About the company

The ONYX International company organized in 2006, is one of the leading producers of devices for reading electronic books. It realizes a full production cycle of these devices – from working out the design and the software to the conveyor assembly of the devices.

A distinctive feature of ONYX electronic books is use of modern E-Ink screens and original design of the models. All the devices have high-performance processors and powerful accumulators allowing one to use them up to a month in an autonomous mode. Some models have additional features, such as a touch screen function, possibility of the Internet connection through a Wi-Fi network, etc.

The products of ONYX International are exported into a number of the countries of Western and Eastern Europe, the USA and Singapore. According to the overall results in 2010, the products of Onyx International occupied about 15% of the Russian legal market of devices for reading electronic books. In February, 2011, the readers of ONYX BOOX became the first electronic books with E-ink Pearl displays oficially presented in Russia, in June, 2011, the first E-book with a 9,7 in. E-ink Pearl screen (ONYX BOOX M91S Odysseus) appeared in Russia.

ONYX became the first company in Russia and the third in the world who presented a device with E-Ink Pearl screens (ONYX BOOX A61S Hamlet), the first in the world produced a reader with a display having 12:1 contrast (ONYX BOOX M91S Odysseus), and also made the first-ever electronic book with a high resolution E Ink Pearl HD touch screen (ONYX BOOX A62 Hercule Poirot).

ONYX became the first company in Russia who presented in the market an electronic book with an HD screen and illumination (ONYX BOOX i62ML Aurora model). This model was acknowledged being the best device for reading electronic books presented in the Russian market according to the expert jury's version of the annual National Award "Product of the Year". More than once ONYX devices have received Russian and international awards in various nominations.

Now about 1300 employees work in the ONYX International company. Additional information about the company and their products can be found on onyx-boox.ru.

Onyx International Inc. is a leading Consumer Electronics Company dedicated to design, development, manufacturing, sales and marketing of E Ink (ePaper) devices that provide end users paper-like reading and writing experience. When Onyx first started up, it was just a tiny group with 6 core members from IBM, Google and Microsoft in 2008.

Through a long time observation, the CEO of Onyx, Kim Dan found that the myopia rate rose sharply in universities even in middle schools. The eye crisis was inevasible since the popularization of science in its electronic form was closely related to the rise and development of the Internet. The electronics has been playing a crucial role in modern society. On the other side, the PDF electronic format had replaced the status of printed paper for academic papers and journal articles in university. This phenomenon exacerbated the issue. For these above reasons, Kim Dan made up her mind to do something to change this situation.

On occasion, Kim Dan came across the amazing E-ink technology and saw this technology had the potential to balance the benefit of printed paper and electronics in a certain way. In such a way people could enjoy the convenience of electronics and keep away from eye harm. Finally, Kim Dan determined to explore the eReader industry for achieving the goal of better academic reading.

In 2009, one of the main-trend eReader brands BOOX, created and owned by Onyx, has enjoyed great popularity in the international markets from then on. The first eReader model A60 which featured a white appearance earned lots of reputation for Onyx. The features “portable, compatible and easy-to-use” were labeled on Onyx Boox.

For over a decade, Onyx has grown to an international company and expanded its business to over 60 countries of 4 continents globally. The Onyx Boox is not merely confined to reading documents, taking notes and scribbling are also feasible. Up to this year, Onyx joined several exhibitions to show its newest E-ink products over the world, including a 42” huge E-ink billboard for advertisement, flexible E-labels for different industries, a colored eReader for education. The increasing E-Ink products make people believe that an E-ink innovation may break out sooner or later. Onyx has creativity and imagination to move in the direction of what E-ink is supposed to look like in the future. The products under developing are rather than eReaders. So what are the next generation of E-ink products? E-ink smartphone, mature colored E-ink device? We’ll see.

In fact, Onyx started with a simple eReader in 2009, and in the year 2014, the first E-ink phone of Onyx came out and caused a thrill among E-ink lovers. After all the cell phone with LCD screen may be the leading cause of eye strain. Don’t you think the cell phone should go back to the blacks and whites? And how about forward to the colored E-ink? Looking forward to quickening the pace of E-ink phone with colored E-ink technology. These two technologies built upon each other, each innovation leading logically to the next, and all depending upon creativity that embraces knowledge and change.

For celebrating the 10th anniversary, Onyx promoted the Max2 Pro 13.3” in compact white appearance is purposely created to thank all the customers. It has larger RAM and capacity compared to the Max2. For now, the Max2 has the most powerful hardware configuration of Boox. Here is the link for more details.