Popslate is developing a new product that will add a secondary screen to the back of your Apple iPhone to provide a true e-ink experience. It basically offers a blank slate and you can load your own images on it! These can be pictures you took via the camera or side-loaded from your computer. You can think of it as a very slim secondary case that can dynamically change the graphics to suit your mood. Not only can static images or a slideshow be established, but also urgent notifications, sports scores, maps, notes, calendar, talking points—you name it—will now be available at a glance.
Popslate technology bridges the gap between a dedicated e-ink reader and a smartphone. It provides the best of both worlds and you can read your Kindle books on the dedicated screen, in full e-ink glory. The core technology features a very rugged 4 inch diagonal E-Ink screen. It weighs less then 75 grams and the dimensions are 5.35” x 2.56” x 0.54”.
The company is currently seeking funds to develop the project and are nearly there. They asked for $150,000 via the micro financing website Indiegogo. They have currently raised $143,000 and there is around a month left to get the rest. It looks like this project will move ahead and iPhone users can finally get a taste of the dedicated e-ink experience.
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.