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Old 08-26-2012, 08:12 AM   #59
Danimus
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Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: CRO
Device: Onyx Boox i62HD, M92
I received my Onyx Boox i62HD 8 GB one week ago and this is my short feedback.
Since this is my first e-ink reader I will not compare it with other products but instead I will compare it with my expectations.

Specifications:
http://ereader-store.de/en/onyx-boox...oft-touch.html

Software:
Initial software was from April 2012 so I updated it with the latest software (Update-20120717) I downloaded from http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=183552 .
For update you need to have/buy micro SD card since it is not included.
Update contained new beta pdf reader with more options that the old one but it is missing some features and more about that you can check in this thread http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=187895 .
Software is stable and battery life is great. Software supports multiple formats that are usually not supported and this is really great addition.
Also you can download and play some games like chess and Sokoban – links are in this thread http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=164162 .
I hope that we will soon have a chance to test Android version of the software that is announced here http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=187849 .

Hardware:
Build quality is great. Screen is great and I also like side button keys layout since they are useful in all screen orientations. For audio you have Audio Out 3,5mm.
Here I’m missing built-in speakers and also I would prefer to have micro USB instead of mini USB port since I have micro on my phone and now I need to carry two different cables.

Reading experience:
Page turn is fast and pleasant and for page turn you can use side buttons or touch screen.
First of all I need to say that I’m reading mostly in a Landscape mode and all observations are for landscape mod.
For epub documents I’m using FBReader with font 22 and 100% line spacing.
For pdfs I’m using beta pdf reader and here I’m missing zoom that is between 200% and 300%. Also possibility for manual value of the zoom would be great. But if you are buying e-reader for reading pdf documents that my suggestion is definitely 9.7" screen e-reader.

Onyx Company:
Well. i62HD product is really great peace of hardware and software. Unfortunately I’m not able to say that for the manufacturer since I have a feeling that they are somehow lost on this global market. For example I was not able to find this model (i62HD with 8GB Storage) on their site http://www.onyxboox.com/ or http://www.onyx-international.com/en/index.html . Also if you check www.onyx-boox.ru/ you will see that on Russian market they have 7 different versions of i62.
Also new firmware needs to be downloaded from the forum site and you can newer tell if it is official software or not.
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