This is the second E Ink phone BOOX released. The first one was called BOOX E43 and launched out in 2014 which I helped make famous here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTbkNld0sHE The new phone shown at CES 2020 features a 5.8″ E Ink screen with 300PPI. It also has a front light with adjustable color tones, an octa-core processor, dual speakers, a microphone, a front fingerprint, and dual camera lens on the back, dual SIM card slots, or one SIM card and one SD card.
Other Onyx E Ink products are BOOX Max3 and BOOX Note2. BOOX Max3 features a 13.3” large E Ink screen, Octa-core processor, Android 9.0 OS, OTG support, 5GHz Wi-Fi, while BOOX Note2 has similar specs and a 10.3” display with front light.
BOOX also introduced the new firmware 2.2.2 they just released. There were a lot of great new features for its eReaders, such as full-page translation, scribbles on nearly all ebook formats, optimized user interface, and so on. Inspired by the users’ feedback and advice, BOOX gets a great number of ideas and launches a new firmware update for its eReaders every three to six month.
Onyx presents the new 10.3″ Note2 with Qualcomm Octa Core ARM Cortex-A53 platform, responsive, with front-light, battery effecient, probably the most optimized and the most advanced E Ink notepad in the world at the moment. And the new 13.3″ Boox Max3 also thinner, lighter, also running on the Qualcomm Octa-core platform on an Android 9 base.
BOOX Max3 13.3″ E Ink Tablet available now for $859 at https://shop.boox.com/products/boox-max3?afmc=2a&utm_campaign=2a&utm_source=leaddyno&utm_medium=affiliate uses a Qualcomm Octa-Core CPU, 4GB RAM, runs Android 9, runs Apps, 2200×1650 resolution display, 4300 mAh battery, offers fingerprint authentication for security, with a 10% weight reduction (compared with Max 2) and 10% size reduction too, power button on the top after customers‘ feedback, flat screen using a PMMA filter will provide a friction-feeling such as the one we have when writing on paper, 64GB internal storage, MicroSD card reader for up to 512GB extra storage, synchronizing notes with the cloud (Dropbox, Evernote, OneNote) and a fast QR code fast doc sharing, Type-C port with OTG which can be used to connect a keyboard and mouse (which can be done over Bluetooth too) micro HDMI input to use as secondary device for a laptop or other device source. Max3 supports gray tones besides the black and white, split the screen showing 2 different files at the same time or 2 different pages of the same file, handwriting and speech recognition using the dual Mic rophones for a better speech recognition and an improved recognition of your handwritten notes and 5GHz WiFi too.
Here in Barcelona, Andreu Coll Onyx BOOX European Sales and Marketing Representative presenting some of the new firmware features such as the Speech recognition where the BOOX can convert said words in for example a meeting into digital text inside the BOOX note app. When in Side Notes feature, users can highlight word/s and look for the meaning on the Internet. E-Book Bookmarks can now be renamed. Text can be copied from Apps or Internet and pasted in the Note App text input. The the BOOX Sync users can bind their BOOX device with Evernote or Dropbox account for example and all notes can be synchronized and can be found and edited also from other device such as a smartphone or laptop. Also, users can download 3rd party Apps such as OneNote or OneDrive and also upload notes or download documents already on the cloud.
All the available BOOX devices are listed here:
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Also available in Amazon Spain, Italy, Germany, UK, France, Canada.
Users, fans and potential customers of BOOX can contact Andreu Coll directly here: firstname.lastname@example.org and he will also check and respond to comments here under the video.
BOOX shows their E Ink tablets/pads at the EDIX Japan Education conference. In this video, BOOX products and BOOX education system platform are introduced at EDIX Japan, these devices can be used in classrooms and are good for kids and adults since are eye-friendly, have a low power battery and weight less than carrying a bag full of books for the small kid.
7.8″ Onyx Boox Nova Pro, comes with 2GB RAM, 32GB Flash, color-adjusting frontlight, capacitive screen and Wacom stylus input with 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity. Resolution of 1872×1404. Availability will from around April for a price of around $280.
Onyx is showing all their new products at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Onyx Boox Nova is a 7.8″ E Ink e-reader with edge-to-edge glass, a brand new design, they present 2 different versions, one with a front-light and capacitive touch and the other with Wacom stylus touch, capacitive touch but no front light. The basic one with front-light is hitting the market around November 2018 while the other one with the Wacom stylus touch input comes early 2019 probably. Onyx also introuced Boox Poke, Poke Plus which are 6″ E Ink e-readers at the more affordable market segment. Then they also have the white colored 13.3″ Boox Max 2 Pro with 4GB RAM and 64GB Flash. This video was filmed at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Sandro Casiraghi presents https://www.padformusician.com/en/ based on the awesome Onyx Boox Max2 for a single or dual 97% of full A4 “like A4 paper” digital music notes reading experience, with a synchronized Bluetooth page turning pedal and Smartphone app. There are more than 1 million professional musicians in the world who potentially could benefit from this technology. This is made possible due to Onyx’s Android solution on their Boox E Ink e-reader platform, as this is enabled through Android. The two readers connect via Wi-Fi direct and the master reader connects with the pedal and Smartphone using Bluetooth. Thus far they have been reaching out to professional and amateur musicians to get their feedback. Onyx is bringing their whole E Ink e-reader range up to their new Quad-core 1.6Ghz ARM platform with smoother and faster page turns, faster and better Android support. Onyx shows some of their new 6″ e-reader designs including Boox Ligo, Boox Nova, Boox Poke that will come before the end of the year. While the 10.3″ Boox Note is awesome, it is probably not a large enough screen for the music reading market. The Boox 9.7″ Note S is newer and thinner and lighter too on their new faster platform too.
