Onyx Boox Kepler Pro Now Available – Android, Carta E-ink Screen, $233

Onyx Boox Kepler Pro Now Available - Android, Carta E-ink Screen, $233 e-Reading Hardware First announced in late April and then shown off to the public in June, the Boox Kepler Pro is Onyx's answer to the Kindle Paperwhite.

It's a 6" ereader which runs Android, and now it is available online from Banggood - at a premium price: $233.

That is a little much to ask for this ereader. While it is several steps nicer than the Paperwhite, it's not $100 nicer.

Like many other ereaders, the Kepler Pro sports a 6" Carta E-ink screen with frontlight, a capacitive touchscreen, and a screen resolution of 1442 x 1072 (300 PPI).

The Kepler Pro weighs 205 grams and has an aluminum shell which was supposed to be waterproof, but I can't find any mention of that in the listing. Inside the case you will find Android 4.0 running on a 1GHz CPU with 1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, and a microSD card slot. There's Wifi, Bluetooth, and a 3Ah battery, but no audio.

All in all that is a nice ereader, but not nice enough to justify the high price.

You can get the 8" Kobo Aura One for about the same price (except it's not in stock right now). And digging around on Banggood reminds us that the Onyx Boox C67ML also has this screen, runs Android 4.2, and costs only $145.

Of course, the C67ML only has half the storage but that can be fixed by inserting a microSD card.

So what good is the Kepler Pro, then?

Banggood

 

 

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

4 Comments

  1. Rob10 November, 2016

    If this can access google play books, then it is Gooooood…. I’ve been looking for an e-ink display ereader that runs android so I can access all my play books for ages! Is there a better choice?

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  2. BDR10 November, 2016

    Kobo Aura One, it seems, is *always* out of stock on their site. Kinda makes you wonder why, doesn’t it?

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  3. Haesslich10 November, 2016

    It’s in stock in stores – Best Buy has it, Chapters / Indigo has it… just not in the Kobo site.

    I think they’re playing nice with their retail channels, given the upcoming Christmas shopping season.

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