Despite competition from tablets boasting full-color LCD displays, devices that use black and white electronic paper, like Amazon’s Kindle, have remained popular. And now that E Ink has created the first full-color electronic paper, e-readers have found yet another way to remain relevant.
I love my Kindle, but mostly because of Amazon’s warranty. In five years of owning Kindles, I have broken three, all entirely because of user error that involved a sharp force to the unyielding e-ink display. A new tech from China promises to put a stop to all that.
Sony’s latest quirky product to emerge from its First Flight crowdfunding platform is this sleek universal remote. Called Huis—pronounce it “house”—the e-ink device is designed to be a fully customizable tool to control your entire home.
At this point there are more activity trackers to choose from than stars in the sky. But with its new Go, Withings has focused on two of the most important features aspiring fitness buffs will need: great battery life thanks to an E Ink display, and a prominent countdown to keep users motivated.
E Ink displays are an attractive way of displaying information that doesn’t change by the second: they don’t use much power, are easy to read in variable lighting, and happen to be relatively affordable. Now, they’re finding use not just in handheld devices, though—but on the streets of Sydney, Australia.
Researchers at the University of Tokyo have dusted off some E Ink technology originally developed back in the 1970s to create a new kind of easily erasable whiteboard technology that can be written on using magnetic pens instead of dry-erase markers.
What does the back of your phone look like? Is it covered by a case? Either way, I’m willing to bet it looks the same every day. What if you could personalize it with the push of a button, wirelessly beaming your favorite photos to an e-ink screen that lives in a special iPhone 6 case? Say hello to the PopSlate.
This morning E Ink Holdings announced the availability of a new color-changing film known as Prism that's based on the company's electronic paper technology used in devices like Amazon's Kindle and the Pebble smartwatch. But the new material isn't destined to finally bring a dash of color to your electronic books.…
Smartwatches are great when their batteries aren't dying on you. That's what makes Pebble one of the best. But Lenovo is trying to creep in on that territory too, with its new Android-friendly e-ink smartband: The Vibe Band VB10.
Those of us who are terrible at memorizing keyboard shortcuts dream of a day when we don't have to keep a reference card handy for Photoshop or Office. And while they've been teased before, it looks like we might finally be able to buy, or at least pre-order, an E Ink keyboard with keys that change and provide…
A month after the E-Ink FES concept watch got people excited about an innovative wearable that didn't care if it wasn't particularly smart, rumors that Sony was working on a similar E-Ink-based timepiece started to swirl. But according to the Wall Street Journal, Sony was behind the FES watch concept all along, and…
If there's one group that will surely embrace smartwatches, it's those who like to change their background image and the look and feel of their devices every day. But the FES Watch doesn't just let you change the watch face whenever you tire of the current design, using E-Ink technology it actually lets you change the…
Say it isn't so. Grocery stores are already a non-stop barrage of ads and signage trying to convince you to buy things, but soon that will even include those simple plastic dividers we use to separate our groceries on the checkout conveyor belts. Is nothing sacred?
We love a waterproofed Kindle, and we put one through hell, but that's an aftermarket mod, not a feature that comes standard. If you want waterproofed reading on the cheap(er), the new Kobo Aura H2O is for you.
If there are kids in your future, so is one of those mugs with a picture of your children on it. But wouldn't it be great if that image could be updated as they grow up? That's exactly what the Muki mug from Paulig promises, thanks to an e-Ink display powered by your piping hot coffee.
The holy grail of flexible electronics is a reading device that you can roll up and stuff in your pocket. And now, thanks to Sony and E Ink, we're almost, sort of, kinda there. If you have $1,100 to spare.
The biggest advantage to e-ink display technology is its incredible battery life. It means your Kindle can flip through book after book before needing a charge, and it allows this gorgeous digital wall clock to run for months on just a single cell-sized watch battery.
It's the sort of concept that seemed too adventurous to ever make it to market, but this dual-screened YotaPhone is now available. At least, it is if you live in Russia, Germany, France, Austria or Spain.