The TCL Nxtpaper 10s aims to reduce eye strain via reduced blue light

TCL Nxtpaper 10s tablet

The impact of blue light is a concern among some folks who spend many hours using screens, and it’s something affordable tech company TCL aims to address with the Nxtpaper 10s tablet.

Billed as offering a “paper-like” reading experience, the 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 lower blue light by 73%, with a focus on retaining natural colour representation. This technology won the 2022-23 Best Product In Tablet Innovation award from the Expert Imaging and Sound Association in Europe.

Available in Ethereal Sky and Dark Gray colours, the Nxtpaper 10s is compatible with Android 12, runs on an Octa-core 2.0-1.5GHz processor, and includes 4 GB of RAM along with 64 GB of internal storage, which can be increased via a MicroSD card. Aimed at younger users for the school environment, the tablet can function as a makeshift laptop when paired with an optional Folio Keyboard, plus onboard Wi-Fi and Bluetooth functionality.

TCL Nxtpaper 10s tablet with keyboard
The TCL Nxtpaper 10s tablet when paired with an optional keyboard.

In explaining the device’s inspiration, TCL quotes Optometry Australia’s 2022 Vision Index Report, which found that 88% of participants experienced sore or tired eyes when using work devices. Meanwhile, recent research indicates blue light radiation from light sources such as LEDs may be detrimental to our health, including interrupted sleep patterns.

“The TCL Nxtpaper 10s arrives at a time when Australians are more concerned than ever about the impact of screen time on their eye health and we know we are offering a unique tablet solution for all Australians focused on work, entertainment and learning,” said Joseph Corrente, Channel Manager for TCL Communication Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands.

Out now for $499, the TCL Nxtpaper 10s is sold by Big W, Target, Mobileciti and various online retailers.

With a claim of a paper-like display, TCL’s tablet might also be an eReader alternative to the Kindles and the Kobos of the world. Its $499 price tag puts it slightly below the new premium Kindle Scribe, making the Nxtpaper 10s a potential option if you want more than just an eReader.

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