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:

New E Ink device: Plastc

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.

Plastc card photo

The Plastc will ship in the summer of 2015 for $155 (you can pre-order it today).

Take part in funding a unique E ink typewriter initiative

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.

Fusion Writer design

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.


New E Ink device: Amazon Kindle Voyage

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).

Amazon Kindle Voyage image

The Kindle Voyage costs $200 for the basic Wi-Fi version with ads. You can pre-order it now and it will ship in November 2014.

Intel shows a laptop prototype with an outer E Ink display

At Intel's Develop Forum last week, the company showed a prototype laptop with a second outer E Ink panel:

Intel laptop with outer E Ink display prototype photo

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.

The world's first graphene-enabled display is a flexible E Ink prototype

Plastic Logic and Cambridge University recently demonstrated the world's first flexible display with a graphene backplane. This display is a 150 PPI E Ink panel:

Plastic Logic now aims to use a similar backplane to drive a full-color OLED.

New E Ink device: Sony Smartband Talk

E Ink display info: 
1.4" E Ink

Sony's Smartband Talk is a smart fitness band that features a 1.4" monochrome E Ink display, an ARM M4 CPU and 2MB of flash memory. It connects to Android devices (4.4+) via NFC or Bluetooth and can last for three days between charges.

Sony Smartband Talk photo

The Smartband talk will be released towards the end of 2014 for €160 ($210).

Kobo announces a waterproof E Ink e-reader

Kobo announced a new e-reader, the Aura H20 which is the world's first E Ink waterproof e-reader, as far as I know. This e-reader sports a 6.8" E Ink Carta display (265 PPI), and it will survive up to 30 minutes in water up to one meter deep.

Kobo Aura H20 photo

The Aura H20 will cost $179 when it launches next month in the US, Canada and Europe.


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