E-Paper (E Ink) News, Resources & Information
E-Paper enables thin, efficient and flexible displays, suitable for e-readers and many other products. E-Ink-Info provides e-paper (motly E Ink) news and resources.
Recent E Ink news:
The FES Watch is a new crowdfunding campaign in Japan that aims to develop a smartwatch that is covered with E Ink panels - not only for the watch face but also for the straps. This allows you to reach a high degree of customization while keeping power consumption low.
According to the company's plan, the FES Watch will ship in May 2015.
A couple of weeks ago we reported on the Plastc, a connected multi-card device that can store up to 20 debit, credit, identity or loyalty cards. You can pre-order Plastc now for $155, and today the company announced that it reached $5.2 million in presales already!
The Plastc uses a small touch E Ink display that shows card information, barcodes, QR codes, etc. The Plastc will ship in the summer of 2015 for $155.
E-reader maker Onyx is entering the Smartwatch market, and the company is showing a prototype watch with a 1.56" E Ink display. This watch has an always-on display (enabled by the fact that E Ink display do not consume power if the display is static). In the prototype there are 3 buttons and the display is not touch-enabled, but future version may include a touch display.
The Onyx watch will sync with your phone via Bluetooth and also include a fitness tracker. A GPS may be added to future versions. This device will not reach the market until 2015 "at the earliest".
E Ink display info:
Small touch E Ink
The Plastc is a connected multi-card device that can store up to 20 debit, credit, identity or loyalty cards, saving you the need to carry lot's of plastic cards. It uses a small touch E Ink display that shows card information, barcodes, QR codes, etc. It also supports chip and pin technologies, RFID, Bluetooth and NFC.
The Plastc will ship in the summer of 2015 for $155 (you can pre-order it today).
If you're a writer and an E ink enthusiast (but then again, who isn't?), you'd probably be interested in the Fusion Writer, a new crowd-funding campaign that is trying to raise $50,000 for the development of a portable E Ink word processor.
Although still in early-design stages, the Fusion Writer is meant to perform as a dedicated word processor for writers of all kinds, presenting significant advantages such as very long battery life, excellent screen for indoor and outdoor use, thin and light casing, charging via USB or solar energy and a 13" display that can be reversed to cover the keyboard and create a large e-reader.
E Ink display info:
6" 300 PPI E Ink
The Kindle Voyage is Amazon's best Kindle yet. It features a 6" 300 PPI front-lit E Ink display. This is Amazon's thinnest Kindle yet at 7.6", and the front-lit display is not 'sunken' like other touch Kindles. It comes in two models: Wi-Fi and 3G (plus Wi-Fi).
At Intel's Develop Forum last week, the company showed a prototype laptop with a second outer E Ink panel:
Intel says that the first idea came from laptop stickers - and so you can use this display to dynamically change what you show on your laptop case (in black and white). In addition, Windows laptops have a very low power mode called connected standby - and in such a mode the E Ink display can be used to show notifications, news, etc.