E Ink Monitor: Am I More Productive Living Without My iPad?

Andrew Folts
8 min readAug 9, 2023

August 8, 2023 — Color e ink is more relaxing, but is it good enough to replace my iPad for productivity?

Hello, my name’s Andrew, and I’ve been using a color e ink tablet called the Boox Tab Ultra C for the past two weeks.

I feel more relaxed and productive, but my iPad does a lot of things the Tab Ultra can’t and I don’t know if I can live without it, so by the end of this video I’m going to make a decision…

One of these tablets is staying on my desk, and the other is going on eBay.


Two years ago I ditched my iPhone for a minimalist phone called he Light Phone 2, and it worked so well that I ended up replacing my iMac with an e ink display called the Boox Mira Pro

…and while it was a bit awkward at first, the limitations of e ink were a small price to pay for the ten years of eyestrain, headaches, burnout, and social media addiction that literally vanished within two weeks of switching.



Andrew Folts

Author of 365 Comics. Writer, illustrator, and barefoot runner slinging minimalist hacks for creative rebels.