Onyx Boox 60 E-Reader Comes to U.S. via Dulin’s Books


Onyx International made a bit of a splash earlier this year at CeBIT with its Boox 60 ereader, featuring a 6-inch e-Ink display that supports onscreen drawing and writing, an integrated WebKit Web browser, integrated Wi-Fi connectivity, and support for a wide variety of file formats, including PDF (with reflwo and image support), ePub, PDB, HTML, Mobipocket, and more. Of course, one problem with the Chinese-made device was that it wasn’t available in the United States—until now. Dulin’s Books now has the device on sale—although the $349 price tag may steer prospective customers towards the less-expensive Kindle and Nook readers.

onyx-boox-2The Onyx Boox 60 features a 6-inch 600 by 800-pixel e-ink display, a Wacom digitizer for writing and drawing right on the screen with a stylus, and the device supports a wide variety of text and image formats: it’ll even handle images in PDFs and reflow their text—and it’s even play MP3s. The device has an integrated WebKit browser and Wi-Fi connectivity so users can surf the Internet from the device. Users can sideload data via USB, and the device features a 532 MHz processor, 512 MB of memory, and expandable storage via SD and SDHC cards.

Compared to other e-readers in the U.S. market, the Boox 60 has two major drawbacks: one is no 3G connectivity for downloading books or surfing the Web whilst away from Wi-Fi, and the other is the $349 price tag, which makes it more expensive that the Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader, or Barnes & Noble Nook, all of which offer more capabilities for lower prices. But folks looking for a simple Wi-Fi reader with a built-in Web browser might keep an eye on the Boox 60 and see if its price changes to put it more in line with similar offerings.


Xbox One adds mouse and keyboard support, levels playing field with PC

The latest system software update for Xbox One has added mouse and keyboard support. The support is limited to Warframe and Fortnite at the moment, with more games coming in November and December.

How to choose the best MicroSD cards for your smartphone or tablet

If you need some extra storage space and your device supports it, then a MicroSD card is an obvious place to start. Here, we look at what to consider and suggest some of the best MicroSD cards for your smartphone.
Digital Trends Live

Indiegogo’s CEO on how crowdfunding is going beyond fundraising

David Mandelbrot, CEO of Indiegogo, joins us on DT Daily to talk about how Indiegogo is changing its crowdfunding business to offer support and resources, which in turn would lead to more successful campaigns.

Pocket Casts adds more cross-sync, curation, and Siri Shortcuts

Pocket Casts is a pocket staple for many podcast fanatics. But it's about to get even better with the introduction Pocket Casts 7.0 that adds intelligent curation, Siri Shortcuts support, and a streamlined UI.

The world’s first 3D-printed titanium wheels are so intricate they look fake

HRE Performance Wheels and GE Additive have teamed up to create the world's first 3D-printed titanium wheels. They are not only impressively durable, but extremely lightweight as well.
Emerging Tech

Of all the vape pens in the world, these 5 are the best

Vaping concentrates has become significantly more popular, especially among those that use cannabis for medicinal purposes. But don’t use just any vape pen: we found these five devices to be our favorites in 2018.
Emerging Tech

This startup will sequence your entire genome for free — but there’s a catch

Want to get your DNA sequenced but don’t want to shell out the hundred bucks or so to do so? A new startup called Nebula Genomics offers you the opportunity to have it done for free.
Emerging Tech

DJI Mavic 2 Pro vs Mavic 2 Zoom: What’s the real difference?

DJI's Mavic 2 series drones are ready to fly -- but which one is right for you? The Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom are nearly identical save for their cameras. Here's what you need to know about these powerful new UAVs.
Emerging Tech

Here’s all the best tech gear and gadgetry that survived Shark Tank

The television show "Shark Tank" has churned out quite a few strange, interesting, and downright awesome products -- so we rounded up some of the best ones for your perusal. Enjoy!
Emerging Tech

Students who designed transforming smart home will compete in Solar Decathalon

Modular smart homes are all the rage, and now some students from Virginia Tech are putting their money on their FutureHAUS, a modular, solar-powered, transforming smart home they're taking to the Solar Decathlon in Dubai.
Emerging Tech

Hotter than the sun: Chinese fusion reactor claims breakthrough

China’s “artificial sun” has reached a temperature of 180 million ºF with a heating power of 10 megawatts -- six times hotter than the center of the sun. The achievement could mark progress towards fusion as a clean energy source.
Emerging Tech

Hope it doesn’t melt! Rocket to ISS carries vital supplies — including ice cream

A rocket has launched over Virginia's eastern shore, carrying supplies to the International Space Station (ISS). Inside the spacecraft are supplies for the ISS itself and the crew onboard, such as scientific equipment and food.
Emerging Tech

‘Super-Earth’ discovered orbiting nearby star

Astronomers have discovered a large planet circling a sun nearby to Earth called Barnard's Star. The potential new planet is thought to be cold and icy and has a size of around 3.2 times the Earth.
Emerging Tech

OSIRIS-REx spacecraft successfully tests its asteroid-sampling arm

The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, launched in September 2016, is closing in on its target of the Bennu asteroid. The craft has now unfurled its robotic arm, called the Touch-and-Go Sample Acquisition Mechanism (TAGSAM), and tested it successfully.