case... Watch quote in video
🤔 🔊 No Bluetooth audio support
...And finally, on that point, there is no Bluetooth audio support on the Remarkable, so no audio books either... Watch quote in video
🤔 🌑 No backlight
...The Remarkable doesn't have a backlight. There, I've said it... Watch quote in video
🤔 📜 Limited file support
...I can also import a multitude of other file types onto the Scribe compared to the Remarkable 2, which I think is just EPUB and PDF... Watch quote in video
🤔 💡 Poor suitability for low-light environments
...Suddenly shifting to a note-taking device without any such help came as a bit of a shock... Watch quote in video
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Review by Shu Omi
Sentiment: Very positive
The reMarkable 2 is a thoughtfully designed, minimalist e-ink tablet that excels in enhancing productivity and focus by minimizing distractions, making it an ideal choice for writers, artists, students, and professionals who desire a paper-like experience with modern digital benefits. Watch review
...A minimalist's dream come true.... Next quote
This Paper Tablet is a Minimalists' Dream - reMarkable 2 (2023)
8:12
20 Jun 2023
✨ Unique minimalist design
...It's perfect for writing, drawing and reading. Unlike a typical tablet, it removes all the distractions from messages, social media and hundreds of notifications... Watch in video
✍️ Authentic writing experience
...In my experience, this is the e-ink tablet that feels the most like writing on actual paper... Watch in video
🗂️ Varied note-taking and sketching templates
...My favourite ones are the weekly planner and also this monthly planner. I forgot how nice it is to make a plan on paper... Watch in video
🔄 Handwriting to text conversion
...Even if you have bad handwriting like me, you can still convert it to readable text... Watch in video
📚 Excellent reading and annotation features
...If there's an article you want to read on reMarkable, you can use its browser extension to convert the webpage and import it into the device... Watch in video
🔋 Impressive battery life
...Battery life is very impressive, lasting up to a few weeks of regular use on a single charge... Watch in video
☁️ Syncs seamlessly with cloud services
...It syncs all your work to the cloud in an instant, ensuring you access your critical notes and drawings in no time at all... Watch in video
🏷️ Easy organization with tags and filters
...I love how easy it is to put tags to a note which is just 2 taps... Watch in video
💼 Ideal for focused productivity
...Its purpose is to help create an immersive environment where distractions are minimised, which lets you truly focus on your work... Watch in video
🤔 🚫 Can't play games, browse the internet, or watch YouTube.
...You cannot play games, browse the internet, or watch YouTube. This might seem like a drawback, but it's actually precisely what makes it great... Watch quote in video
🤔 🚫 Not versatile like an iPad.
...Now, you might be wondering why the reMarkable 2 isn't for everyone. Well, that's because this device is designed specifically to improve your focus and productivity. And to achieve that mission, they stripped off all the potential sources of distraction... Watch quote in video
🤔 🚫 Limited to specific niche users.
...Now, the biggest question is: Who is this for? reMarkable 2 is a highly unique device. That means it might not be the perfect fit for everyone... Watch quote in video
🤔 🚫 Not for those who want all-in-one functionality.
...So, to answer the question – if you're someone who prefers to have everything in one place—be it gaming, web browsing, or social media—this might not be the right choice for you... Watch quote in video
🤔 🚫 Lack of entertainment options.
...It's convenient for sure but this is exactly what makes it easy for you to get sidetracked and lose focus when using it for work or studying... Watch quote in video
🤔 🚫 Higher price point for limited features.
...reMarkable 2 is a minimalist's dream come true. However, that means it might come with a higher price point for features that are very specific... Watch quote in video
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Review by Run The Joules
Sentiment: Somewhat positive
Despite its limited features and high price, the Remarkable 2 tablet has profoundly enhanced my productivity and well-being, making it one of my best tech investments ever. Watch review
...The best tech purchase I've ever made.... Next quote
This Remarkable 2 tablet does (almost) nothing...
