Onyx Boox Kepler Pro with 300 ppi and Android Released

Onyx Boox Kepler Pro

Onyx has finally released their latest premium 6-inch ereader, the Onyx Boox Kepler Pro.

It was expected to get released over the summer but it got delayed so it’s good to see the Kepler Pro now showing up online.

Banggood has a new listing for the Kepler Pro that got added yesterday.

The downside is the price is quite a bit higher than it should be at $232.87 USD.

To put things in perspective you can get an 8-inch 300 ppi Kobo Aura One for $229 USD (actually it’s only about $200 USD after the conversion from CAD if you order it from Chapters.Indigo, even with shipping costs).

Banggood does have some ways to get discounts but even still pricing the Kepler Pro higher than the Kindle Voyage doesn’t make much sense.

As far as specs, the Kepler Pro has a 6-inch 1442 x 1072 E Ink screen with 300 ppi. It’s a flush glass screen and it has capacitive touch. There’s a frontlight, WiFi, Bluetooth, it has a 3000mAH battery, 16GB of internal storage space, 1GB of RAM, and a microSD card slot for expansion.

It runs open Android 4.0 and can install Android apps. It comes with built-in apps for ePub and PDF files, among other formats, including Adobe DRM.

The Kepler Pro has an aluminum casing and unique button placement with small keys along the edge on each side toward the top. The device is 7.5 mm thick and weighs 205 grams. It looks interesting despite the fact that Onyx is still clinging to Android 4.0 for some inexplicable reason. The Onyx Boox C67ML runs Android 4.2 and has the same 300 ppi E Ink screen, and it sells for a lot less at $145.

Kepler Pro

3 Responses to “Onyx Boox Kepler Pro with 300 ppi and Android Released”

  1. The power button is on the bottom? That might make it dicey to use a stand for reading. And what is with an aluminium back in the same color as the Nook Glowlight +? Things that make me go hmmmmmmm……

  2. Meh, I’m kinda over small-screen eink readers.

    If Amazon won’t give me something bigger and Kobo won’t sell theirs outside of a Canadian bookstore, looks like I’ll have to plan a trip to Canada.

    It’s a Muhammad and the mountain thing. (And no, President Trump, don’t send your alt-right goons after me, it’s a saying not a religious deal). Speaking of which, an extended trip to Canada is looking better these days, isn’t it?

  3. This unit is eveything that the Kindle isn’t. Open system for more flexability, more ram for quicker response on large content like PDF presentation, SD card implementation to carry 32 gb of storage, larger battery for longer charge when using the frontlight. Text reflow is fantastic and puts Kindle at a distant second. most users want and need these added values.