The Onyx Boox Mira can be used with the HDMI connection as a primary or secondary display for your PC / MAC and can also screencast all of your content from your smartphone. The main selling point of this product is the 13.3-inch E INK Mobius display and it has a front-lit display. This makes reading, writing, programming and other work-related tasks much easier, because e-paper is super easy on the eyes. Today we’re giving our first look at the Mira and our impressions of industrial design and whether it’s worth buying from the Good e-Reader Store for $ 799.99.
The Onyx Boox Mira has a 13.3 inch E INK Flexible Mobius electronic paper display with 16 gray levels. The resolution is 1650 × 2200 with 207 PPI and has a capacitive touchscreen display. It has white and amber LED lights for a robust lighting experience and the warm lights are perfect for the proverbial candlelight effect. It has 2 buttons and 1 scroll wheel to make navigation easier and provide a full screen update. There is no internal processor, RAM or internal storage. It is a dedicated monitor and not a portable e-book reader or digital note-taking device.
Inside the box there 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 stand, when you close the case it is held closed with magnets. There are four pre-drilled holes that are used for a VESA mount. There are two rubber stoppers on the bottom 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 frame and a gray e-paper display. The screen is not flush with the frame and is recessed, which ensures a really sharp display as there does not seem to be a layer of glass.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audio books 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.