What I Did (and Didn’t) Find at CES 2015

Over the past day I have been fielding questions from readers about gadgets I haven’t reported on and tech I haven’t mentioned during my coverage of CES 2015, so I thought I would take a few minutes this evening and share what I wasn’t able to find.

Oh, and if you have a question about a device or tech which wasn’t mentioned in press coverage of CES, please ask. I’ll tell you what I know.

In a lot of cases it might not amount to much. For example, I did manage to get some time with the Snapwatch, that odd looking wearable with a long and narrow flexible band. It first showed up on my radar in early 2014, but only as a concept design.


I did see it at CES but don’t have anything new to report beyond the fact that the developer is trying to license the IP. He currently has no plans to bring it to market himself.

I also have no new information on Sharp’s plan to release an Android tablet with a low-power Pixtronix Mems display. I made 3 trips to the booth, spoke to three people, and left 3 business cards. All I can report is that I was told that this tablet, if it launches at all, will only be available in Japan (and not the US).

I also have no new info on large-screen ereaders (other than what I already posted) or new info on color ereaders.

E-ink did have this baby in their booth, but it was a 32″ sign and not intended as a reading device (at 720 x 1280, the screen resolution is arguably too low for that). I had also seen it at SID Display Week 2014.

e-ink color 32 inch sign 1

Any questions? Did I miss something you’re interested in?

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Hrafn11 January, 2015

    E-ink did have this baby in their booth, but it was a 32″ sign and not intended as a reading device (at 720 x 1280, the screen resolution is arguably too low for that).

    I take it E-Ink didn’t have any new eReader-related technology to show off? Somewhat disappointing.

    1. Nate Hoffelder11 January, 2015

      Netronix had their prototypes in the Astak booth.

    1. Nate Hoffelder12 January, 2015

      I didn’t see any sign of them in the E-ink booth, and there’s no news on Twitter (just a lot of unanswered queries).

      The latest update which I can find was dated 9 December:

      Smartwatches were big last year everywhere, including in the E-ink booth (I remember seeing this watch). But there was somewhat less activity this year.

  2. NatCh12 January, 2015

    And their FB page is mostly complaints and demands for refunds. I’m still undecided as to whether they’re just having a colossally bad time of the effort, or if it’s actually some sort of extremely elaborate hoax. Kinda stinks, it looks like the sort of watch that’s quite well suited to my preferences.

    Thanks, Nate!

  3. Alonso Yañez1 February, 2015

    Nothing new on color ereaders. But there is something in the future about it? even if not new information…

    1. Nothing so far.

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