The blue light effect is a concern among some people who spend many hours on screens, and it’s something affordable tech maker TCL aims to address with its Nxtpaper 10s tablet.
Described as offering a “paper-like” reading experience, Nxtpaper 10s is a 10.1-inch tablet with a Full HD display that uses proprietary technology said to reduce blue light exposure. It uses 10 layers of protection designed to reduce blue light by 73%, while focusing on maintaining natural color representation. This technology was awarded Best Product Innovation in Tablets 2022-23 by the Association of Experts in Imaging and Sound Europe.
Nxtpaper 10s is available in Ethereal Sky and Dark Gray colors, is compatible with Android 12, runs on an octa-core 2.0-1.5 GHz processor, and includes 4 GB of RAM along with 64 GB of internal storage, which can be increased via a SIM card. Micro SD. Aimed at younger users in a school environment, the tablet can function as a makeshift laptop when paired with the optional Folio Keyboard, as well as built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth functionality.
In explaining the inspiration for the device, TCL quotes Optometry Australia’s 2022 Vision Index Report, which found that 88% of respondents experienced pain or tired eyes when using working devices. Meanwhile, recent research suggests that blue light radiation from light sources such as LEDs may be harmful to our health, including disrupted sleep patterns.
“The TCL Nxtpaper 10s arrives at a time when Australians are more concerned than ever about the impact of screen time on the health of their eyes and we know we offer a unique tablet solution for all Australians focused on work, leisure and learning,” said Joseph Corinti, Channel Director for TCL Communication Australia New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
The TCL Nxtpaper 10s are now selling for $499 by Big W, Target, Mobileciti, and several online retailers.
With a paper-like screen claim, TCL’s tablet may also be an e-reader replacement for the world’s Kindles and Kobos. Its $499 price tag puts it just below the new Kindle Scribe, which makes the Nxtpaper 10s a potential option if you want more than just an e-reader.
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