Announcement. Onyx Boox Da Vinci - a compact reader with a bitten-off Wi-Fi module

Photo Announcement. Onyx Boox Da Vinci - a compact reader with a bitten-off Wi-Fi module

"The model does not have built-in wireless modules and therefore can be used in situations where their presence is not desirable."

Onyx has announced Onyx Boox Da Vinci, a simple six-inch reader with a good battery, devoid of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules.

If you are reading these words, then I am sure that you have read the first paragraph of the news, which contains a quote from the official description of the device. Everyone can read between the lines. You know where (more precisely, who) is forbidden to have devices with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

As far as I can tell, Onyx Boox Da Vinci isis an almost exact copy of the 2020 Onyx Boox Volta reader. Only Wi-Fi was turned off. Well, Volta also has an old USB, Micro. And da Vinci has a new one, Type-C. The rest of the devices are identical.

Briefly about the characteristics. Before us is a classic compact reader.

The case is obviously plastic. No premium metal.

There is only one control button on the device - under the screen. This is "Back" (it is additionally responsible for turning on the backlight). The rest is controlled via the touch screen.

The screen is classic six-inch blackWhite, E-Ink Carta. With a low resolution by modern standards - 758x1024 (212 ppi). Branded lighting of the latest generation Moon Light 2 with adjustable color temperature.

Iron. The brand of the chipset has not been officially announced, but, most likely, the good old Rockchip RK3128 chip (born in 2014) is used. RAM is not very much - 512 MB. Flash drive standard, 8 GB. Plus there is support for memory cards.

The battery is capacious, 3000 mAh.

Distinctive contacts are visible on the back of the device. If this is not the mistake of the artist who drew the picture, then the contacts areOnyx Boox Da Vinci is starting to work with cases with Side Control technology. This is where the physical buttons for paging are placed on the case. Handy stuff, by the way. What is a bit confusing is the lack of mention of Side Control in the official description of the device.

And, alas, there is clearly no cover in the delivery set. Neither cunning with buttons, nor even the simplest. It will have to be purchased separately.

In Far Abroad Onyx Boox Da Vinci was priced at $189.99 (₽11700). How much will the reader cost in Russia? We'll find out soon. I hope ten thousand will fit in.

BasicsOther characteristics of Onyx Boox Da Vinci:

Greyscale, E-Ink, 6", 111 cm², 758x1024, 212 ppi, 16 colors, touchscreen, capacitive, multi-touch, backlit, E-Ink Carta, SNOW Field, MOON Light 2 HardwareRockchip RK3128
1.2 GHz, 4 x Cortex-A7, Mali-400 MP2 Memory RAM 512 MB, ROM 8 GB, Micro-SD Rechargeable Li-Pol, 3000 mAh Dimensions156 x 112.5 x 8.8 mm Weight160 g Cameras- Navigation? OSAndroid 4.4 KitKat USBType-C v2.0

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