The Onyx Boox T68 Lynx is the very latest e-reader to hit the market and is fairly compelling with its open Android concept. One of the primary benefits of this ultramodern reader is the ability to read in the dark and have control over the illumination settings. Unlike smartphones and tablets, the light does not shine in your eyes, instead its evenly distributed across the screen via LED lights on the bottom of the bezel. Today, we give you a very accurate nighttime reading test to gauge whether or not this competes against the Kindle Paperwhite or Kobo Aura.
The front-lit display on the T68 was surprisingly excellent. It had very even light distribution, which makes it way more viable than the Nook Glowlight or 1st generation Kindle Paperwhite. It really gives Kobo and Amazon a run for their money with the clarity of the screen and pure whites. Most e-readers have a pale blue hue to their front-lit technology, Onyx seems to have solved it.
One of the drawbacks of the illumination system is that you cannot control the various brightness levels within apps. You can only customize the settings on the main home screen or within the stock e-reading app. You can only turn it off and on by pressing down on the center button for two seconds.
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.