- Size (LWH): 7.64 inches, 0.35 inches, 5.2 inches
- Weight: 8.32 ounces
Onyx BOOX T68 LYNX - 6.8" E Ink ULTRA HD touch screen e-book reader with Google Play, Built-in light & IVONA Text-To-Speech. Powered by Android 4
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- Android 4.0.4 with Google Play - let's you access millions of apps and e-books e.g Amazon Kindle or Google Play Books*
- E Ink 6.8-inch ULTRA HD multitouch display with highest resolution yet (1440x1080) - makes text and images look sharper than ever before
- Powered by IVONA a world-class text-to-speech system - listen now on wireless Bluetooth speakers
- Improved battery life - up to 18 000 page turns**
- Next generation built-in light, read comfortably without eyestrain
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LYNX is the right choice for heavy readers. It allows users to install apps from Google Play Store. Customers can access content from different stores e.g: Amazon Kindle, Google Play Books, Google Play Newsstand, ComiXology; “Save for later” apps e.g Pocket, Evernote; RSS apps e.g: Feedly and more. With Google Play Books or Amazon Kindle apps you choose from millions of books*. Read online and offline, bookmark pages, highlight text, and add notes. You are always in sync on any device. The new E Ink® 6.8-inch ULTRA HD display with highest resolution yet (1440x1080) makes text and images look sharper than ever before. LYNX has Bluetooth 4.0 LE which enables you connect your wireless speaker and listen to e-books with IVONA Text-To-Speech. With Google Play Newsstand & Feedly* you can browse a wide selection of titles from cooking to cars, travel, style, sports and more. Add RSS feeds from blogs or news sites you like and enjoy them on a e-paper display. Create documents online and offline on LYNX with Google Docs or Kingsoft Office. Upload your files to Google Drive and access them on your e-reader*. Connect your wireless Bluetooth keyboard and edit with ease. IVONA a world-class text-to-speech system reads texts like humans. You get 3 out of the box voices - English, German and Polish. LYNX has a built-in light which enables reading books in complete darkness without intensive energy consumption and eyestrain. * Third-party applications may require additional actions e.g registering an account. Some functions may be limited for some regions. Third-party apps are supported by their developers, not Onyx. ** Based on 30 minutes of reading per day, with wireless off, front light on (LYNX: up to 18 000 page turns). Actual battery life may vary and depends on usage and other factors. Company names and or product names mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners and may be trademarks or registered trademarks.
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Enter the Onyx Boox T68.
It runs Android 4.04 (Ice Cream Sandwich) - not brand new, but supported by nearly all Android apps. It has Play Store, so it's easy to find and install what you want. With an E-Ink device, one needs to be aware of certain things. It's not designed for videos or games. It's sole purpose is text, though it can do a decent job on some graphics. Also, be aware that reading apps designed for "conventional" tablets won't work as well on E-Ink. You'll get that moment of jumbled text as you turn a page or scroll, because the apps aren't optimized for E-Ink. If you keep this in mind, your expectations will be realistic.
1) High resolution 6.8 in screen, as good as Kobo Aura HD
2) Ability to install apps from Google Play Store
3) Text-to-speech (through headphones or Bluetooth - no speakers)
4) Four eReader apps pre-installed
5) Light is fine and even, and can be adjusted or turned off.
6) Four eReader apps pre-installed
7) Ideal for some apps, like Logos Bible Software, Instapaper or Pocket
8) Relatively light and thin - thinner than Kobo Aura HD or Kindle Paperwhite
9) Some physical buttons, for you Nook Simple Touch fans - though you can use the touchscreen exclusively!
10) Bluetooth keyboard supported
1) Apps can't access external SD card, though the T68 can read eBooks from an external SD. Apps save to internal SD card.
2) few instructions - therefore, a learning curve. It takes some time to learn how to optimize your fonts and display quality.
3) Pre-installed eReader apps have limited settings and a few rough edges; install Moon Reader Pro!
4) More expensive than most eReaders
5) A little less "eye candy" than other eReaders; just a bit rougher around the edges
Who is the Onyx Boox T68 for? It's for the person who does a lot of reading on a device - not only eBooks but other text-intensive apps - but who finds conventional tablet displays tiring for the eyes. If you want to read only eBooks, there are less expensive options. If you want other reading apps on E-Ink, the Onyx Boox T68 can serve you well. I would have given it 4.5 stars, but that wasn't an option. Four seemed too low - therefore, five. It serves my needs admirably.
Edit (9/14/2014): this review was written not long after I purchased my first T68. Houston, we have had problems in the meantime. My T68 began to bootloop at random, until it became very frustrating, if not impossible to use it for more than ten minutes at a time. I returned it to Amazon. As Amazon had no more T68's at the time, I ordered a second one direct from Arta Tech in Poland. That one wouldn't even boot up at first. When it finally did, it, too, developed the bootloop problem. I had to return it to Poland, and I had to pay shipping. Very costly. Then, I ordered a third one (yes, third) from Amazon. This one works correctly. So, be aware that there are some quality control issues before you choose to buy.
What doesn't work?
The touch screen. It is so darn (un)responsive it mainly works as a giant 'button' to change the page while reading a document. The touch here is highly inaccurate. Many times you have to press the screen more than 2-3 times with your finger.
Another annoying thing is scrolling down or side to side. The text just starts running blurry, and you aren't able to determine when to stop scrolling (trial and error every time). Changing between high quality and high performance does not help this.
It seems the M-96 is a lot less broken because it uses the old Wacom technology with the e-ink which is tried and tested. Eventually some company will come up with a product using a forked version of android and a forked version of many of our favorite e-reader software packages (for e-ink). Until then, our options are limited.
Update: Try the Boyue T-62, it actually works! Much much better with the touch screen and a newer version of Android to boot.
Shy away from this product or wait for the T-69 (better number). Do NOT buy this if you think you will get lucky and maybe get a good product.
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