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: 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.

New E Ink device: Timex Ironman ONE GPS+

E Ink display info: 
1.5" Mirasol display

Timex's Ironman ONE GPS+ is a fitness smartwatch that does not need to pair to a smartphone - it's a 3G connected device by itself and can connect to Timex's fitness web site to upload your data and share with contacts. It also has a messaging applications, music player and GPS. The display is 1.5" color Mirasol display (Qualcomm also provides the chipset and Brew platform for this device).

Timex Ironman ONE GPS+ photo

The Ironman ONE costs $399 or $450 with a heart sensor.

Current promising e-paper technologies

IDTechEx posted an interesting article discussing the current state of the most promising e-paper technologies (E Ink, LiquaVista, Mirasol, Folium Optics' Electrokinetic and Gamma Dynamics' Electrofluidic).

E-Paper technology comparison Chart (August 2014)

The article discusses the possible applications of each technology.


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