First e-ink e-book reader from Philips

First e-ink e-book reader from Philips – Engadget – www.engadget.com

The device uses E Ink’s tiny fluid-filled balls containing oppositely charged black and white particles, which are layered in a thin film on a sheet of plastic or glass. Connecting this film to electronics allows the reader to display text and graphics by controlling the voltage across each ball, determining whether it appears black or white. The result: higher contrast than newspapers and better resolution than laptop screens. The 15-centimeter-diagonal display is about half the weight and thickness of comparable liquid-crystal readers.

I so want one of these, and depending on how much they are I am going to get one. For a long time I have been telling anyone who will listen that the future is E-Ink. Of course, since I have little or no power no one cares what I say.

And they called me mad at the Academy!


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