19:54
2 Apr 2023
📈 Improved productivity and organization
...I can confidently say that this could be the best tech purchase I've ever made in my life... Watch in video
📝 Enhanced writing and reading experience
...How something feels like the tactile nature of it is massively important for me... Watch in video
🧠 Better focus and mental clarity
...It forces my brain to slow down to the speed of my hand... Watch in video
✨ Daily usage encouragement
...I legitimately am excited to use every single day... Watch in video
⚒️ Customizable tools and features
...With this I can just choose object selection and make a circle around whatever I was writing... Watch in video
🧳 Portable and distraction-free
...I bring it with me on holidays everything having to do with writing and reading I want to do on this tablet... Watch in video
🔋 Decent battery life
...They say there's two weeks worth of battery life on this...I get about a week out of it which honestly is perfectly fine with me... Watch in video
📚 Clean, ad-free reading
...It only sends the actual text from the article...it looks great and there's no ads... Watch in video
💵 Real life-changing habits
...Morning Pages...has me more productive more of a balanced human being... Watch in video
🤔 💰 It's expensive
...I have a problem when it comes to videos like this whenever I try and film something I try and make it look really good I want everything to look nice... Watch quote in video
🤔 🧩 Limited connectivity and apps
...one with almost zero connectivity no apps no color screen this thing doesn't even have a backlight... Watch quote in video
🤔 🔋 Battery life isn't as long as claimed
...they say there's two weeks worth of battery life on this and if you're using it sparingly maybe uh I use it every day so I get about a week out of it... Watch quote in video
🤔 📚 Difficulty with e-books from libraries
...you can't hook it up to your library like if I if I could just hook up like regular ebooks to this I think that would be amazing and that's probably the thing that I dislike the most about this tablet... Watch quote in video
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Review by My Deep Guide
Sentiment: Somewhat positive
The Remarkable 2 Type Folio is a beautifully designed and innovative keyboard cover that integrates well with the Remarkable 2, offering a solid typing experience despite its hefty price and weight. Watch review
...Extremely original, extremely elegant.... Next quote
Remarkable 2 Type Folio: In-Depth Review and Guide to the Remarkable 2 Keyboard Cover
1:09:12
14 Mar 2023
✨ Exquisite hardware design
...I think that it's really remarkably well, pun not intended, honestly not intended, this one. Okay, exquisitely designed hardware design. I'm really blown out of the water...
👀 Innovative and original engineering
...I'm a sucker for good engineering and for innovating engineering. This is something that I really, really like... Watch in video
💼 Excellent build quality
...I also, personally, prefer this one simply because most of my light is coming from the top, especially in indoor situations, and Remarkable 2 doesn't have a front light, so, therefore, my surface is more lit this way... Watch in video
🔍 Attention to detail in design
...The only thing that I wish they've incorporated was that tilt functionality. Then, it would have been a freaking masterpiece. As it is, it's really, really good. It's exceptionally good and introduces something completely new...
🎯 Comfortable typing experience
...The keyboard itself, as you've seen, it works good, just don't do this, don't write like that, don't do that, always use this kind of position. This is really, really important... Watch in video
🌐 Integrated environment
...For me, the integration is made in such a way that it makes perfect sense. And it's not like an artificial kind of scrammed in thing. It does make sense and it does work... Watch in video
📖 Intelligent content awareness
...I love the fact that they have added this, and that you have content awareness between the typed text and the handwriting. This is something that is crucial, and it makes it a lot more usable than it used to be... Watch in video
🔒 Improved user safety measures
...They've implemented the failsafe so that you can't type while you are writing, which is great... Watch in video
🚀 Satisfying and modern user experience
...The way it folds, the way it unfolds, the way you use it, the way you interact with it, the quality of it, the typing of it, the sound of it when you're typing on it, the typing experience, what you can do with it, what you can't do with it, the linking between the typing and the handwritten and marked up notes, very, very important software point... Watch in video
🎉 Complements the Remarkable experience
...But is it a sexy addition to Remarkable? Yeah, sure as heck, yeah. And does it work well? Yep, it does, and it's surprisingly comfortable... Watch in video
🤔 💰 Very expensive product
...It costs 200 USD and its launch availability was botched... Watch quote in video
🤔 🔄 No portrait functionality
...they should have added another addition, and they could have added it simply by having a rotational plate here on the back... Watch quote in video
🤔 🧲 Adds significant weight and thickness
...So, not only does the comfort and luxury of typing for the Remarkable 2 come at a very hefty price, but it also comes at a very hefty addition of weight, and very hefty addition of width for the entire package... Watch quote in video
🤔 🎭 Limited template compatibility
...The typed content is not going to match all of the templates. And they do say so... Watch quote in video
🤔 🔧 Limited typing system shortcuts
...there's no way to kind of navigate through the system using the directional keyboards and things like that... Watch quote in video
🤔 ✏️ Can't adjust width of text
...There’s no way for us to actually adjust the width of the typed paragraph... Watch quote in video
🤔 🚫 No auto-wake up or auto-sleep
...“…auto sleep and auto wake up function, unfortunately, is still not going to be an option... Watch quote in video
🤔 🚚 Mishandled launch and availability
...There's zero reason to do things that way. If Remarkable knew, and they had to know at some point, that there's going to be a manufacturing or delivery delay...
