E-ink is Beta-Testing Electronic Window Tint (video)
Tinted windows are great – they give you privacy and limit the amount of sunlight which can penetrate. But they are not so great when lighting is bad.
Luckily for us, E-ink is working on a solution. Mike Cane just pointed me to a demo video where E-ink shows off their Just Tint technology.
That is a cool trick, but I am not sure we’re going to see widespread adoption. For one thing, in most cases curtains and blinds will work just fine while costing a lot less.
The good news, however, is that there is already similar tech in the market. I found tech from a competing company called Smart Tint which can be retrofitted to existing glass, or added during construction. They can design a window tint in any number of colors, and are reportedly already shipping.
Clearly this is an established market, which means that one company or another could license E-ink’s tech, and bring it to market.
Would you use it if you could?