Sony has just unveiled a new version of its Reader device that it claims will revolutionize the e-Reading experience. Sporting a high-resolution touch display, an integrated snap cover, and a quick charging feature, the Sony Reader PRS-T3 is built to be long-lasting, convenient to use and a pleasure to read on.
In what must be IFA 2013's best candidate for "Jack of All Trades" smartphone device is the ALCATEL ONE TOUCH HERO (all in caps, to be proper), with a built-in stylus, E Ink cover, and Pico Projector accessory. This device is like a cherry-picked do-it-all smartphone made to take on every odd ability smartphones have been graced with over the past two years. Alcatel presents in the HERO a device that - believe it or not - may just be able to live up to its name.
Earlier today the next-generation Kindle Paperwhite was posted briefly on Amazon's website, only to be pulled a short while later. Now it is time for its official unveiling, with Amazon sending out a press release containing the details, some of which we already saw this morning, as well as more information about the Goodreads integration and FreeTime functionality.
It is widely known that e-ink displays require very little power, one of their biggest bragging points. Because they display static images, power is required only when the image is being refreshed to something new, and as it turns out, NFC provides enough energy to accomplish this. Such was demonstrated in a video we have for you after the jump.
Air travel has its perks, but there are potential downsides as well, such as handing your luggage off to others with the trust that it'll arrive at your destination the same time you do. Although this is usually the case, there are times when luggage ends up straggling behind, or in some instances, completely lost. To help mitigate this, Designworks has partnered with British Airways to create a reusable e-ink luggage tag.
We first heard about the YotaPhone back in December, and to say the least, we were pretty intrigued by its unique design. The company has finally announced that they have found a manufacturer in Singapore and are now planning to officially launch the phone sometime during the second half of this year.
Having been launched on the 8th of January, back when we first got our hands on the unit, the CST-01 E-ink watch's Kickstarter has reached its $200,000 USD funding goal in just two days time. This little gem of a watch is just 0.80mm thin, flexible and ready to be worn by the public right this minute. This is a project launched by CST: Central Standard Timing in collaboration with E-ink, and it's got an amazing 42 days left to go in its first crowd-funding round on Kickstarter when this post is published - it's going places!
This week we've gotten the opportunity to have a talk with Sriram K Peruvemba, Chief Marketing Officer of Eink, showing today what's now the world's thinnest watch. This is the CST-01, a Kickstarter project at the moment, coming from the folks at CST (aka Central Standard Timing) and Eink itself, a partnership that'll be delivering the watch to users this year. Have a peek at our talk with Peruvemba in video form here at Showstoppers during CES 2013.
When e-ink screen ereaders first hit the market, there was a mixed bag of feedback; some users loved the combination of technology and readability, others hated the slow refresh rate. Over time, the devices made a significant dent in the market, gave the ebook industry a major boost, and prompted writers to challenge traditional publishing conventions. Now it looks like the device, for better or worse, is already losing its appeal as sales numbers dip.