ONYX BOOX Vasco da Gama 4 is a device for reading e-books, equipped with a touch screen "electronic paper" E Ink Carta with a diagonal of 6 inches. The model has a built-in MOON Light 2 backlight with color temperature control and no flicker. The reader is equipped with a Wi-Fi module that allows you to use various online services and transfer files from other devices. The built-in Bluetooth module makes it possible to listen to music and audiobooks using wireless headphones or speakers. The preinstalled software contains numerous text settings to make your reading experience as comfortable as possible. Thanks to the Android operating system on which the model is based, it is possible to install third-party reading programs *.
E Ink Carta is the newest development of E Ink Company. This is a display made on the "electronic paper" technology. Reading on such a screen is as comfortable as on ordinary paper. Compared to previous generations of ePaper, this screen has a lighter base and higher contrast.
SNOW Field is an operating mode of the screen, allowing to reduce the number of artifacts on the screen within partial refresh. If this function is on, full refresh of the screen is not needed.
The MOON Light 2 technology enables one to use the device in the dark or under poor lighting conditions. When this function is in use, soft luminescence of the screen comfortable for reading in dark rooms is being generated. It also has a color temperature control and, thanks to the use of Flicker-Free technology, the front-light system is perfectly smooth.
E Ink Carta 6" display has a lighter base and higher contrast than other screens of this class. It allows one to read in bright sunlight and has a high rate of screen refresh. Absence of a shimmering light and the principle of image formation with E Ink method makes reading comfortable for eyes. Capacitive sensor, supporting a Multi-touch function, provides an easy control with fingers.
The latest researches have shown that blue light prevents the production of melatonin (daily rhythms regulator), which is necessary for a person to sleep. Therefore, after reading on a glowing screen of an ordinary tablet or smartphone, it is often difficult to fall asleep. MOON Light 2 allows you to adjust the brightness of cold and warm LED lights independently, choosing at will white light for reading during the daytime, and more yellow for reading before sleeping. The Flicker-Free technology completely eliminates shimmering of the LEDs used in this screen frontlight system. This is due to the use of a DC power supply.The Flicker-Free technology significantly reduces discomfort for sight and eye fatigue and decreases the chances of headache, caused by long use of the eReader.
A quad-core processor with 1,2 GHz clock rate and 512 MB of RAM ensures comfortable work with difficult documents. And 8 GB of nonvolatile memory and a microSD-slot supporting memory cards up to 32 GB allows the user to store a whole library.
The BOOX software allows the user to open files of various text and graphic formats. When reading you can change font style and size, disposition of pages, insert bookmarks, add your own fonts and zoom documents at your will.
ONYX BOOX Vasco da Gama 4 has pre-installed English-Russian and Russian-English dictionaries. Want to translate an unknown word? Just touch it!
The library sorts ebooks by author, title and series. Convenient search and filters allow you to find quickly any needed book by genre, language, date of publication etc. In addition, standard folders, created on PCs, are supported.
In addition to the standard way of copying ebooks with the help of a USB cable, you can transfer them via a Wi-Fi channel when connected to the Internet. Also a new cloud PUSH service "Send2boox" is available.
Thanks to a built-in Bluetooth module of 4.1 standard you can connect an external keyboard or wireless earphones for listening audio books.
The device has a pre-installed audio player that allows you to listen to music and audiobooks. To do this, simply connect headphones or speakers to the E Reader via Bluetooth and run a corresponding file.
ONYX BOOX Vasco da Gama 4 allows the user to install additional software for the device. If you got used to a certain reading program, install it onto your ONYX BOOX and read with comfort *.
Low power consumption of the E-Ink display and battery capacity of 3000 mAh provides long-lasting autonomous work.
The BOOX allows the user to read documents in different world languages. Amongst them there are such languages as Russian, English, German, French, Spanish, Arabic, Swedish, Chinese, Japanese and many others.
ONYX BOOX Vasco da Gama 4 is a device for reading electronic books with an "electronic paper" 6” E Ink Carta screen and a built-in flicker-free MOON light 2 system with color temperature control. A Wi-Fi module and sensor control together with a pre-installed browser allow the user to surf on the Internet. A built-in Bluetooth module allows you to listen to the music and audio books with the help of wireless headphones or speakers. The pre-installed software of this eReader allows you to configure almost any text parameters at your will, to set tap-zones and gestures for comfortable control. The Android operating system, on which the device is based, allows the user to install third-party programs for reading *.
|Display||6", E Ink Carta, 16 levels of grey, contrast ratio 14:1, 1024 × 758 dots, capacitive Multi-touch screen and the SNOW Field function|
|Front light||MOON Light 2|
|Processor||4-core, 1,2 GHz|
|Internal memory||8 GB|
|Expansion slot||For micro SD/microSDHC cards|
|Supported file formats||Book formats: TXT, HTML, RTF, FB2, FB2.zip, FB3, MOBI, CHM, PDB, DOC, DOCX, PRC, EPUB, PDF, DjVu|
Image files: JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP
Other formats: CBR, CBZ, WAV, MP3
|Wireless interface||Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g/n|
|Battery||Li-on 3000 mAh|
|Operating system||Android 4.4|
|Size||170 × 117 × 8,7 mm|
|Kit||ONYX BOOX Vasco da Gama 4 E Reader|
|Warranty period||1 year|
Note: Since a part of the Flash memory size is system software, the portion available to the user is less than the total size of the memory chip.
The device is designed primarily for reading electronic books, but has some additional features which are defined by the installed software. For example, the current firmware has functions such as calendar, dictionary, access to the Internet, and others.
The device is freely reprogrammable on request of the user who can install, delete and create programs.
The device has a battery that provides long, autonomous usage.
* The apps requiring Google services (including Google Books) will not work.