Onyx Boox Max Carta eReader Doubles a a 13.3″ Second Screen Monitor (video)

I am pleased to report that the Onyx Boox Typewriter is not the only new gadget Onyx is showing off at the Hong Kong electronics fair, nor was it the coolest.

When Charbax caught up with Onyx for the second time, he got a look at the Onyx Boox Max Carta. This 13.3" document reader was first announced only a few weeks ago, and this is the first time we have seen it in the wild.

It's a pretty cool device to begin with, but late in the video the Onyx rep shows that it is now twice as useful as it used to be. The Boox Max Carta can now double as a second monitor.

Enthusiasts have been pulling off this kind of trick since forever by hacking ereaders, but the first and only E-ink monitor was the Dasung Paperlike.

That device cost over a thousand dollars to start, and it was still retailing for $800 when it went out of stock.

Now it has a similarly priced competing device which also functions as a 13" E-ink Android tablet.

I think the Onyx Boox Max Carta just rendered the Dasung Paperlike obsolete, don't you?

 

About Nate Hoffelder (10619 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."

4 Comments on Onyx Boox Max Carta eReader Doubles a a 13.3″ Second Screen Monitor (video)

  1. Terrific news! When, where, & how much?

    Finally, an e-ink monitor! Perhaps no more computer eyestrain! Thank you!

  2. Dasung’s monitor has dedicated buttons for refresh and colour depth. Unless Onyx mimics their behaviour, it will be very inconvenient to use. It’s a general problem I’ve noticed in the videos, that having to use menus on Onyx devices’s screens really slows down a lot of interactions.

  3. A new Dasung product is coming in mai, let’s wait to compare!

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