Seiko's watch shown in Basel
Citizen's clock shown to the media earlier this week
How E Ink works
Bioware's latest XBOX game merchandising point-of-purchase (POP) display the Jade Empire game.
An example of E ink display technology being used for highly legible signage solutions in Japan. Imagine a billboard that constantly reflects the front page of a newspaper - that's what this is.
June 16, 2005 Citizen Watch and E Ink this week demonstrated a curved clock utilising an electronic paper display(EPD), further indicating that E Ink’s electronic paper is getting ever closer to the mass market. The Citizen clock follows closely on Seiko’s showing of the world's first watch with an electronic paper display at the Baselworld Watch and Jewelry Show in April. Both designs incorporate an ultra-thin, low-power display integrated into a curved face but the most compelling aspect of electronic paper displays is their legibility – the reason electronic paper has been developed is ease-of-use compared to traditional electronic displays and computer screens and hence the primary aim has been the development of ebooks which are friendlier on the eye than a computer screen’s 72 to 90 dots per inch.
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