🤔 🔦 No caps lock indication
...there's no caps lock indication at all, and even though there's no LED here... but a simple overlay... would be a normal, you know, thing to have, but we don't have that... Watch quote in video
🤔 🧷 Fewer safeguards for the pen
...doesn't have any kind of safety safeguards to keep that pen in place... Watch quote in video
🤔 📉 Fragile potential over long term use
...that might be prone to failure after a very extended period of time... Watch quote in video
🤔 🕘 Limited keyboard and hand interaction
...but the failsafe mostly works... while I was writing down there, my writing position means that my keyboard and my workable is going to say, yoo-hoo... Watch quote in video
🤔 🚫 No cancel order option during delays
...allow people to actually cancel their orders and get their money back if they choose to do so, which is, to my knowledge, not something that you can do at the moment... Watch quote in video
🤔 💻 Needs 3.2 firmware to function
...the type folio keyboard. So, that's something that you have to do out of the gate. You can't use it unless you have 3.1... Watch quote in video
🤔 🤑 Hard to justify at $200 price point
...Is it worth $200? Nope. But what can you do? I mean, if there's no alternatives, there's nothing you can do... Watch quote in video
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Review by Good e-Reader
Sentiment: Somewhat positive
The Remarkable 2, despite its lack of modern features, remains an unparalleled note-taking device with impeccable software updates and a streamlined, distraction-free experience. Watch review
...Remarkable excels at note-taking... Next quote
Remarkable 2 in 2023: Has It Stood the Test of Time?
13:51
7 Mar 2023
✍️ Excellent note-taking experience
...The Remarkable excels at note-taking, it in fact is one of the best note-taking experiences on the market... Watch in video
✏️ Innovative pencil with tilt functionality
...The biggest thing that stands out to a lot of people is the pencil. They started it. They allowed you to do this, tilt. You can tilt the pencil and it actually changes the way it looks. Just like a pencil... Watch in video
🔄 Versatile erasing options
...You have different choices when it comes to eraser, you can do erase, eraser selection, in which case you select an area and it'll erase that... Watch in video
🎨 Variety of pen tools and styles
...You do have a bunch of different pens, mechanical pencil, calligraphy pen, and they all kind of do what they're supposed to do... Watch in video
🌐 Frequent software updates
...But Remarkable has stood true, releasing update after update, further refining the note-taking experience... Watch in video
📜 Layer functionality for enhanced notes
...Layers is really cool. You can add a ton of layers, including a template layer...and then you accidentally erase it...No, it only affects the layer you are working on... Watch in video
🖥️ Dedicated, distraction-free design
...No other manufacturer or model has withstood the test of time as good as Remarkable...based off of higher quality software, streamlined functions, and distraction free experience... Watch in video
🎉 Innovative keyboard accessory
...They've added a keyboard, and we're not talking the text keyboard...they've actually made a keyboard, which is a brand new product right here... Watch in video
📱 Smooth cloud integrations
...Over here, now this is where a lot of the things happen with the Remarkable Connect portion of it, and we're going to show you that when we do the comparison... Watch in video
📈 Expanded storage capacity
...They've actually expanded the storage. Yes, they freed up more for you to use for your new unit... Watch in video
🔄 Undo and redo functionality
...If you press undo, it'll do undo...and redo to bring it back... Watch in video
🤔 😔 Competes poorly with modern tablets
...All things that the Remarkable 2 just can't compete with... Watch quote in video
🤔 🎧 Lacks audio features
...The biggest thing that stands out to a lot of people is the pencil. They started it... Watch quote in video
🤔 💡 No glow light feature
...Despite the fact that it lacks a lot of fundamental features like audio and glow lights and things like that... Watch quote in video
🤔 🛒 No marketplace or bookstore
...There's no marketplace, there's no bookstore, there's really nothing there... Watch quote in video
🤔 📚 Limited eBook functionalities
...It's arguable that the eBook is really an eBook reader because really it shares a lot of the same palettes and functionality from notebooks... Watch quote in video
🤔 🖋️ Pencil feels less paper-like compared to competitors
...Unfortunately, it isn't. That would be to the helm of the Fujitsu and the Remarkable 1... Watch quote in video
🤔 📋 Requires subscription for enhanced features
...Connect is a service where you have to pay a monthly plan to enable features from different tiers back onto your Remarkable in order to use them... Watch quote in video
🤔 🎛️ Keyboards' navigation is limited
...Unfortunately, even though it's plugged in, the keys don't do anything... Watch quote in video
🤔 💽 Minor storage increase with updates
...Yes, they freed up more for you to use for your new unit... Watch quote in video
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Review by MorningCoach
Sentiment: Somewhat positive
Despite facing some competition and criticism over the years, the ReMarkable 2 remains an excellent, reliable notebook replacement that I wholeheartedly recommend for dedicated note-taking purposes. Watch review
...A piece of art in your hands.... Next quote
ReMarkable 2 - Long Term Review (3 Years!)
