I just broke my first E-ink screen

The Bebook Neo is coming out soon, so I pulled out the loaner Onyx Boox I have in order to charge it. I wanted to be able to write a comparison of the 2 firmwares.

Much to my dismay, I discovered that the screen was broken. From the fractal pattern on the screen, I would say that it suffered classic impact trauma. This is rather interesting because I know for a fact that I never took it out of the case. I know for a fact that nothing hit the screen while I was using it. Also, there is a high probability that the problem was not the design of the Boox. Onyx has sold more than 10k units, and I'm the first to report a damage screen.

The only cause I can come to is that the screen broke while the Boox was protected by the case. Before you jump to a conclusion, let me tell you that I thought the case more than good enough. I wouldn't have used it if I hadn't thought it safe.

I'm left with the conclusion that current case design isn't enough to protect an ebook reader.

About Nate Hoffelder (11598 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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