New 6″ Onyx Boox Poke Now Available for $149

Onyx Boox Poke

The Onyx Boox Poke with a 6-inch 300 ppi E Ink screen and adjustable frontlight color has turned up for sale on Amazon at a reasonable price.

It’s not from Onyx’s official Amazon store but a different seller has the Onyx Boox Poke available for $149 with free shipping. But note the shipping date is a few weeks off so it probably ships from China.

Some of the details are wrong with the description at Amazon; you’re better off checking this Book Poke page on Onyx’s website for an accurate list of specs and features.

This is the basic Poke model, not the Pro version. But is still has decent specs with a quad-core 1.2GHz CPU, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage space.

It also has WiFi and Bluetooth, capacitive touch, and a frontlight with both warm and cool colors. The battery is listed as 2500mAh. The overall weight of the device is about 170 grams.

It runs an older version of Android (4.4) so it’s not going to be a very good option if you want to install Android apps, but Onyx’s built-in reading app is pretty solid and supports several formats, including PDF, EPUB, TXT, DJVU, HTML, RTF, FB2, DOC, MOBI, and CHM. Plus it supports Adobe DRM.

Onyx’s other devices have been updated to Android 6.0 so it’s rather odd that they’re still using their older Android 4.4 software on this model.

Onyx Boox Poke

5 Responses to “New 6″ Onyx Boox Poke Now Available for $149”

  1. I noticed an ebay seller from China has the Poke Pro listed for $185.99. Has Android 6 and 2GB ram. Have you tested this model?

    • No, I haven’t tested it because Onyx doesn’t sell it locally for some reason. Ordering ebook readers from China is inherently more risky because if it arrives defective or broken the cost of return shipping to China is astronomical, and most sellers won’t pay for it even it’s their fault. Of course eBay’s standard policy is to screw over sellers so you could probably get them to force the seller to pay return shipping if it comes down to it. Even when buyers lie and say something is defective when it’s not eBay takes their side 99% of the time and forces the seller to still pay eBay fees, PayPal fees, and shipping fees regardless. I know because I’ve been there. That’s why I refuse to sell anything on eBay anymore.

  2. i agree about the risk of buying from overseas. this seemed somewhat safer as you have the option of buying square trade coverage.

  3. I have the regular Poke bought from China. It’s a pretty solid device. It’s near 10th gen Kindle basic size with near-Voyage clarity and temp adjustable front light. It is also pretty quick, even the low spec one. My favorite feature and reason for purchase is font reflow, which can reflow even scanned PDFs so no zooming required.

  4. cool. thanks.