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Are Solar Powered E Ink eReaders Really Necessary?

Bookeen, a small ebook reader company based in Paris, has announced that they intend to bring solar charging to ebook readers through a new partnership with Sunpartner Technologies, also based in France. The press release is slim on details, and doesn’t specify whether the technology will be used on Bookeen’s line of Cybook ereaders exclusively […]

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E Ink Patent

German Court Finds E Ink Patent Invalid, Files in Favor of Trekstor

Back in 2012, E Ink Corporation filed a lawsuit against Trekstor, an ebook reader distributor based in Germany, for selling various ereaders that used epaper panels from a Chinese contract company, OED Technologies, that supposedly infringed on E Ink’s patents for electronic ink. It’s was an interesting case because E Ink Corporation is pretty much […]

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E Ink

How E Ink’s Electronic Paper Technology Works (Video)

I came across a video on YouTube uploaded by Pocketnow with a guided tour showing how E Ink displays work. None of it is new exactly, but the video is entertaining and educational so it’s worth watching if you want to know more about E Ink’s various electronic papers displays and how the technology works. […]

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RemoteInk

RemoteInk Turns PocketBook eReaders Into Computer Monitors

I came across an interesting post at MobileRead yesterday about someone who developed a program called RemoteInk that allows you to use a Pocketbook Pro or Pocketbook Touch as a computer monitor. Right now the program only works with Linux and X-Windows systems (too bad or I’d give it a try). But there are a […]

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Displio

Displio: A Small E Ink Display Wi-Fi Widget

There’s a new E Ink gadget on Kickstarter called Displio. The device has a tiny 2.7-inch E Ink screen that can display all kinds of things like the weather, email notifications, traffic reports, stock updates, checklists, social network updates and a lot more. So far the crowdfunding campaign is off to a good start; they’ve […]

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Earl E Ink Android

Video Update About Earl, an E Ink Survival Tablet

Back in May 2013, a “backcountry survival tablet” named Earl with a 6-inch E Ink screen, solar panels, various radios and other goodies was introduced as part of a crowdfunding project. The goal was to earn $250,000 to make the Earl tablet a reality, but in fact expectations were far exceeded with over 2200 backers […]

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PaperLike Dasung E Ink Monitor

PaperLike: 13.3″ E Ink Monitor by Dasung Tech (Videos)

One of the coolest new E Ink contraptions to be shown off at CES 2015 was a 13.3″ E Ink monitor that connects with computers and laptops via a USB cable to provide a secondary display. The device is called the PaperLike and it’s being made by one of E Ink’s partners in China by […]

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Yotaphone

Closer Look at Dual Screen Yotaphone 2 (Videos)

The Yotaphone 2 is an Android-powered smartphone that has a 5-inch color screen on the front and a 4.7-inch monochrome E Ink screen on the back. What’s cool about this second generation model is that you can use the E Ink screen for just about everything, unlike the first Yotaphone that could only use the […]

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Yotaphone2

Video Tour of E Ink’s Booth at CES 2015

Charbax from ARMdevices.net uploaded one of his yearly tours of E Ink’s booth at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. E Ink as a company clearly wants to build their business in new ways, and this year that really shows. You will find very little time spent talking about ereader displays in the video. E Ink […]

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InkCase Plus

Oaxis InkCase Plus Achieves Kickstarter Funding Goal in 3 Hours

Oaxis is coming out with a new E Ink phone case called the InkCase Plus that works as a secondary screen with all Bluetooth-enabled Android smartphones running Android 4.0 and up. Yesterday Oaxis launched a kickstarter campaign to raise funding for the InkCase Plus with a goal of $100,000. It only took 3 hours to […]

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