Color e-paper has been around a number of years with Pixel QI, E Ink, Liquavista and Mirasol all making plays for the consumer market. Needless to say there was a ton of hype about color e-readers, but aside from a few products they have been relegated to an extremely niche segment. Is there a future in color e-paper?
Today Michael Kozlowski and Peter Carotenuto of Good e-Reader look at some of the popular devices to have hit the market in the last few years and give you a sense on how some of these technologies work. It is important to realize some of the limitations of color e-paper and how it has been employed thus far. It does have potential, but woeful hardware specs and high price have limited the audience. Is it possible for it work? Wearable Tech, Luggage Tags and phones are one practical application.