Hands On With the Onyx Boox Typewriter (video)
We just got our first look at the Onyx E-ink netbook I told you about earlier this week, and it’s even better than expected.
Charbax caught up with Onyx at the HK electronics fair this week, and he shot a video of onyx’s latest gadget.
The Onyx Boox Typewriter, as it is currently named, is an Android netbook convertible with a 9.7″E-ink screen. When plugged into the keyboard dock, you can use it like any netbook, but you can also remove it and carry it around like a tablet (it has a capacitive touchscreen).
According to what I was told by one of Onyx’s retail partners, the Onyx Boox Typewriter is still a prototype. Onyx is teasing it to see if there is enough interest to justify taking it to production. They’re also taking feedback on the design, so if you would like it with the new 10.3″ E-ink screen, now is the time to speak up.
Speaking of which, the second half of the video focuses on Onyx’s new 10.3″ device. It doesn’t have a price or release date yet, but we do know that its touchscreen uses an electromagnetic stylus.
Onyx has been getting away from that type of touchscreen on its latest devices, but it makes sense to use a stylus on such a large screen.