The makers of the InkCase, Gajah, posted an update on the Kickstarter campaign with an explanation for the delay. They're having trouble manufacturing one of the modular components of the InkCase Plus: Continue reading
Gajah's E-ink case for smartphones cleared one last hurdle this week when it showed up on the FCC website.
The InkCase Plus is designed to be a universal smartphone case which adds a secondary E-ink screen to almost any smartphone. Launched as part of an incredibly successful KickStarter campaign in July 2014, this smartphone accessory is scheduled to ship to backers in October and hit store shelves. Continue reading
Never one to fight a single battle at a time, Amazon is in conflict with publishers in multiple countries, including Bonnier in Germany, Hachette Book Group in the US, and (reportedly) unnamed publishers in the UK.
And now we can add Japan to that list.
The Alcatel Magic Flip was one of the high points of CES 2014, and I have just learned that this smartphone accessory slash ebook reader showed up at Computex last month.
The MagicFlip is now called the e-Card. From what I can tell it's still not available yet, but on the plus side this ereader now works a lot better. Continue reading
Last summer Gajah (aka Oaxis, their consumer brand) unveiled a trio of smartphone cases which added E-ink screens to the back of the iPhone 5 and 2 of Samsung's smartphones. As cool as these products may have looked, they suffered from an unfortunate limitation: they only worked with specific models.
Gajah is back again today with a new modular case system that overcomes this limitation.
I spent some time today with the CoverReader, Pocketbook's entry into the smartphone case market, and I'm not terribly impressed with the idea. Sure, the demo unit worked okay, but I've begun to realize that I think there's a better option than adding an E-ink screen to a smartphone case. Continue reading