Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Jan 2015 20:51 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems

The PaperLike uses a 13.3-inch E Ink Fina screen that has a resolution of 1600 x 1200 (150 ppi). Fina is E Ink's glass-based display and is different from what's on the 13.3" Sony DPT-S1 PDF Reader, which has a flexible plastic-based screen.

The interesting thing about the PaperLike is that it uses so little energy that it doesn't even need to be plugged into its own power source. It connects to a laptop or desktop computer simply with a USB cable, and it gets enough power through the USB to refresh the screen.

This looks quite interesting in a cool-to-have sort of way. Too bad the price isn't exactly in the cool-to-have category.

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USB-Charging is the interesting thing?
by avgalen on Tue 27th Jan 2015 08:56 UTC
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2010-09-23

"The interesting thing about the PaperLike is that it uses so little energy that it doesn't even need to be plugged into its own power source. It connects to a laptop or desktop computer simply with a USB cable, and it gets enough power through the USB to refresh the screen."

There are entire > 20" monitors that get their charge and data over old fashioned USB 2.0 ports. If this is what they advertise as being interesting they need a new marketing department.

How about "After charging it for 30 minutes with any standard USB-port you can use it for 30 days?"

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