8:33
3 Mar 2023
✏️ Best note-taking app for its purpose
...This is a notebook replacement. That's it... Watch in video
🖊️ Comfortable stylus experience
...Stylus works real well... it does give you a pretty good writing feel. And I actually enjoy writing on it... Watch in video
🔋 Excellent battery life
...As far as battery life long term, batteries held up real well over the past three years... Watch in video
🖌️ Artistic design and build quality
...I do feel that this is a piece of art. I love this device... Watch in video
🗂️ Easy and clean software interface
...As far as the software goes, it works well, fast and clean... Watch in video
🧳 Great folio for protection
...The Folio is, I think, the best Folio in the market. Feels like leather... Watch in video
🧐 Specific focus on note-taking
...Again, if you're just looking for a note taker, somebody that wants a single use device... this is the way that you want to go... Watch in video
👐 Active and helpful customer service
...Great customer service with Supernote... Watch in video
🤔 ⚠️ Limited functionality beyond note-taking
...It is specifically designed to replace paper, and that's created a lot of controversy... Watch quote in video
🤔 🛠️ Fragile build quality
...The issue is when it what comes to it is that it is a little fragile... Watch quote in video
🤔 💰 Costly nib replacements
...The nibs last about a month to a month and a half each. So you are going to be changing these nibs out... Watch quote in video
🤔 📧 No email or web browsing capabilities
...It's not going to check your email and it's not going to browse the Internet. There's not a lot going on here... Watch quote in video
🤔 💸 Subscription model backlash
...They got hammered really hard. In fact, they lowered the price. I think it's $2.99 a month now to back up your data and stuff... Watch quote in video
🤔 📱 Competitors with more features
...The Note Air is the same size. It does a lot more to it... Watch quote in video
🤔 🔋 Battery management required
...I do let it decharge once in a while. I don't keep it on the charger all the time... Watch quote in video
🤔 🤖 Basic software functionality
...It works again for note taking. That's what it's for. That's what you're going to use it for... Watch quote in video
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Review by UH Studio Design Academy
Sentiment: Mixed
The Remarkable 2 is a valuable tool for architects and designers seeking a digital sketchbook and note-taking experience, but it should complement rather than replace an iPad, especially for tasks requiring finer control and PDF markups. Watch review
...Is this the sketchbook replacement we've waited for?... Next quote
An Architect's Review of the Remarkable 2 tablet. True sketchbook alternative or a gimmick?
