Onyx has just released a brand new e-reader that is only available in China, it’s called the Boox C67. This new product is meant to compete against the Energy Sistem Slim, Kobo Touch 2.0 and the entry level Kindle.
The Onyx Boox C67 features a six inch display and uses e-ink Carta technology, which is great because all of the competitors are using Pearl, which is very dated by today’s standards. The resolution is somewhat respectable 1024 X 768. The one drawback is that there is no touchscreen, you have to navigate around with the D-Pad and turn the pages in e-books using the physical keys.
Underneath the hood is a 1.2 GHZ dual core processor, which for the units price of $73 US, likely does not employ a Freescale processor. This means there is no dedicated EPD controller, page turn speed and PDF support will suffer. Additionally there is 512 MB RAM and 8 GB internal storage and you can expand it further via an SD card. There is also a headphone jack, so you can listen to audiobooks and music.
I would not really recommend this e-reader. It does not have WIFI, a touchscreen, is not Adobe Certified and is only available in China.
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.