Onyx to Launch the Poke eReader, e-Music Score at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair

Thanks to a tip from a reader I am pleased to report that Onyx has revealed the new devices they will be showing off at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair in the coming weeks.

There are only a couple new ereaders in the brochure (PDF) beside the models previously announced, and that means we probably won’t be seeing much in the way of new hardware this year.

The brochure mentions the following existing models:

Onyx is also going to show off the e-Music Score, a device that is basically just a white Max 2 turned on its side and given more storage.

e-Music Score

  • CPU: 1.6GHz quad-core
  • Screen: 13.3″ Mobius Carta, 2200 x 1650 resolution
  • OS: Android 6.0
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Touchscreen: Wacom stylus, capacitive touch
  • Connectivity: Wifi, BT
  • Ports: microHDMI
  • Speaker, mic
  • Battery: 4.1Ah
  • Size: 325 x 237 x 7.5mm
  • Weight: 550 grams

The image in the brochure also shows little foot pedal page turn buttons, which is nice. It’s kinda weird, though, that the e-Music Score is shown in landscape orientation; sheet music is usually displayed in portrait orientation, so one would think that the digital version would follow suit.

Onyx also showed off a new 9.7″ ereader called the Onyx Boox Note S. It has a new OS, but an old low-res screen.

Note S

  • CPU: 1.6GHz quad-core
  • Screen: 9.7″, 1200 x 825 resolution
  • Frontlight: optional
  • OS: Android 6.0
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Storage: 16GB, microSD card slot
  • Touchscreen: stylus, capacitive touch
  • Connectivity: Wifi, BT
  • Ports: microHDMI
  • Speaker, mic
  • Battery: 2.8Ah
  • Size: 249 x 177 x 8mm
  • Weight: 380 grams


The other new device is the Onyx Boox Poke. At first glance this looks like a budget model, but it actually has better specs than the Kepler.

Onyx Boox Poke

  • CPU: 1.2GHz quad-core
  • Screen: 6″, 1448 x 1072 resolution with frontlight
  • OS: Android 6.0
  • RAM: 1GB/512MB
  • Storage: 8GB
  • Touchscreen:capacitive touch
  • Connectivity: Wifi
  • Battery: 2.5Ah
  • Size: 156 x 110 x 6.8mm
  • Weight: 146 grams

thanks, Hüseyin! 

Nate Hoffelder

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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.


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