ClearInk is Still a Year Away From Mass Production (video)

ClearInk is Still a Year Away From Mass Production (video) e-Reading Hardware Screen Tech

ClearInk demonstrated the latest examples of their screen tech at SID Display Week 2018.

The screens missed their promised ship date of last quarter, but ClearInk says that in spite of the delay they have still made a lot of progress. As you will see in the video, the ClearInk rep says they have doubled the resolution, increased the color gamut by 30%, increased contrast by 100%, and brought down the operating voltage to 5V compared with the 10V that they were operating at last year.

ClearInk is also claiming in a press release that they have a $10 million contract to supply screens to a tablet maker, but since they don't name the partner that announcement really isn't worth the electrons it is written on.

In related news, the company's eSchoolBook project has been in trial manufacturing in China over the past several months aiming for a mass production release by Q2 in 2019. It is not clear what market this product would be sold in or how it will successfully compete with cheap Android tablets, iPads, or Chromebooks.

ClearInk screens, should they ever reach the market, will be more expensive and less pretty than current screens, which is why we are very likely looking at the next late great screen tech.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. 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.

6 Comments

  1. Ryber1 June, 2018

    Ummm… What’s with the penis on the screen in the first image?

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    1. Nate Hoffelder1 June, 2018

      That is the letter R, not a penis.

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      1. Ryber1 June, 2018

        I… have a dirty mind I suppose… I can sort of see the letter r, but, jeeze, font. With the other items on screen along with it, it definitely does not look like r at first blush.

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        1. Nate Hoffelder1 June, 2018

          Yes, I can see the penis, too. But I also know they would not show one, so it has to be something else.

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          1. Ryber1 June, 2018

            I assumed they wouldn’t either, but I wouldn’t put it past a visitor at a show to slip something onto a device screen and it not be noticed before filming. I’ve seen it happen before, sadly.

            Reply
  2. me_k5 September, 2018

    The worst problem with that companies is that they are not responding to e-mails. You can have an business idea, need to have a sample from them, or at least a talk, but they don’t want to.

    Reply

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