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HorodronHD-01 concept watch with E-Ink display

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on January 13th, 2011

Sure you have many great watches to choose from these days, but what you want is something that will make you stand out from the crowd. Something like this HorodronHD-01 concept watch for instance.

Instead of an analog display, it features an E-Ink display that tells the time and also shows the date. But mostly it just looks cool and retro while also looking futuristic. We love the clean design.

Hanvon wants to take E Ink to a new level by adding some color

Posted in ebooks by Conner Flynn on November 8th, 2010

Thanks to E-ink we can enjoy a near ‘book-like’ experience on an electronic medium that also saves on battery life. E Ink technology is evolving like anything else and now Hanvon is getting ready to announce a product that will feature a color E Ink device. This device will be the first with this new type of display. Don’t get your hopes up for videos though. It’ll be more like a first gen color display that can run animations but no video.

The device will come with a large 9.638-inch touchscreen display and be available with Wi-Fi and 3G. It’s due to hit shelves sometime in March of next year and would be priced at around $440.

HP Flexible Wrist Display

Posted in HP by Conner Flynn on April 15th, 2010

Soldiers of the future will have all kinds of cool gear that will not only keep them safe, but also make everyday life easier. HP is one of the companies working on this cool gear. They have some interesting display technologies for one. They are working on a prototype solar-powered lightweight computer display that is flexible enough for a soldier’s wrist.

The display is just 200 microns thick, and is capable of displaying data like maps or directions and will be powered by solar cells. Prototypes go to the military next year. Once they get them, they can be tweaked and get all of the bugs worked out.

Yinlips iPad clone with E-Ink

Posted in ebooks by Conner Flynn on February 6th, 2010

Many people love the idea of the iPad, but don’t like the LCD screen. If that’s how you feel then check out what Yinlips has in store. Their iPad lookalike features an E-Ink screen.

Of course there are some downsides. No color here and it won’t run any of those apps you love, but if you don’t mind the trade-off this device may be for you. It features a 6″ E-Ink touchscreen, 20 hours of battery life, and supports PDF, TXT, HTML, and some photo formats.

Neoluxiim shows off solar-powered e ink display

Posted in Solar Powered by Conner Flynn on July 12th, 2009

Solar powered e-ink displays are finally here. Neoluxiim recently showed them off for use in point-of-sale advertising. So all of your future e-ink ads will be in color for a more rich impulse purchase to be made by you.

While all ads are annoying, it’s nice to know that those energy-wasting flatscreen kiosks are on the way out. In the future you’ll still be annoyed by the ads, but you can at least rest assured that they will be greener.

Phosphor watches feature curved E-Ink displays

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on May 19th, 2009

Phosphor watches feature curved E-Ink displaysDespite the fact that hi-tech watches are awesomely cool, they tend to make one look like a nerd. That’s why these e-ink Phosphor watches are pretty cool. They bridge the gap. Awesome tech, with a look that is at least respectable.

You could actually wear these outside of a Trek convention without being labeled a dork. They have screens that will show you the time, date, and other stuff. Techie and retro at once, without going overboard. They’re all under $200.

E Ink electronic paper display for phones

Posted in Mobile Phones by Conner Flynn on July 23rd, 2008

E Ink electronic paper display for phones
We’ve seen E ink used on watch faces, but did you expect to see it on your phone? E Ink is thinking about introducing it’s E Ink Vixplex Imaging Film for the outer display in future clamshell handsets. Pretty cool idea and very easily done since e-ink only consumes power when the image changes.

The first two handsets that will feature the technology are the Hitachi W61 and the Casio Model G’zOne. The displays are said to be clearly visible even under direct sunlight, which gives the user a viewing angle of up to 180-degrees. It’s sure to be a big hit as users love to personalize their phones.

E-Ink introduces new segmented display cell displays

Posted in Displays by Conner Flynn on May 11th, 2008

E-Ink introduces new segmented display cell displaysE-Ink made a new display available last week, based on segmented display cell (SDC) technology. The new screens are said to be 40% thinner with increased flexibility over E Ink’s previous displays. Also, they can now be formed in “organic non-rectangular unique shapes, including holes, curves, and other non-standard designs”. Which means they can be used in a variety of ways.

We bring you a ton of concepts that don’t ever come to pass so it’s nice to see this one hitting the market. Delphi already has one use of the display in future keyfob products.

This watch does E-Ink for a nice display

Posted in Watches by Nino Marchetti on March 20th, 2008

eink-watch.jpgE Ink technology is slowly finding its way into many devices you use in your daily personal electronics interaction. One of the newest is a wristwatch which tells you the time digitally. It is on sale for around $250.

The E-Ink Display Watch use the E Ink technology to provide a crisp digital display which Think Geek says can be read “accurately and instantly from any angle.” There are 16 different display options, when you consider you can choose from four different dial looks, two different color options and digital time to date display.

Phosphor watches with E Ink display

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on December 12th, 2007

PHOSPHOR watches with E Ink display

We may have to wait quite awhile for color e-ink displays, but in the meantime, B&W e-ink displays are hitting every product you can think of, including watches. The PHOSPHOR Ana-Digi Watch sports a traditional analog clock face with your typical hour, minute and second hands, with a digital e-ink display.

With the e-ink display, you can have a standard analog clock face, a digital face, or your choice of several other faces at the push of a button. It’s available for a hefty $250, but at least for that price you have a choice of leather or polyurethane band. It’s not a bad looking watch. I like it, but it seems like they could have done something a bit cooler, instead of simply slapping “E-Ink” on the face. After all, with E-Ink technology you can finally make branding a product a little cooler.