A Second Look at ClearInk’s Color Reflective Displays (video)
Readers have been asking for more reader stories and fewer author stories. Here’s a video that Charbax shot late last month, but only crossed my desk this morning
ClearInk is a screen tech startup that won best in show at SID Display Week this year for a reflective color display that some are incorrectly describing as epaper. Their tech uses a color filter over an electrophoretic display. (This display uses tech that is similar to E-ink’s screens, but still different.)
The above video was shot at IDTechEx USA 2017.
The video below is from SID Display Week. It is the second of two videos Charbax shot in the ClearInk booth in May.
This is pretty nifty tech – for a demo in a booth.
If you listen carefully, you will hear that the screens are playing 30 frames per second, but only showing 8 colors. That is rather basic compared to the average tablet, which can play video for hours and hours and show millions of colors.
ClearInk thinks there is a market for these screens in educational devices, but that market is already being served by cheap tablet, Chromebooks, and expensive iPads.
It’s not clear how ClearInk’s tech will improve on existing offerings, which is why it has about as much chance as previous reflective screen tech like Mirasol, Pixtronix, and Liquavista.