Electronics

E Ink's latest color ePaper technology supports displays up to 13.3 inches

E Ink's latest color ePaper technology supports displays up to 13.3 inches
The Kaleido 3 color ePaper technology is more color rich than its predecessor, supports bigger display panels and easier on the eyes
The Kaleido 3 color ePaper technology is more color rich than its predecessor, supports bigger display panels and easier on the eyes
View 1 Image
The Kaleido 3 color ePaper technology is more color rich than its predecessor, supports bigger display panels and easier on the eyes
1/1
The Kaleido 3 color ePaper technology is more color rich than its predecessor, supports bigger display panels and easier on the eyes

Around a year ago, we got to gawp at the latest color electronic paper display technology from E Ink when we reviewed the excellent PocketBook InkPad Color e-reader. Now E Ink has launched a new generation that gives the color performance a boost, and is heading for larger devices.

Last year's Kaleido Plus e-paper technology saw improvements made to the printing pattern in the color filter array for brighter colors compared to the previous version. The upgrade also allowed for bigger color e-reader displays, and one of the first to employ the tech was Switzerland's PocketBook for its 7.8-inch InkPad Color.

For Kaleido 3, E Ink has combined the color filter array with its Carta black and white film and managed to increase color saturation by 30 percent compared to Kaleido Plus, making for a "more fully realized eBook shopping and reading experience."

The company has also included new front light technology called ComfortGaze, that lowers the blue light ratio reflected off the display surface by up to 60 percent and the blue light toxicity factor by 24 percent for the promise of after dark reading that's easier on the eyes.

The new generation of Kaleido ePaper technology is reported responsive enough to play animations and videos and is being made available in various panel sizes up to 13.3-diagonal-inches, with the company pitching the bigger displays at outdoor digital signage applications.

The first e-readers utilizing Kaleido 3 will no doubt break cover shortly, but E Ink plans to first show off the technology at the Touch Taiwan expo being held at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center from April 27.

Source: E Ink

2 comments
2 comments
Eddy
About time Amazon upgraded their ancient tech expensive readers.
claudio
@Eddy: not really, if you only read books on your Kindle (like I do), colors are absolutely an expensive non-necessity.
On the other hand, a bigger ebook where one could read PDF magazines without killing one's eyes like regular displays do... well, that's a different story