The Onyx Boox Poke 2 can be considered an entry level e-reader that runs Android and was designed specifically to read ebooks. All of the other products in the Onyx portfolio are e-notes that have a WACOM screen and an accompanied stylus to edit PDF files or to draw. Will you buy the Onyx Boox Poke2?
The Poke 2 features a six inch E INK Carta HD Display with a resolution of 1072×1448 with 300 PPI. Unlike the Poke Pro, this device features a fluish screen and bezel design, the screen is made of glass. It also has a front-lit display and an adjustable color temperature system for a candlelight effect. This is useful if you want to read at night.
Underneath the hood is an Octa-core 2.0 GHZ processor, 32GB of storage and 2 GB of RAM. It is powered by a 1,500 mAh battery and has a Micro USB port with OTG, so you can plug in accessories into the USB and they will work with no drivers needed. It also has WIFI 2.4 and 5HZ for blazeningly quick internet speed and also Bluetooth 4.1 for wireless accessories and a microphone for things like Discord chat or Skype Messaging.
Android 9.0 is the main selling point of this e-reader. You can easily install all of your favorite apps to read digital content. Onyx has optimized the Kindle app, where the animated page turns are gone, which increases performance and ensures a great reading experience. Whether you are into ebooks, comics, manga, magazines, newspapers or webtoons, the Poke 2 can handle all of this with ease.
Here at Good e-Reader, we still get numerous messages every day about people wanting to buy an entry level e-reader with no note taking functionality. The Poke 2 fit the bill, the company issues firmware updates on a regular basis, Android 9 will be relevant for 4-5 years and it is a great looking piece of hardware. It currently retails for $189.99 from the Good e-Reader Store.
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.