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 secondary outer E Ink panel. The E Ink display seems about 4-inch in size and is black and white as you can see in the image below:

Intel says that the first idea came from laptop stickers - so you can use this display to dynamically change what you show on your laptop case. 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 - as the display is very power efficient.

Sony Smartband Talk

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.

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.

The Aura H20 will cost $179 when it launches next month in the US, Canada and Europe.