E-Paper (E Ink) News, Resources & Information
E-Paper enables thin, efficient and flexible displays, suitable for e-reader and many other products. Our site is dedicated to different e-paper technologies (the leading one today is E Ink). For news and information on E-Readers, please visit our sister-site E-Reader-Info.com.
Recent E Ink news:
YotaPhone's first-gen E Ink / LCD mobile phone started shipping in Europe only a few months ago, and the Russian company already revealed a new prototype. The main new feature in this new prototype is the 4.7" E Ink display - it now supports touch and can now be used for e-mails, SMS messages, browsing and much more.
The 4.3" 720p LCD has been replaced by a larger display, a 5" Full-HD Super AMOLED display (the same one used by Samsung's Galaxy S4). Seems like this is a really good upgrade, and hopefully YotaPhone will be able to release this new phone soon.
Visionect, based in Slovenia, launched a new DIY e-paper platform that enables anyone to prototype an idea and develop an e-paper based product within days.
Archos are showing three new smartwatches. The two budget ones (at $50 and $85) use LCD displays, but the high-end one uses an E Ink panel.
The premium model (which will cost $130) uses a 1.8" curved E Ink display. The battery will last 1.5 weeks. The watch will display the time, notifications from your smartphone and media controls.
E Ink is showing a huge (meter-long) clock. This was actually built by E Ink a few years ago - just as a prototype, but now Twelve24 wants to make it into a product. They call it the ClockOne and will offer it soon for around $499. In six different colors. Huge, expensive, and not very readable, though:
E Ink display info:
Faraday Bicycles' crowd-funded Electronic bike has a purpose-built design combining the speed and exhilaration of a state-of the-art e-bike with the timeless looks of a classic European city bike. It weighs less than 18 Kg, but still delivers a range of over 32 Km.
The bicycle's intuitive and low-profile handlebar controls are complemented by an E Ink display that provides information on the bike's battery status. The limited edition, US-made pilot production run will begin shipping in early 2014, and is entirely sold out. Pre-orders for Faraday's second production run, with an expected ship date of Q3 2014, can be placed now, for $3,500.
2013 is soon over... and here are the top 10 stories posted on e-ink-Info in the past year, ranked by popularity (i.e. how many people read the story):
Have a marry Christmas and a happy new 2014!