Onyx Boox T68 Lynx Now Available on Amazon for $199 (Video)


Onyx Boox T68

Here’s a bit of good news. One of the most interesting new ebook readers of the year is now available for purchase in the United States, and I just bought one so look forward to a review in a couple weeks.

The Onyx Boox T68 is now available on Amazon for $199 with free shipping. Onyx’s ebook readers aren’t typically sold in the US, so this is a nice surprise.

The Onyx Boox T68 has a lot going for it. It has a 6.8-inch E Ink Pearl display with a resolution of 1440 x 1080. That’s the same screen found on the Kobo Aura HD. And the fun doesn’t stop there. The T68 runs Android 4.0.4 and comes with Google Play onboard to install apps.

The T68 also sports physical page turning buttons, it supports audio, Bluetooth, and it includes a frontlight, microSD card slot, and Wi-Fi. It has 4GB of internal storage space and is powered by a 1GHz Cortex-A9 processor with 512MB of RAM. The touchscreen is capacitive, and it supports 2-points touch.

The Kobo Aura HD better watch its back because on paper the Onyx T68 has a lot more going for it.

The $199 price isn’t bad either, considering it’s being imported from Europe. The Kobo Aura HD sells for $169. Having to pay $30 more for all the upgrades isn’t as much as it could’ve been. If you buy the T68 from a European retailer and have it imported it’s more like $250.

The T68 has turned up in a couple of non-English video reviews. A new video review in English turned up this morning on YouTube showing the Kindle app and some other features in action. Take a look..

Review Onyx Boox T68 Lynx

6 Responses to “Onyx Boox T68 Lynx Now Available on Amazon for $199 (Video)”

  1. I look forward to your review. It would be nice to have one e-reader that I could use to read all my books from various retailers I purchase from.

  2. This has definitely peeked my Interest and can’t wait to see your full review on the device.

  3. Very tempted to order as well but I will wait for your review. Is it shipping already?

  4. I too will be interested in your review. I ordered one and it came today. it seems very “glitchy”. the play store kept going unresponsive as did kindle. note : you DO need a micro sd card. I installed only 4 apps: kindle, Nook, Evernote, and Overdrive. those used up almost every bit of storage on the device. be aware that Facebook isn’t supported but I did bookmark it on the very slow Web.

    the device is sluggish. temperamental. I may not keep it since I have lots of tablets. I thought one e-ink device would be fun. but so far, frustrating. (I’ll add that I know my way around tablets. I’ve had many many androids, kindles, nooks, and iPad.)

  5. This is not a tablet. It is for reading mainly. All e-ink readers have slow refresh. it is connected with screen. But it has one big advantage – it is similar to reading book – you would not see anything at night (without frontlight of course). it means it is friendly for your eyes if you read a book…

    I would like to see comparison between Boox t68, Kobo Aura HD (and maybe Kindle Whitepaper II but I more interested with 2 first readers)

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