A new color epaper technology called ClearInk is getting set to take off in the near future (hopefully).
We first saw ClearInk this past summer and now there’s another video with a closer look at ClearInk prototypes.
The technology is similar to E Ink’s low power sunlight readable displays, but ClearInk is capable of displaying full color and playing videos at 30 frames per second.
It uses a monochrome display with a color filter over the top to produce colors.
It has no frontlight or backlight, and the screens can be made to be flexible and shatterproof.
Hopefully ClearInk has better luck than color E Ink, which was released a few years ago but failed to take off because the colors were too washed out and the contrast wasn’t very good.
ClearInk appears to have brighter colors and it should be cheaper to produce since the screens can be manufactured in LCD factories, so hopefully we’ll start seeing some new devices using ClearInk displays in 2018.
It sounds like their going after the electronic schoolbook market more than the ereader market.
I didn’t notice the video below last month when it was posted but I saw it mentioned over at MobileRead.
Big Dexter says
The future is coming…
About time! Game changer!
Got a feeling this is going to be huge.
Interesting. For better devices. I hope in a really few time. It’s so sad that sometimes, good things aren’t for all, like mirasol, and others e-ink color, really I don’t know reasons. Expensive, vaporware, or a false news.
Thank you friends.
Love the technology but those Bezels my god
Put a solar charge in it and large capacity Microsd with good internal storage and this is the product I’ve been waiting for. Should also be no bigger than a kobo or kindle.
I keep rewatching these videos, I really hope this doesn’t follow pixelqi fate; still have mine. I hope this is something that goes global and gets a screen with hdmi connectivity like the onyx max2 pro. Exciting times hopefully it becomes a reality.