New e-paper device: Kobo Forma

Kobo's Forma is a large-sized premium e-reader that features a 8-inch 1440x1920 (300 PPI) E Ink Carta display, 8 GB of storage and an LED front light. The Forma is waterproof (IPX8).

Kobo Forma photo

The Format will launch on October 16 for $280.

New e-paper device: HiSense A6

The HiSense A6 is a dual-screen smartphone that features a 6.1" 2160×1080 AMOLED display on the front and a 5.6" touch E Ink Carta HD screen on the back. Other features include a snapdragon 660 chip-set, 6 GB of RAM, 64/128 GB of storage and a dual-sensor 12Mp camera. The E Ink display can mirror the front display, which can then be used to run an e-reader application or any other application.

HiSense A6 photo

The HiSense A6 will ship by the end of November 2018, the price will be around €499 in Europe.

Visionect collaborates with Framery to bring JOAN to private workspace pods

Visionect has joined forces with Framery to bring Joan, the E Ink meeting room and office spaces digital display solution, to Framery's soundproof private spaces.

Framery JOAN private workspace pod photo

The Joan devices help Framery to provide a more streamlined way of using its private spaces. Framery customers can now customize their new workplace with the Joan digital display as an optional extra.

The city of Bonn in Germany is field testing Papercast's e-paper bus stop displays

The city of Bonn in Germany is testing out PaperCast's e-paper bus stop displays. The project aims to replace paper timetables with dynamic digital displays that show live bus arrivals for customers at the bus stop.

Papercast trial e-paper bus stop, Bonn, Germany

Stadtwerke Bonn Bus und Bahn (SWBV), the Bonn municipal citizen service authority, is field testing several different display technologies during the trial, not just the E Ink displays from Papercast. The bus stop displays are solar powered and offer mobile connectivity

E Ink and Fujitsu Semi to co-develop battery-less energy-harvesting e-paper label reference board design

E Ink Holdings announced a new collaboration with Fujitsu Semiconductor to co-develop a reference design board for battery-less e-paper labels. The new board will be based on Fujitsu's UHF FRAM RFID LSI. Toppan Printing will also be a partner in this project.

The design board will use energy-harvesting technologies that will enable it to connect over distances of up to 20 cm without a power source. The companies target applications such as badges, ID cards, electronic shelf labels and logistics tags.

New e-paper device: CoolWallet S

The CoolWallet S is a hardware crypto currency mobile wallet that features a 24.6x21.9 mm E Ink display. The CoolWallet S supports Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, and ERC20 Tokens.

Coolwallet S photo

The CoolWallet S is now shipping for $99. The company behind it (CoolBitX) raised $13 million in September 2018.