Onyx Boox is emulating a growing number of e-Reader companies to adopt a new frontlight. The i62HD Firefly allows superior resolution via its touchscreen e-ink Pearl display. This device is poised to offer competition on the European front alongside Bookeen.
The i62HD Firefly features a six inch e-ink Pearl display with a resolution of 1024×758 Pixels. Like most current generation e-Readers it has IR touch for high procession while interacting with the touchscreen. Underneath the hood to boost performance is a EPSON’s controller chip, for a brighter screen and higher contrast.
This device really caters to readers who download tons of content from the internet and make purchases from other stores. It will easily handle PDF, EPUB, FB2, TXT, HTML, CHM, Mobipocket (Non-DRM), DOC, CBR, CBZ, PDB, JPG, PNG, BMP, TIFF, MP3, etc. Unlike previous models issued by Onyx Boox, this new device now supports Adobe DRM for both EPUB and PDF formats as well as DJVU.
The big selling factor is the frontlight technology that you see in the Kobo Glo, Cybook Odyssey HD, Nook Simple Touch with Glow and the Kindle Paperwhite. It seems more companies who are firmly entrenched in the hardware game are revising their product lines to incorporate the ability to read in the dark. If you look at the overall growing sales patterns with two million Paperwhites, 4 million Nook Glows and thousands of Kobo Glo sales, this new tech is creating a resurgence for dedicated e-Readers.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten 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.