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  • Phosphor World Time Watch Full Review

    Phosphor World Time Watch Full Review

    Phosphor watches can be credited with a very special honor. That being of the brand the officially popularized and mainstreamed e-ink watches. While they didn't invent the concept, they made them cool enough and affordable enough for mainstream adoption. With prices under $200, now everyone can have a neat looking, easy to read e-ink watch on their wrist. The newer World Time watch adds just that… Read More

  • Study May Lead To Actual Paper E-Paper

    Study May Lead To Actual Paper E-Paper

    Let's not get too excited just yet, but a study performed by Dr. Andrew Steckl at the University of Cincinatti's Nanolab has shown that electrowetting (the process by which current e-ink displays work) works just as well with a paper substrate as a glass one. The implications are... far off at the moment. But still cool. Read More

  • Seiko E-Ink Watch Now Available For Pre-Order In Japan

    Seiko E-Ink Watch Now Available For Pre-Order In Japan

    If you've been looking to slap a little E-Ink on your wrist and didn't want to go the Phosphor route, Seiko has the watch for you. The Seiko E-Ink watch is essentially a high-tech LCD watch using E-Ink as the display medium, thereby reducing battery drain. Read More

  • E Ink's Color "Triton" E-Paper Screens Make Their Debut

    E Ink's Color "Triton" E-Paper Screens Make Their Debut

    We all knew this was coming, though whether the first to market would be the frontrunner, E Ink, or one of its competitors, has always been up in the air. Other color e-paper technologies have been bumbling along for years; Fujitsu's FLEPia jumped the gun on color e-readers way back in 2008, and technologies from Ricoh and Qualcomm might easily have taken the lead. But for now, it appears E Ink… Read More

  • Review: Phosphor's E-Ink World Time Watch

    Review: Phosphor's E-Ink World Time Watch

    I'm not a big fan of gimmick watches. While I love that guys like Tokyoflash are pushing design forward when it comes to wrist wear, I worry that much of their work is too esoteric and could alienate some potential watch nerds with their complexity. The biggest problem, I feel, is that on the low end the watch world is separated, like computer RPGs, into two two camps - the Tolkein-esque "fancy… Read More

  • Sony Makes Their Entry Into The "Flexible E-Paper" Party

    Sony Makes Their Entry Into The "Flexible E-Paper" Party

    Sony joins LG, HP, and… themselves (just noticed that) in the race to put out a decent flexible display. This one, being shown at a dealer convention, is an e-ink based display with a plastic substrate, allowing it to be flexed and possibly rolled. I’m guessing that picture pretty much shows the limit of its flexibility, though. Can’t wait till you can write on one of these, then… Read More

  • Seiko Active Matrix EPD Watch Hands-On

    Seiko Active Matrix EPD Watch Hands-On

    The digital watch is back. Seiko's new Active Matrix EPD watch will get you excited about non analog quartz timepieces once again. Digital has been here all along you say? Yea, that is true, but no self-respecting watch lover would wear one unless doing the laundry, mowing the lawn, or engaging in some other highly pedestrian activity. Go to any country that is "watch civilized" (sorry fellow… Read More

  • Seiko Shows World's First Active Matrix E-Ink Watch

    Seiko Shows World's First Active Matrix E-Ink Watch

    We first blogged about it back in April this year, and now it's here: the world's first world’s first watch with an active matrix e-ink system. Developed by Seiko, the "Active Matrix EPD" watch [PDF] crams a total of 72,000 pixels into a 2x3cm display. Read More

  • Kindle Versus Kindle: Kindle 2 And 3 Screens Compared

    Kindle Versus Kindle: Kindle 2 And 3 Screens Compared

    If you doubt the efficacy of the new Pearl e-ink displays, take a look at these comparison photos. It looks like a pretty serious difference to me, although we're still talking dark grey on light grey as opposed to black and white. I didn't alter the pictures other than cropping them; take this comparison with a grain of salt, as it's not exactly scientific. Read More

  • LG Prepping 9.7" Color E-Ink Displays And 19" Grayscale Ones For Market

    LG Prepping 9.7" Color E-Ink Displays And 19" Grayscale Ones For Market

    E-ink, you are everywhere already. But LG wants you even more everywhere. So they're putting more effort into the production of bigger, better E-paper displays. They're showing off a couple new models, though nothing radical. Still, a 9.7" color E-ink display and a gigantic, flexible tabloid-sized one? Sign me up. Read More