X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Paperlike Portable E Ink Display Hits Indiegogo

by Shane McGlaun
Advertisement

About a year and a half ago, we got our first glimpse at the Dasung E Ink computer monitor. It looked pretty cool and has some great features, but it was pricy. Also, it never came to market in a way that you could easily buy it. Fast-forward to today, and the Dasung display is back and on Indiegogo under the Paperlike name.

paperlike-tbzoom in

I dig the idea behind the monitor, it’s meant to be a screen that you can use to get work done in direct sunlight. I can tell you from experience that you can’t even open a window or work with the lights on if you want a clear view with most monitors. On the other hand, Paperlike will work in direct sunlight with no glare. The 1600 x 1200 13.3-inch screen needs only a single USB port for power and video, and offers a high enough refresh rate for most work tasks.

The same downside persists though; the Paperlike monitor is going for $799 on Indiegogo. That is cheaper than the roughly $900 price that was estimated before, but still dramatically more expensive than other monitors its size, as well as other E Ink based products like the Amazon Kindle.

Once the Paperlike is in retail outlets, it will sell for $995. I use the term “sell” loosely, since I doubt they will sell many of these displays at all with a price that high. I think it’s simply too niche of a product for much success at that price. Get this bad boy down to around $300 and you have a whole ‘nother ball game.

Hot Deals in the Technabob Shop:



More from Awesomer Media...

McDonald’s: Coffee Shops

McDonald’s: Coffee Shops

Bat-Signal Prop Nightlight

Bat-Signal Prop Nightlight

Ford GT Competition Series Sheds Weight for Track Dominance

Ford GT Competition Series Sheds Weight for Track Dominance

Review: 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

Review: 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

R2-D2 Speaks English

R2-D2 Speaks English

10 Sci-Fi Vehicles That Inspired Modern Technology

10 Sci-Fi Vehicles That Inspired Modern Technology

Advertisement