New e-paper device: POP-I E Ink backpack

POP-I's E Ink backpacks use an E Ink panel on the back. You can customize the image via an application on your phone (iOS or Android). There are several backpacks available, with a display size of either 4.7" or 10" (HD). The bags themselves are made from either canvas or leather.

POP-I E Ink backpacks photo

POP-I will ship those bags at the summer of 2017 for $99 to $399.

New e-paper device: Bluemint Labs Bixi 2.0

Bluemint Labs Bixi adds gesture control to gadgets such as smartphones and the 2nd-Gen Bixi 2.0 device, unveiled in early 2017, adds an E Ink display to the original design - to show notifications or information such as the time or weather.

Bixi 2.0 photo

The Bixi 1.0 costs $99. The 2nd Gen Bixi 2.0 will ship towards the end of 2017.

New e-paper device: QuirkLogic Quilla

QuirkLogic's Quilla is a 42" smart whiteboard (the picture below shows three such whiteboards sude by side) that are based on touch-enabled E Ink displays. The system stores everything that you draw on the whiteboards. The displays are powered on batteries that can last for 16 hours on each charge. 

QuirkLogic Quilla photo

QuirkLogic did not yet reveal the price or release plans of these smart whiteboards.

Invoxia's Triby hands on review

Dec 12, 2016

The Triby is Invoxia’s new connected speaker. It can play music from your cell phone (or connect to music apps like spotify), make in-group VoIP calls and send messages, on top of being the first non-Amazon device to take advantage of the Alexa Voice Service. The Triby includes a 2.9” active-matrix (296x128, 112 PPI) E Ink panel, and the company was kind enough to send a review unit to E-Ink-Info.

The Triby is a great looking device, with a fun design that can be defined as retro-chic. It actually reminded me of an old-school kitchen radio - which it sort of is, but with a modern twist. The Triby has physical buttons for options like volume control, contact/radio station selection and an Alexa button. A nice touch was a yellow flag that pops out the side of the device to signal receiving a message. After someone reads the message, they can push the flag back in and the sender will get a notification that their message was read.