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It’s Now Time for Electric Ink Technology; Get Ready

Published on 18 May 16
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Have you ever taken some time to think about the Amazon Kindle? I guess you should. This gadget has been with us for long now. In fact, we have been patient with it. Remember when it weighed over 400 pounds and had a 19-button keyword? We were very loyal, and waited patiently, without complaining.

The biggest secret is one; the Amazon Kindle is best when you want to read. Secondly, and this is what defines it, is the E Ink display, what to most of us, is the black and white display.

The E-ink display is what makes this gadget unique and special. It is responsible for the device tone, being slow and simple. The display is conspicuously different from your smartphone, because of the display. It is nice to your eyes and won’t distract those around you when you’re reading.

That's being enough publicity to the Amazon Kindle; it’s time I show why you should get ready for this technology- that makes the Amazon Kindle, one of the coolest devices we have around, working on an amazing technology.

E-ink screens, which are easy to read and durable, are the next big thing currently on high usage in making billboards, house walls, and price tags. This success can partially be associated with the effort researchers have put in trying to think of how floors, walls facades, and ceiling, can be turned into a touchscreen. To make any screen work, in any of the above areas, the screen must be rugged, require less power and be visible under all conditions. However, there is no other display technology that meets all these conditions, expect E-ink display, which is the point behind all that we’re experience.

Let's turn to tech a bit. The e-paper display is made of numerous ink capsules, which are very tiny and have electric charges. Some of the ink in capsules is black, and some is white. So that the display shows anything sensible on the screen, an electrical field must rearrange the ink. That is why after switching on your Amazon Kindle, there is a resulting flash- that is when ink is rearranging itself. For the ink to rearrange only a small amount of power is consumed, and after the ink is in position, the power shuts off. To keep the display working, there isn’t any power needed. And this is what makes an Amazon Kindle energy efficient.

But there is a big difference between the capabilities of an e-ink display and that of LCD or OLD. It is also not contestable that the two are more powerful, vibrant and colorful. Additionally, they are more sensitive to touch. That explains why an e-ink TV may not be coming soon, but it's not all devices that require the LCD and OLED display, making an e-ink display, the best option.

There are clear signs that e-ink display is picking up. Some of the gadgets on the market that are using an e-ink display are the Withings fitness tracker, the Pebble Time, Sony SmartBand Talk, among others. In all these devices, the compromise is of sharp resolution and bright colors to a long lasting battery.
It’s Now Time for Electric Ink Technology; Get Ready - Image 1
The situation in the market

There are other uses of the e-ink display on the market today and you can’t help but admire them. For example, the Popslate smartphone cases. The company have made smartphone cases that you put on the back of your phone, but are an e-ink display, giving you an extra screen. Meaning you can use the display, when you don't want the bright light from the front screen. According to Tech News, their innovation motivation was after they identified the three things that suck about mobile devices; a fast draining battery, the bright screen that is bad for reading and for your eyes and the need to unlock the screen when you want it to display anything.

Another brilliant use of e-ink display is in retail stores, where instead of using paper price tags they can use the e-ink display price tags. This will come with added conveniences. This is because, changing the prices will now be easy and faster. Additionally, these price tags will last for years.

There is something that stands in this display. Despite the increased use and applications, the technology is the same. That is why the principle behind an e-ink tattoo is similar to that of an Amazon Kindle.

To summarize, the e-ink display technology use is now impossibly broad. Start looking around and you may realize, the tech has already arrived; it is only that it is maintaining the stature of the Amazon Kindle, despite working on an amazing technology.
References




Have you ever taken some time to think about the Amazon Kindle? I guess you should. This gadget has been with us for long now. In fact, we have been patient with it. Remember when it weighed over 400 pounds and had a 19-button keyword? We were very loyal, and waited patiently, without complaining.

The biggest secret is one; the Amazon Kindle is best when you want to read. Secondly, and this is what defines it, is the E Ink display, what to most of us, is the black and white display.

The E-ink display is what makes this gadget unique and special. It is responsible for the device tone, being slow and simple. The display is conspicuously different from your smartphone, because of the display. It is nice to your eyes and won’t distract those around you when you’re reading.

That's being enough publicity to the Amazon Kindle; it’s time I show why you should get ready for this technology- that makes the Amazon Kindle, one of the coolest devices we have around, working on an amazing technology.

E-ink screens, which are easy to read and durable, are the next big thing currently on high usage in making billboards, house walls, and price tags. This success can partially be associated with the effort researchers have put in trying to think of how floors, walls facades, and ceiling, can be turned into a touchscreen. To make any screen work, in any of the above areas, the screen must be rugged, require less power and be visible under all conditions. However, there is no other display technology that meets all these conditions, expect E-ink display, which is the point behind all that we’re experience.

Let's turn to tech a bit. The e-paper display is made of numerous ink capsules, which are very tiny and have electric charges. Some of the ink in capsules is black, and some is white. So that the display shows anything sensible on the screen, an electrical field must rearrange the ink. That is why after switching on your Amazon Kindle, there is a resulting flash- that is when ink is rearranging itself. For the ink to rearrange only a small amount of power is consumed, and after the ink is in position, the power shuts off. To keep the display working, there isn’t any power needed. And this is what makes an Amazon Kindle energy efficient.

But there is a big difference between the capabilities of an e-ink display and that of LCD or OLD. It is also not contestable that the two are more powerful, vibrant and colorful. Additionally, they are more sensitive to touch. That explains why an e-ink TV may not be coming soon, but it's not all devices that require the LCD and OLED display, making an e-ink display, the best option.

There are clear signs that e-ink display is picking up. Some of the gadgets on the market that are using an e-ink display are the Withings fitness tracker, the Pebble Time, Sony SmartBand Talk, among others. In all these devices, the compromise is of sharp resolution and bright colors to a long lasting battery.

It’s Now Time for Electric Ink Technology; Get Ready - Image 1

The situation in the market

There are other uses of the e-ink display on the market today and you can’t help but admire them. For example, the Popslate smartphone cases. The company have made smartphone cases that you put on the back of your phone, but are an e-ink display, giving you an extra screen. Meaning you can use the display, when you don't want the bright light from the front screen. According to Tech News, their innovation motivation was after they identified the three things that suck about mobile devices; a fast draining battery, the bright screen that is bad for reading and for your eyes and the need to unlock the screen when you want it to display anything.

Another brilliant use of e-ink display is in retail stores, where instead of using paper price tags they can use the e-ink display price tags. This will come with added conveniences. This is because, changing the prices will now be easy and faster. Additionally, these price tags will last for years.

There is something that stands in this display. Despite the increased use and applications, the technology is the same. That is why the principle behind an e-ink tattoo is similar to that of an Amazon Kindle.

To summarize, the e-ink display technology use is now impossibly broad. Start looking around and you may realize, the tech has already arrived; it is only that it is maintaining the stature of the Amazon Kindle, despite working on an amazing technology.

References

https://www.fusecrunch.com/ http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~rea9x/papers/chi-2004-inkstudy.pdf

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