Waveshare is a relatively new company to the secondary monitor space that focuses on E INK technology. They have a 10.3 inch model that is currently available and they are working on a new 13.3 inch variant.
The Waveshare 10.3 features 10.3 inch E INK display with a resolution of 1872×1404 with 226 PPI. It does not have any internal storage, RAM or a processor. Instead it is designed to hook up via HDMI into your PC or laptop. It will act as a secondary monitor and will be easy on the eyes for long sessions of staring at the screen. There is no front-lit screen, and relies on ambient lighting.
There are three modes for the refreshing system for the screen. The normal one is called GC16 and is designed for clarity on imagery in mind. A2 mode scales down the resolution of the screen and increases performance, this is useful for huge PDF files or image heavy content. A2+ blends the two modes together.
This device retails for $539.99 US from the Waveshare website, but they aren’t shipping anything at the moment due to the Coronavirus outbreak affecting Chinese manufacturing.
The Waveshare is basically competing against Dasung in the secondary monitor space. Dasung has been in the business longer and has a better track record. The Onyx Boox MAX 3 also has an HDMI out and can be used for a secondary monitor.
Michael Kozlowski has written about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. Newspapers and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times have picked up his articles. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.