One of the best technologies to come out of the ebook revolution was e-ink screens. They were crisp, clear, and felt far more like reading actual paper than any of the other screens on the market. They were set to make ebooks the de facto medium for the future of reading. Yet now e-ink e-readers are relegated to the back shelf and hardly get any attention anymore. What gives? The technology itself has seemingly been at a standstill. There were big jumps in the tech a few years ago, but ever since color e-ink failed to live up to its potential people have lost interesting in pursuing advancements. Or, rather, there aren’t many advancements that can still be achieved. E-ink tech may have reached its full potential. Another problem is that e-ink displays are more expensive to manufacture than simple LCD screens. While this is true, it’s still troubling that e-ink companies aren’t showing off any new technology, even at a big even like the Consumer Electronics Show. Will e-ink be going the way of the dinosaurs?
Read the full article here: Have E Ink Screens Reached Their Technological Peak?
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