Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Learn more.

Wove Band Flexible E-ink Smartwatch: Flexitime

by Lambert Varias
Advertisement

We’ve seen many ideas for devices with flexible displays, but a company called Polyera claims that it will commercially launch such a device next year. It’s called the Wove Band, a smartwatch with an E-ink touchscreen running nearly the length of its entire strap.

wove_band_flexible_e_ink_smartwatch_1zoom in

The Wove Band is based on Polyera Digital Fabric Technology, which “uses proprietary electronic materials to enable displays that are flexible, robust, and can be manufactured in traditional display fabrication plants with minimal capital investment.” The use of E-ink should give it a long battery life despite having a display much larger than that of current smartwatches. Polyera says it will give away prototype units to a few artists and developers by the end of this year before selling the final version in mid-2016.

wove_band_flexible_e_ink_smartwatch_2zoom in

wove_band_flexible_e_ink_smartwatch_3zoom in

While it’s unclear if or when the Wove Band will be widely available, Polyera says it’s just one of the many planned applications of its technology. The company hopes to be the one to realize the flexible devices and integrated electronics that have remained prototypes and concepts for years, if not decades.

[via Coolest Gadgets]



Making a Pencil Vase

Making a Pencil Vase

Win a 2020 GMC Sierra 3500 HD Denali Pickup Truck

Win a 2020 GMC Sierra 3500 HD Denali Pickup Truck

Weta Workshop Unleashed

Weta Workshop Unleashed

Advertisement
This 1986 Dodge Shelby Omni GLHS Belonged to Carroll Shelby

This 1986 Dodge Shelby Omni GLHS Belonged to Carroll Shelby

Porsche Celebrates 25 Years of the Boxster with Limited-edition Boxster 25 Years

Porsche Celebrates 25 Years of the Boxster with Limited-edition Boxster 25 Years

David Hasselhoff’s Knight Rider K.I.T.T. Replica for Sale

David Hasselhoff’s Knight Rider K.I.T.T. Replica for Sale

Advertisement