Open Book: build your own eReader (soldering iron and a lot of patience required)

Developer Joey Castillo’s Open Book project is a set of hardware, software, and instructions for folks that want to build, customize, and write code for their own DIY eReaders. We first covered the project last year, when it was still in the early stages, and earlier this year the project won a contest that enabled […]

$190 Onyx Boox Poke3 is an Android 10 eReader with USB-C

The latest eBook reader from Onyx features a 6 inch display, an octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of eMMC storage, and an Android-based operating system. But those aren’t the features that set the Onyx Boox Poke3 apart from the previous-gen Poke2, which also matched that description. What makes the new model special is upgrades […]

Onyx launches two new E Ink tablets with 13.3 inch and 10.3 inch displays

Amazon may not make eReaders with screens larger than 7 inches, but a handful of other companies continue to do so – they just tend to be expensive, especially when they also pack features like pen support and lights with adjustable color temperature. The latest examples? Onyx has two new eReaders with large E Ink […]

Now you can buy an eReader with a color E Ink display (Updated)

After years of false starts, eBook readers with color E Ink displays are finally here. This year a handful of companies have introduced eReaders with E Ink’s new 4,096 color Kaleido display technology. And now you can buy one. The Onyx Boox Poke2 Color is available for $299. Update: Shortly after going on sale, the […]

$100 Kobo Nia has better specs than the $90 Amazon Kindle (and no ads)

The new Kobo Nia is an eReader that gives Amazon’s entry-level Kindle a run for its money. Priced at $100, the Kobo Nia costs $10 more than a Kindle. But it also has twice as much storage, a higher-resolution display, and Kobo also doesn’t put ads on the lock screen, which certainly helps level the playing field. You’d […]

HiSense Q5 is a 10.5 inch Android tablet with an ePaper screen

This week Chinese device maker unveiled a new line of smartphones with color E Ink displays. But they’re not the company’s only new electronic devices. The Hisense Q5 is a 10.5 inch tablet with a grayscale display, an octa-core processor, and Android 10 software. It’s expected to be available in China on June 10 for […]