If you have the funds for an iPad burning a hole in your pocket and want to get an ebook reader then I have a deal for you. Arta Tech has announced that they have the latest Onyx Boox up for pre-order today, and they will be shipping after the 21st of July. Retail is 251 Euros plus taxes and shipping.
The Onyx Boox M96 Universe is the latest ereader to sport a 9.7″ Pearl E-ink screen. It runs Android 4.0 Jelly Bean on a 1GHz CPU with 512MB RAM and 4GB internal storage. And yes, it has Google Play, but I wouldn’t rush out and buy it just yet. Continue reading
Pocketbook’s 13.3″ ereader has been delayed again, and that’s a good thing. New reports are coming in today from Russia that Pocketbook has changed the design of CAD Reader. Continue reading
E-ink hasn’t had much luck making a color ebook reader screen which was worth buying but their latest color signage might have a better chance of success. The screen tech company debuted a 32″ color sign at Display Week 2014, and compared to E-ink’s 8″ and 9.7″ color screens it looks surprisingly good. Continue reading
Onyx has long been in the habit of launching their newest hardware in Russia first (and often times in Russia only) so it should probably come as no surprise that their first ebook reader with a 6.8″ screen first made an appearance there. Continue reading
If you thought Kobo was the only one with a 6.8″ ebook reader then you’re in for a shock. Charbax caught up with Onyx a few weeks ago at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair and got us our second look at the Onyx Boox T68.
This device, which I first reported on last October, runs Android 4.0 on a 1GHz Freescale CPU. It’s been under development for nearly a year now, and according to one of my sources it is just about ready to enter mass production (this confirms what is said in the video). Continue reading
The frequently leaked Tolino Vision ereader officially launched today in Germany.
At 178 grams and 8mm thick, this device is both lighter and thinner than its predecessor, the Tolino Shine, and it is going to be only the second ebook reader to feature E-ink’s newest Carta screen tech. Continue reading
Richard Palombo, writing over at eeevolution.it, has uncovered a couple images on a design website which may or may not be Pocketbook’s next ebook reader.
Few details are available on the Pocketbook Ultra, but according to the description this device has a 6″ Carta E-ink screen, frontlight, touchscreen, and a camera. This device also has page turn buttons on the rear of the case rather than the front, and the camera may or may not have an LED flash. Continue reading
Last summer Gajah (aka Oaxis, their consumer brand) unveiled a trio of smartphone cases which added E-ink screens to the back of the iPhone 5 and 2 of Samsung’s smartphones. As cool as these products may have looked, they suffered from an unfortunate limitation: they only worked with specific models.
Gajah is back again today with a new modular case system that overcomes this limitation.
Over the past year a number of gadget makers ranging from Alcatel to Pocketbook have debuted smartphone cases that added a secondary E-ink screen to a smartphone (there’s even a failed Indiegogo campaign to produce one). Out of all of those companies, only one has brought a product to market (so far).
Gajah is a Singapore based device maker which has extensive experience in designing ereaders and tablets. They have used that experience to quickly develop the InkCase, a line of half-shell smartphone cases. Continue reading
One company or another has teased us with the possibility of adding an E-ink screen to the back of a smartphone for nearly 10 months now but it looks like Gajah will be the first to get their product on the market.
This Singapore-based device maker was at Computex 2013 this past week, where they showed off a new line of smartphone cases that are going to add a 3.5″ or 4.3″ E-ink screen to the rear of an iPhone or a Samsung smartphone. The cases are expected to hit the Chinese market next month, with a European release in September. These cases are expected to cost $99 to $129. Continue reading