Onyx Boox Max Carta eReader Doubles 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?


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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. 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.


  1. Lila Phillips17 April, 2017

    Terrific news! When, where, & how much?

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

    1. Nate Hoffelder17 April, 2017

      It ships next week, and costs anywhere from 670 euros to 800 euros.

  2. deng17 April, 2017

    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. Max18 April, 2017

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

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  5. Raymond Morris30 August, 2018

    The PadMu and the Gvido dual screen displays fr sheet music are very expsnsive. Can the Onyx Boox Max2 hold 25 Gb of PDF files? Does it have a 5 hour battery life? Can it be read in sunlight? Can its library tools isolate a bookmark within a selected PDF file? How much does it cost?


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