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 CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.