Our E Ink Persistency contest is over, and we selected the two winning ideas:

  • Business cards ("no need to print new ones and throw hundreds of old ones away, when your email-address changes")
  • Menus in restaurants (many people suggested this, so the winner will be the first one who did).

Persistant framed E Ink display

There were lot's of other good ideas. Some others that we really liked were the recyclable/re-usable labels for clothes / consumer goods, the free design game table, road signs and public transport timetables. There were some great ideas in there that sadly are not practical due to E Ink limitations - the screens are monochrome and cannot be made large enough for some applications. Maybe in the future!

E Ink will contact the winners directly and they will ship them an e-reader of thier choice (Kindle paperwhite or a Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight).

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