The Paperlike 253 monitor costs $2,550, but crowdfunding supporters will get a $300 discount. The campaign will end in a month, and Dasung already received over 60 backers.
E Ink Holdings has launched an on-cell touch ePaper module, which it says is the world's first. EIH's on-cell touch technology can be applied to the company's E Ink Carta monochrome displays and its Kaleido Plus color displays.
Most e-readers today add a touch layer onto the E Ink display. EIH says that the new technology will increase the contrast ratio by 30% compared to the standard added touch layer solution. For the Kaleido Plus displays, the on-cell will increase color contrast ratio by 40% and the color saturation by 15%. As an added bonus, the on-cell touch solution will be more cost effective and could help reduce eReader prices.
The Hisense Touch is an Android-powered music player that features a 5.84-inch touch E Ink display. The HT also features 32-bit 384Khz audio and a dedicated D/A converter.
The Hisense Touch will soon ship in China for 1,599 CNY (~$250 USD).
E Ink Holdings says that it is seeing high demand for ePaper displays and expects to see a growth in revenue in 2021. The company is worried though that the shortage in components may hurt its full potential.
EIH says that 2021 will be better than 2020, and it sees its performance in Q2 to be similar to its performance in Q1. The demand for E Ink's display is higher than what it can supply, and the company is building four new production lines to increase capacity.
During SID Displayweek 2021, Tianma showed an interesting display that places a transparent microLED display in front of an ePaper display. The microLED is a 7.65" 480x720 panel while the ePaper is a 5.84" 648x480 (138 PPI) E Ink panel.
Tianma says that the E Ink display was developed in collaboration with WeiFeng. E Ink invested in Wuxi Wei Feng back in 2016.
Last month at Touch Taiwan 2021, E Ink demonstrated its latest foldable and rollable ePaper displays, and the company now published this nice video that shows these flexible displays:
We're not sure how close to commercialization these displays and such devices are, but it will very nice to see a foldable or even a rollable e-Reader on the market soon!
During SID Displayweek 2021, BOE demonstrated a new reflective LCD display.
The 10.5-inch display offers a response time of <15 ms, a reflectivity of 45% (when the front light is off) and a luminance of 50 nits (when the front-light is on).
The 878 Project One is the smart sailing jacket that features a small flexible E Ink display produced by Plastic Logic. The display is connected to your boat's systems via bluetooth to show navigational and other kinds of information.
The jacket is made from graphene enhanced materials to enable high flexibility and weatherproofing while still being extremely lightweight.