The Chinese gadget retailer Banggood is now carrying a new C67ML model on its site. The new model looks essentially identical to the previous model, only now it has a 300ppi E-ink screen and costs about $20 more.
They’re calling it the C67ML Carta2, and it runs Android 4.2 on a dual-core 1GHz CPU with 512MB RAM and 8GB internal storage. And like its predecessor it also has Wifi, a microSD card slot, and a headphone jack.
And of course it has both a frontlight and a touchscreen, as well as the Carta E-ink display with a resolution of 1072 x 1448. The C67ML Carta2 is available today for $157, and the price includes both free shipping and a case.
Onyx has more or less updated the ereader by swapping out the screen. All other details remain the same, and that’s a shame because the page turn buttons could use some work.
As much as I love page turn buttons, this design just isn’t very usable. I’ve had similar buttons on previous Onyx ereaders, and I found that they were difficult to press consistently. I do wish Onyx would junk the design, rather than using it year after year, but that’s just me.