The Kindle and other reading devices make use of E Ink Corporation‘s ePaper, which not only displays text almost like it appears on paper, it also consumes low power and it has zero glare. But because nothing in perfect in this world, ePaper can only output black and white. Until now.
E Ink recently introduced their Triton color ePaper, which has all of the advantages of the black and white variant, plus the ability to display colored images and text! Watch the video below for a basic explanation of E Ink’s Triton technology, and how it could lead to umbrellas with maps on them:
According to Akihabara News, Triton technology is actually already in commercial products, like Seiko’s Active-Matrix watch (I don’t know why the watch only displays in black and white though). It’s only a matter of time before we get devices that display magazines and comic books!
[via Akihabara News]