Clearink recently unveiled their Color E-paper 2.0 at SID Display Week and Good e-reader gave you a first look at what this innovative technology brought to the table. Clearink has just given us permission to give you a sense on how the front-light system works and how it looks playing complex animations in full color.
The front-lit display in this video features a 9.7 inch reflective display with a 1:16 contrast ratio, 4096 colors, 19.5% NTSC color gamut, 3V/1V drive/hold voltages in a 227 dpi display playing nearly 30 frames/sec video.
Clearink told Good e-Reader that “The current demo has 2 LEDs – the nice thing about our front plane technology is that we can also tune the front light to uniquely suit the display and make it more efficient that most other technologies which scatter light.”
My sense from seeing this technology is that the front-lit display is vibrantly white and you get the same type of experience as the lighting system found on the Kindle Paperwhite 4 or Kobo Forma. Although Clearink has yet to develop a color temperature system, their new LED lights are amazing.
This display tech will eventually be used for digital notebooks and next generation e-readers. Clearink announced a few weeks ago that they have signed 4 contracts with different hardware companies that will use it in upcoming products. The only company that has confirmed plans was Lenovo, who has experienced companies such as Lenovo to use it in upcoming products.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and Verge.