13:35
25 Jan 2023
📚 Great for studying and referencing PDFs
...For studying, these are excellent devices because you have access to PDFs and your notes and on PDFs you can take notes... Watch in video
✍️ Excellent sketchbook and notebook replacement
...For digital sketchbooks and notebooks, it's a really good device, especially since you can hold that many different notebooks and sketchbooks all inside of here... Watch in video
🖊️ Realistic writing and sketching experience
...The experience of writing on this with the stylus and the micro-textured surface is really good, it's almost like writing on paper... Watch in video
📤 Easy sharing capabilities
...Sharing is actually a big one. So you can share parts of notes, it has handwritten recognition, so it's actually quite good for sharing... Watch in video
✂️ Useful for copying and resizing sketches
...There are some primitive tools to copy an area and then paste it somewhere else...you can also rescale things as well... Watch in video
📝 Variety of background templates
...“There are loads and loads of background templates to choose from, which can aid in the design process.”... Watch in video
🖥️ Desktop and mobile apps for versatility
...Well, it's got apps for desktop and for mobile devices. As the software matures, those apps are getting a little bit more useful... Watch in video
🔄 Good cloud service for syncing notes
...Connect will make a lot more sense once there's this whole ecosystem because then it becomes a service that you pay for, for the syncing features... Watch in video
🤔 😩 Battery issues in Remarkable 1
...The battery on this thing only lasted. The battery isn't just bad on the Remarkable 1, it is horrible... Watch quote in video
🤔 🖋️ Inconsistent pen pressure sensitivity
...When you press on the pen, you have to press a little bit more so it doesn't pick up maybe the first 10% from light to starting to pick up heavy and then the lines are more or less the same... Watch quote in video
🤔 ✏️ Pencil tool lacks smooth gradient transition
...Going from an upright position to an angled position, there is a very kind of hard switch, which happens at around maybe 45 degrees... Watch quote in video
🤔 📧 Basic sharing features
...But to be fair, these days everybody's gotten used to getting emails with a photo of a sketchbook, so even the sharing is not that special compared to having sketchbooks... Watch quote in video
🤔 🌐 Laggy interface with touch gestures
...The interface is a little bit laggy with two fingers... Watch quote in video
🤔 💡 Lack of opacity adjustment for PDF markups
...Within the Remarkable, there's no way to turn the opacity down of a page... Watch quote in video
🤔 🎨 Limited sketching and drawing capabilities
...This doesn't have that and that's definitely not a replacement... Watch quote in video
🤔 🚫 Not a full replacement for an iPad
...For me, this does not replace an iPad for architects and sketching in any way whatsoever... Watch quote in video
🤔 💸 High overall cost
...On paper it looks very cheap, but then you have to add the marker and the folio. And then the marker is, I think the base one is like 79 pounds, euros, dollars... Watch quote in video
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Review by Brian Frey
Sentiment: Somewhat negative
While the reMarkable 2 offers an unparalleled note-taking experience that comes closest to writing on paper, its limitations and high cost make it difficult to justify over more versatile and cheaper alternatives. Watch review
...It's a glorified notebook.... Next quote
reMarkable 2 tablet review: worth it in 2023?
5:45
9 Dec 2022
✍️ Closest experience to writing on paper
...The Remarkable 2 is amazing, and it is the closest a tablet has ever come to truly feeling like writing on paper... Watch in video
⚡ Low latency
...And the latency is very low here, so it doesn't feel glitchy at all... Watch in video
💡 No distractions
...There's no apps or notifications to distract you here, and I actually really like that... Watch in video
📄 Lightweight and portable
...It's light, it has great battery life, and it'll allow you to take an unlimited amount of notes that you can store and access with the cloud... Watch in video
📚 Supports PDFs and eBooks
...Oh, and you can download PDFs and eBooks as well... Watch in video
🤔 💸 Too Expensive for What It Offers
...The Remarkable 2 is a glorified notebook that costs as much as an iPad... Watch quote in video
🤔 💰 Additional Cost for Full Functionality
...This thing is $300, which is the same price as a base iPad, practically... with a leather case and this upgraded pen that has an eraser functionality on the back was $600... Watch quote in video
🤔 🌐 Poor Integration with Leading Note-Taking Providers
...My biggest gripe with this device is that it can't sync with any of the leading note-taking providers, and that includes Evernote, where I have my entire note library stored... Watch quote in video
🤔 💵 Requires Paid Subscription for Cloud Sync
...In order to integrate, you have to sign up for Remarkable's cloud storage solution, which is three bucks a month... Watch quote in video
🤔 📄 Inefficient Syncing Mechanism
...It's gonna make a second copy of that document, and then you wanna download it again, it makes a third copy and so on, which is maddening... Watch quote in video
