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Kobo Sage ereader has a big advantage Kindle doesn’t offer

Kobo Sage ereader has a big advantage Kindle doesn’t offer

Kobo has a pair of new ereaders to ween you off your Kindle, and if you've been looking for reasons to ditch Amazon then the Kobo Sage's stylus support might be it. The new E Ink model - alongside the new Kobo Libra 2 - from the Rakuten-owned company are also the first to support Kobo's audiobooks, as well as being waterproof for up to 60 minutes.

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PineNote is an open source Linux e-reader with Wacom stylus support

PineNote is an open source Linux e-reader with Wacom stylus support

PINE64 may have started out as a competitor to the Raspberry Pi's single-board computers (SBCs), but it has long grown out of its shell to expand into new territories. It is now better known for daring to create open source Linux devices that span laptops, tablets, smartphones, and even smartwatches. Now it is taking that growth a step further with the PineNote, an e-paper reader that's designed to be just as open as its other Pine-branded devices.

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Ricoh launches huge E Ink whiteboard with seemingly magical features

Ricoh launches huge E Ink whiteboard with seemingly magical features

Ricoh, the company you probably best know for its digital cameras, has teamed up with E Ink to launch a huge new smart whiteboard product. Called the Ricoh eWhiteboard 4200, this new model packs a 42-inch electronic ink display that resembles paper, allowing users to write on the surface the same way they would a regular whiteboard -- but with some seemingly magical features that make this product far more useful.

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Kobo Elipsa is a 10.3-inch e-reader to replace your paper notebook

Kobo Elipsa is a 10.3-inch e-reader to replace your paper notebook

Kobo has revealed its latest e-reader, though the Kobo Elipsa is just as much about taking notes as it is reading ebooks. Fronted with a 10.3-inch E Ink Carta 1200 e-paper display, the Elipsa is part-e-reader, part-tablet with a bundled stylus that can be used to annotate text, jot down ideas and sketches, and generally replace a paper notepad.

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E Ink’s new color e-paper gets bolder colors and bigger panels

E Ink’s new color e-paper gets bolder colors and bigger panels

E Ink has revealed its latest color e-paper, with Kaleido Plus promising brighter hues and improved readability for future ereaders. The new panels - which can display 4,096 colors, but consume a fraction of the power of a traditional LCD or OLED screen - also support larger sizes than E Ink's current color e-paper product.

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PocketBook InkPad Color 7.8-inch eReader is now available

PocketBook InkPad Color 7.8-inch eReader is now available

eBook readers like the Amazon Kindle, Kobo, and the Barnes & Noble Nook have been highly praised for their simplicity and benefits to the eyes because of their use of e-paper displays or EPDs. Those strengths, however, also come with their own weaknesses, like their inability to display color or do much else beyond reading ebooks. That's no longer true these days, though, with many eReaders adopting Android for more functionality. And then there's the new breed of EPDs that are showing off some colors, like the new PocketBook InkPad Color that is finally making its way to International markets.

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Flexible Color E Ink displays could soon come to wearables

Flexible Color E Ink displays could soon come to wearables

The flexible display fever isn't stopping at smartphones, of course. Lenovo already made available its somewhat foldable ThinkPad X1 Fold but that's still squarely within the realm of typical computers. Such flexible LCD and OLED panels aren't the only game in town either and famed electronic paper giant E Ink is now trying to break new ground not just with colored ePaper or just flexible ePaper but a combination of the two that could finally turn wearables into technology you can literally wear, and not just on your wrist.

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Kobo Nia is a new entry-level backlit eReader

Kobo Nia is a new entry-level backlit eReader

Being confined indoors most of the time has resulted in a rise in the consumption of digital content but it isn't just videos and games that have suddenly become even more popular than ever before. Without easy access to libraries and bookstores, bookworms have taken to eBooks to get their fix. And because most people are on tight budgets, Kobo is launching a new no-frills eReader that knows a trick or two to help you read your favorite books wherever, whenever.

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Hisense colored E-ink phone is coming next week

Hisense colored E-ink phone is coming next week

If 5G was the common feature that most smartphone makers were touting last year, this year's theme seems to revolve around the screen once more. No, not some punch-hole cutout, in-display sensor, or even curved edges. Many if not all high-end phones boast of 90Hz refresh rates or even higher. In a sea of such advanced handsets, Hisense's next phone will stand out from the crowd with an almost opposite kind of innovation, bringing the world's first slow refresh rate smartphone with a colored electronic paper display.

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7.5-inch e-paper display gets both data and power from NFC

7.5-inch e-paper display gets both data and power from NFC

There has been a small but prominent rise in interest in e-paper technologies like E-Ink due to their simplicity, energy-efficiency, and extensibility. Tablets and even phones using this kind of display are no longer unheard of, though rare, and that represents just one innovation in that field. Another, courtesy of a company named "Waveshare" is looking into how digital paper screens can operate without any batteries. All they will need is an NFC receiver.

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reMarkable 2 e-paper tablet slims down the doodler’s notepad replacement

reMarkable 2 e-paper tablet slims down the doodler’s notepad replacement

E-paper tablet reMarkable has returned with a second-generation slate, with the reMarkable 2 an even slimmer, longer lasting paper notepad alternative. Unlike almost about all other tablets on the market today, reMarkable 2 doesn't use an LCD or OLED touchscreen. Instead, it relies on a low-power E Ink panel, much like a Kindle ereader.

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Hisense color E-Ink phone could offer a different cure for phone addiction

Hisense color E-Ink phone could offer a different cure for phone addiction

We are too glued to our screens and yet almost all the solutions being offered mostly involve quitting cold turkey with a dumber than dumb phone. That may no longer be that practical in this day and age but that doesn't mean there isn't an answer. One answer could come in the form of phones using colored e-paper displays such as the one shown off by Hisense at CES 2020. This phone, which is a significant step up from regular E-Ink displays, could offer a perfect balance of utility and simplicity that could keep people off their phones.

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