Color-Changing E Ink Is Here, But Not In eBook Readers

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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. Instead, it's being positioned as a tool to let architects and interior designers dynamically change the color and mood of a space.

Like with E Ink's other products, Prism is low power, fully reflective so it has a paint-like appearance the company claims, and is fully programmable to create almost any design—and hopefully even images.


E Ink Holdings hasn't specified why the new Prism material isn't being used on mobile devices just yet, but it might have something to do with extra hardware needed to facilitate the color-changing trick that could make it difficult to integrate into smaller devices. But it sounds like a neat advancement of a technology that many thought would be killed off by tablets, but has managed to find endless ways to stay technologically relevant. [E Ink]

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