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FES wants to develop a smartwatch covered with E Ink panels

Oct 29, 2014

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.

FES Watch photo

According to the company's plan, the FES Watch will ship in May 2015.

Plastc hits $5.2 million in pre-orders for its E Ink multi-card device

Oct 29, 2014

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.

Onyx shows an E Ink smartwatch prototype

Oct 29, 2014

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".

Plastc

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

Oct 07, 2014

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.