Onyx has just announced the Boox e-Music Score and it has the same specs as the MAX2, except this model has 128 GB of storage space and a white housing instead of black. There is a new feature called auto page turning with piano rhythm, which makes me wonder if Onyx is developing their own foot pedal to connect up via Bluetooth.
The eMusic Score employs an E-Ink Carta E-Paper display with a resolution of 2200 x 1650 pixels and 207 PPI. The screen is sunken and does not have a frontlit display, but no large screen digital readers currently have one. There is both a capacitive touchscreen and a WACOM layer. This makes it really easy to navigate around the UI or simply flip the pages of an e-book with your finger. You no longer need to exclusively use the stylus in order to interact with the device, which is very compelling.
Underneath the hood is a 1.6 GHZ quad core processor, 2GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage and does not have an SD Card. It has a giant 4100 mAh battery, microphone, mono speaker and a 3.5mm headphone jack to listen to audiobooks, music or podcasts. This device is running Android 6.0, so it will support almost every app from Google Play, which is preloaded. It has dual band WIFI for quick internet access and can connect to every public or private network. The dimensions are 325/237/7.5mm and it weighs just under 550G.
There is no word yet on pricing or availability, but should be released by the end of the year.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.