🤔 🌙 No Backlight
...It also does not have a backlight... which seems like a really big miss for a device that is supposed to be used for professionals... Watch quote in video
🤔 📏 Smaller Than Expected
...This is smaller than your standard sheet of paper, smaller than a college notebook... Watch quote in video
🤔 🖋️ Pen Tips Wear Out Quickly
...I've been using this pretty lightly for about a week, and it has worn down noticeably... I would wager a guess to say that this pen tip would wear out for me with about two to three weeks of moderate usage... Watch quote in video
🤔 💵 Extra Cost for Pen Tips
...Remarkable gives you eight of these pen tips that you can swap out once you run out. But after that, they're gonna cost you, I think it's 20 bucks for another pack... Watch quote in video
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Review by Brandon Boswell
Sentiment: Somewhat positive
The reMarkable 2 is the premium, minimalist eInk tablet that excels in delivering an unparalleled writing experience, though its simplicity may leave multitaskers wanting more. Watch review
...The iPhone of E-ink tablets.... Next quote
reMarkable 2 — eInk Tablet Review (Late 2022)
15:43
5 Oct 2022
✍️ Ultra-low latency handwriting experience
...This device has amazingly low latency, the best of all the three devices that I've tested... Watch in video
🎨 High-quality build and premium feel
...It's clear that the Remarkable team spent a ton of time thinking about the details. It honestly feels like what Apple would build if they built an E-Ink tablet... Watch in video
📱 Highly stable and snappy software
...Everything about the software feels snappy and responsive, from changing pages to changing whole notebooks... Watch in video
🖊 Excellent companion app
...In my opinion the Remarkable has the best companion app of all of the e-ink tablets... Watch in video
📂 Simple and intuitive UI
...When you open the device, you'll have a single list of documents... Everything on your device is all right there... Watch in video
📝 Most realistic experience of writing on paper
...In my opinion has the most realistic experience of writing on actual paper... Watch in video
⚡ Quick synchronization
...The synchronization is very quick and honestly just works. I never really have to wonder whether it’s going to synchronize... Watch in video
📏 Good templates for productivity
...The templates that come pre-loaded on the device are great. They are so great that I've even emulated them on both the books and the SuperNote when I use those devices... Watch in video
🛠 Community-supported hacks available
...For my particular device, I use the DDVK hacks, which are a patched firmware that adds in a bunch of missing tools and features from the Remarkable UI... Watch in video
🔄 Gesture support available via hacks
...It gives you gesture support for a number of things that in my opinion should be in the software out of the box but aren’t... Watch in video
🤔 😞 Lacks essential connectivity features without a subscription
...I didn't like their business practice of charging for connectivity tools like connecting to Google Drive or screen sharing... Watch quote in video
🤔 😢 High cost for essential accessories
...They make it look like you can get the device for $259, but then when you add the $129 stylus, you're still looking at almost $400 at checkout... Watch quote in video
🤔 📏 Lack of anti-aliasing in handwriting
...I want anti-aliasing for my handwriting. Remarkable. Just do it... Watch quote in video
🤔 🖊️ Stylus issues with non-Remarkable pens
...I don't like that they don't let you use the eraser buttons from other stylus... Watch quote in video
🤔 🕰️ Minimal software updates and features
...I think there's been two bug fixes in that time, and that's about it... Watch quote in video
🤔 💡 No backlight for night-time use
...There's no backlight on this device. That means if you want to be able to read in bed, you're going to have to bring your own lamp or book light... Watch quote in video
🤔 🛡️ Sensitive to magnetization
...The screen is sensitive to magnetization. When I first got the device, I thought it had a bad digitizer because my pen stroke would separate from my stylus... Watch quote in video
🤔 📝 Limited customization for notes
...I wish I could create presets for my pens and then keep them on my dock... Watch quote in video
🤔 🌐 No background syncing
...I wish my notebooks would sync to the Remarkable Cloud in the background. Right now, I have to go home on the device to get them to sync... Watch quote in video
🤔 🚫 Limited eraser functionality
...I wish I had a lasso stroke eraser like on the books or the Supernote... Watch quote in video
🤔 ✏️ Too minimalistic at times
...The device is minimalist and I like minimalism, but at times it's a bit too minimalist... Watch quote in video
🤔 📚 Inferior reading experience
...It's not a great reading device. My Kindle does better in that it's waterproof and has a backlight... Watch quote in video
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Review by Robin Waldun
Sentiment: Mixed
The Remarkable 2 is a useful, though pricey, tool for literature students who prioritize digital note-taking and PDF annotation, but it falls short of delivering a truly paper-like experience and overall versatility compared to an iPad. Watch review