ONYX BOOX Viking is a device of a premium level for reading electronic books and equipped with the E Ink Carta screen, the built-in MOON light 2 system and the SNOW Field function. The model is made of top-quality materials and has a thin aluminum alloy casing and an ASAHI protective glass. In addition, the reader is equipped with a high-performance 4-core processor, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory. A Wi-Fi module and a touch screen control allow the user to surf on the Internet. A built-in Bluetooth module allows you to connect different external devices to this E-Reader. Its built-in software allows you to open text files of almost any formats and to configure settings of the text for more comfortable reading. The Android operating system provides possibilities to install third-party apps for reading.*.
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.
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.
E Ink Carta 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.
Protective glass from the famous Japanese manufacturer ASAHI is located atop the E Ink screen and protects it from scratches and other damage. This new glass allows to avoid additional frames, so the screen is flush with the body of the device. This makes the e-book more comfortable and it looks more modern. In addition a special coating reduces the glare of the screen.
A quad-core processor with 1,2 GHz clock rate and 1 GB 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 will.
There are pre-installed English-Russian and Russian-English dictionaries in the Viking. To translate an unknown word just choose it in the text.
The device comes with a smart cover which not only provides effective protection of the screen, but when closed turns automatically the device to sleep mode.
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 Bluetooth or 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.
The Viking allows the user to write personal software using the potentials of the Android 4.4 platform.
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 Viking is a device of a premium level for reading electronic books and equipped with the E Ink Carta screen, the built-in MOON light 2 system and the SNOW Field function. The model is made of top-quality materials and has a thin aluminum alloy casing and an ASAHI protective glass. In addition, the reader is equipped with a high-performance 4-core processor, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory. A Wi-Fi module and a touch screen control allow the user to surf on the Internet. A built-in Bluetooth module allows you to connect different external devices to this E-Reader. Its built-in software allows you to open text files of almost any formats and to configure settings of the text for more comfortable reading. The Android operating system provides possibilities to install third-party apps for reading. *.
|Display||6", E Ink Carta, 16 levels of grey, 758 × 1024 dots, 212 ppi|
|Touch screen||Capacitive Multi-touch screen with the SNOW Field function|
|Lighting||MOON Light 2|
|Processor||Quad-core, 1,2 GHz|
|Internal memory||8 GB|
|Expansion slot||For microSD/microSDHC cards|
|Supported file formats||TXT, HTML, RTF, FB2, FB2.zip, FB3, MOBI, CHM, PDB, DOC, DOCX, PRC, EPUB, CBR, CBZ, PDF, DjVu, JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, WAV, MP3|
|Wireless interface||Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g/n|
|Battery||Li-on 3000 mAh|
|Operating system||Android 4.4|
|Shell material||Алюминиево-магниевый спла|
|Size||158,9 × 114 × 8 mm|
|Complete set||ONYX BOOX Viking 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 is equipped with a battery providing long autonomous usage.
* The applications, requiring the Google Service Framework (such as Google Books), will not work.