PopSlate to celebrate its two year anniversary by finally shipping its ePaper smartphone case

-+*When it comes to crowd funded hardware projects, there are the projects that fail and projects that ship, and then there is PopSlate, the Schrodinger’s cat of crowd funded hardware projects. For the past two years Popslate has been neither dead nor alive, but that could change shortly. Word on Twitter is that someone is about… Read More »

InkCase Plus Delayed by Manufacturing Issues

-+*Originally scheduled to ship in October, the InkCase Plus E-ink smartphone case has hit a minor production snafu but will be shipping later this month. 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… Read More »

E-ink-Equipped InkCase Plus Clears the FCC, Ships This Month

-+*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… Read More »

New Leak Reveals a Square iWatch Design Which Won’t Go Into Production Until January

-+*With Apple’s next press event less than 24 hours away, a new leak  may just have offered the first proof that the mounting rumors are true: there is an iWatch in the works. A couple hours ago an anonymous redditor posted a set of slides which may show parts from the iWatch.

Amazon is Facing Boycotts, Cries of Blackmail from Japanese Publishers

-+*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 Asahi Shimbun is reporting that Amazon has launched a new ranking… Read More »

eReader Maker Oaxis Launches Kickstarter Project for E-ink Smartphone Case, Hits Funding Goal in 3 Hours

-+*If you are in the market for a case which adds a second E-ink screen to your smartphone then you might want to head over to Kickstarter tout suite. There’s a funding campaign going on right now which is already oversubscribed and is about to run out of prizes.

Alcatel’s 3.5″ eReader Made an Appearance at Computex, Now Known as the e-Card

-+*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… Read More »

Gajah Unveils the InkCase Plus – Adds an E-ink Screen to Nearly Any Smartphone

-+*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… Read More »