At CES 2018, Onyx is launching Boox Note, the nicest E Ink device yet, thin and light (320gr) 10.3″ 1872×1404 (227dpi) E Ink notepad e-reader to be shipping in February at $549 on Amazon (with a red limited edition for Valentine’s Day) and the Onyx Boox Max2 is a 13.3″ 2200×1650 (207dpi) E Ink notepad e-reader at 550gr in weight for sale now at $849 at Amazon.com (price to be $799) both run on a Quad-core ARM Processor, with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, very long battery life with a 4100mAh battery in both. The HDMI input is available on Max2 to use the 13.3″ E Ink display as a Computer monitor. Both come with WACOM stylus note input with 2048 levels of touch input for annotations, note taking, idea scribbling, pdf document scribble overlays, with 11 ebook formats supported, eventually that can be used for collaboration and productivity. Both run Android and any Android apk that runs on Android 6 can be loaded and used on these devices which run with 2GB RAM and 32GB Flash storage with a MicroSD slot.
After the previous videos that I recently filmed with Onyx showing their 1-month battery life E Ink ARM Powered laptop and their new upcoming amazing e-readers which you can see here. At Computex 2017, Onyx demonstrates some of their software features to come with their next generations of large E Ink display notepad reader devices, to come with new faster ARM chipsets (maybe the same new 64bit quad-core Marvell IAP140 ARM Processor which is also in the amazing new Sony DPT-RP1, I’m just guessing). Here their software for example can move and reduce the size of handwritten notes to fit more onto a page and nicely put it on lines for note taking. Onyx is aiming to bring their next generation amazing 10.3″, 13.3″ and 9.7″ devices with also their new software. Onyx is trying to bring in some big educational customers trying to optimize the hardware and software of large E Ink notepads for the education market.
Onyx unveils the world’s first 13.3″ Flexible high-resolution E Ink Carta device, for the first time shown to the public, with an amazing 2200×1650 resolution, fast handwriting for annotations and notes, beautiful rendering of A4 documents, pdf, epub and any other formats compatible with e-readers on Android. This is just one of the whole range of E Ink Carta devices shown by Onyx, they also have 6″ devices, 6.8″, 9.7″ and the 10.3″ device and the 9.7″ ONYX Typewriter that I also filmed in this other Onyx video, ONYX also shows that it will be possible to mirror or extend a laptop display (or any other HDMI source) onto an upcoming 13.3″ ONYX device and also ONYX has an amazing 9.7″ ultra-light device with capacitive buttons in the works featured at the end of this video.
Onyx Typewriter has up to 25 days battery life in use (up to 50+ days battery life in standby according to Onyx), it is the world’s first E Ink Laptop. The screen can be perfect to type texts outdoors, during the day in the sunlight, in the park, on your boat, on your balcony, on the beach, to get some natural sunlight while doing work! Of course the E Ink Laptop cannot replace your existing laptop, this is why a smart UI is going to be required. Onyx Typewriter runs Android so a smart app/instance could potentially make this great.
Onyx 10.3″ BOOX Buddy from Onyx (at 7min27sec in this video) is one of the most amazing E Ink devices that I have even seen, amazingly light, thin, the E Ink display is flexible! Flush with the bezels, has a digitizer annotations support and capacitive touch, extremely beautiful and check how quick the stylus input is, it feels nearly like writing with a pen on paper!
These new awesome Onyx devices are two of the coolest new devices in the world. Here are just two, but there is more (check my other Onyx video featuring Onyx BOOX Max Carta 13.3″ 2200×1650 Flexible E Ink device here) could enter mass production and be released in the months to come, when they can be perfected for release. Hopefully the price for these will be affordable, that might depend on the popularity and demand for these special E Ink displays, as the highest cost of these devices is the E Ink display and E Ink prices their displays cheaply only if the volumes are going to be big enough.
One of the potential segment for devices that I am quite excited about, is the E Ink based large screen connected stylus touch e-reader. Provided it gets the perfectly smart implementation, it can unlock a world of being more productive reading and annotating all kinds of texts, in all kinds of fields of study, professionalism, creativity and curiosity. Reading on an E Ink display has already been proven by Kindle to be an awesome experience. Make use of customized Android for E Ink devices, WiFi and Bluetooth, and the potential for this device can be really great and for me is quite exciting. This is the Onyx N96ML, a 9.6″ 1200×825 E Ink Pearl display with stylus touch and front light, running on the NXP Freescale i.MX6Solo Lite for E Ink, running Onyx’s advanced customized Android UI for E Ink. You can buy it for $379 at Amazon.com
Onyx shows the latest BOOX ebook reader series at HKTDC Fair.
Onyx Boox Max is an ebook reader features with 13.3’’ flexible E Ink display at 1600*1200 resolution, powered by freescale iMX6 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9, 1GB RAM, 16GB Flash on board, support up to 32GB micro SD card. It runs Android4.0, compatible with almost 3nd party Android apps, support up to 15 kinds TEXT format including PDF,DOC,TXT, HTML, EPUB etc, Pictures like JPG, PNG etc. It comes with a nice aluminum magnesium casing and electromagnetic touch support hand-writing, drawing, notes-taking by digital pen. The battery life up to 4 months with 4000mAH build-in battery. Suggest retail price around $700, start shipping around May 2016. Onyx also show Boox N96 features with 9.7’’ Eink display powered by freescal Imx6 runs Android 4.0, retail price around $400.
Onyx showing their new e-readers line called Boox. The new Boox readers come in different screen sizes. One of them has 6.8″ e-ink display with 1440 x 1080 resolution, is powered by Freescale i.MX6 and runs Android 4.0. Another one has a 9.7″ e-ink display with 1200 x 825 resolution that runs Android 4.0.