Onyx Boox C67ML Android eReader is a $129 Paperwhite Competitor

Onyx Boox C67ML Android eReader is a $129 Paperwhite Competitor e-Reading Hardware Never one to put all their eggs in one basket, Onyx has quietly shipped an OEM version of the AfterGlow 2, that mid-priced ereader launched earlier this month in partnership with Arta Tech.

The Onyx Boox C67ML is in many ways identical to the AfterGlow 2, only it costs less and comes with less bloatware. My competitor found this ereader a few days ago on Banggood.com, a Chinese retailer.

The C67ML runs Android 4.2 on a dual-core 1GHz CPU with 512MB RAM and 4GB internal storage. It has a 6" Pearl HD E-ink screen with frontlight and touchscreen, and it also has Wifi, audio, and a microSD card slot - just like the AfterGlow 2.

Just about the only way the specs for the C67ML differ from the AfterGlow 2 is that the latter lists a slightly faster CPU, comes with several apps which I would not want anyway, and explicitly mentions that it ships with Google Play. The AfterGlow 2 is listed as being about 40 grams lighter, and it comes with TTS software from Ivona.

Both devices run the same stock reading app on the same version of Android, and they come with a similar suite of apps. All in all, the two devices are similar enough that I would bet they are the same device, just with slightly different software. Oh, and one costs $40 less and comes with a case.

Needless to say, I think the model sold by Banggood.com is a good value. If I weren't already overloaded with review units, I would get one and play around with it.

The Boox C67ML is the third Onyx  ereader to launch in the past month, and the second to launch and ship from China. For a market which I thought was on a downward turn, that is a rather fast launch rate.

 

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11 Comments

  1. Guillaume Jay28 November, 2014

    I just ordered a Paperwhite 2 !

    I’d really like an android reader (mostly to use Pocket ), but I’m still worried about the battery.
    According to Bangoo T62’s battery is 3000mah, c67ml is 1700..

    Reply
    1. Nate Hoffelder28 November, 2014

      That could explain the difference in weight. Good catch.

      Reply
  2. Adam Kaczmarek - Arta Tech1 December, 2014

    Nate,

    please note that this product’s price did not include tax, and is shipped from China. So… is it really cheaper? 😉

    Btw. No Google Play, no Ivona Text-to-speech.

    Reply
    1. Nate Hoffelder1 December, 2014

      It’s cheaper for me. And since my T68 Lynx doesn’t have Ivona either, I don’t see how the lack of it matters here.

      Reply
      1. Adam Kaczmarek - Arta Tech1 December, 2014

        Onyx BOOX Lynx features IVONA TTS. Did you remove voices?

        Reply
        1. Nate Hoffelder1 December, 2014

          It gets deleted when the firmware is reset.

          Reply
          1. Adam Kaczmarek - Arta Tech1 December, 2014

            Did You contact Customer Service @

          2. Nate Hoffelder1 December, 2014

            I was exchanging emails with you at the time so I’m pretty sure Arta tech knew about it.

  3. JOHN13 January, 2015

    How would the use of battery in this model?

    Reply
  4. Carlos10 February, 2015

    I think, battery life is a weak side of the Boox 67. It´s last no more than 20 hours reading. and need 5 hours to recharge.

    Reply
  5. […] Banggood is now listing a new version of the Onyx Boox C67ML. This ereader launched last November with a Pearl E-ink screen and 4GB of storage, but the new model has a newer screen and additional […]

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