The Onyx Boox Mira can be used as a primary or secondary display for your PC / MAC with the HDMI port and can also screencaster all your content from your smartphone. The main selling point of this product is the 13.3 inch E INK Mobius display and it has an illuminated display on the front. It makes reading, writing, programming, and other work-related tasks much easier because electronic paper is super easy on the eyes. Today we’re going to give our first look at the Mira and our thoughts on industrial design and whether it’s worth buying for $ 799.99 from the Good e-Reader Store.
The Onyx Boox Mira features a 13.3 inch Mobius E INK flexible electronic paper display with 16 levels of grayscale. The resolution is 1650 × 2200 with 207 PPI and has a capacitive touchscreen. It features white and amber LED lights to provide a rugged lighting experience and the warm lights are a perfect match for the proverbial candlelight effect. It has 2 buttons and 1 scroll wheel, to facilitate navigation and provide full screen refresh. There is no internal processor, no RAM or internal storage. This is a dedicated monitor, not a portable ebook reader or digital note-taking device.
Inside the box is a USB-C to USB-C cable and a mini HDMI to Full HDMI. The back of the Mira is silver and it also comes with a case that has a kickstand. When you close the case, it is held closed with the help of magnets. There are four holes which are pre-drilled and this is used for a VESA mount. At the bottom are two rubber stoppers and on the sides are the USB-C ports, HDMI ports and some of the switches. The front of the device has a white frosted bezel and a gray e-paper display. The screen is not flush with the bezel and is sunken, which provides a really crisp display, as there doesn’t appear to be a layer of glass.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post, and The New York Times. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.