29 Nov '14, 1am

Sony FES Watch Re-Introduces You To E-Ink

I am personally a fan of e-ink for a lot of reasons and feel that its utility has been under-valued by smartwatch makers. The first "decent" smartwatch, the Pebble, decided that it was a good idea to use an e-ink screen, but we haven't seen much after that. While e-ink does have its limitations, more R&D into the concept can likely vastly improve it. E-ink is already fantastic when it comes to battery life and clarity. Assuming with more development we could have a faster refresh rate and colors - it could totally revolutionize smartwatches, given the enormous power drain of back-lit LCD or OLED screens. While I don't know if e-ink will be the answer to all wearable screen technology in the future, it is something I would like to see more work put into. Sony is also no stranger to e-ink screens, as they launched the world's first e-ink book readers a while back. Darrell Et...

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