The hot epaper news this morning came from an E-ink press release and from my own two eyes. Leading epaper maker E-ink chose to feature a new wall hanging as its focalpoint at CES 2015.
The Prism is a new twist on E-ink’s existing segmented displays. E-ink has long been making segmented panels to display simple info like clocks and epaper signage, but with Prism E-ink eschewed the practical black and white and instead went for an abstract colored design.
To put it in the simplest terms, a Prism wall is made up of multiple 12″ panels, each segmented with the same pattern. This enables E-ink to assemble the panels to fit any space required with little effort.
I saw it in person, and TBH it didn’t look all that impressive. It just looked like a wall with randomly flashing pattern of red, pink and white tiles. Yes, I suppose that was the point of the design, but I just didn’t find it appealing.
Edit: What’s more, I also find it redundant and less impressive than past projects. A reader reminded me of a similar installation which was installed a UN lounge in 2013. That used multiple 7.4″ E-ink screens to create a 19-foot display with a resolution of 26,400 x 3,360 (I’m not kidding).
What do you think?