Pixel Qi demonstrated to us at Computex a new screen they are going to be using for the Notion Ink Adam that will reduce glare and give a better experience utilizing the Pixel Qi mode in units that support it.
Anyone who has purchased the Notion Ink Adam or saw any of our videos comparing it to an Amazon Kindle or our direct sunlight tests all noticed one thing, there was tons of glare on it. Notion Ink recognized the glare factor and packaged plastic screen protectors on the unit. Although they were nothing but screen protectors they did help disperse the light a little bit. This is why Pixel Qi making new screens for the Adam is such good news.
John Ryan the COO of Pixel Qi told us that the new screens were in development and they were relying on Notion Ink to adopt the new technology into future manufacturing. The screens themselves looked tremendous compared to the previous iterations and even with trade-show lighting there was no glare at all. The display models they showed us at Computex was a new film layer they had on-top of the screen.
We have to hope that the Notion Ink is going to adopt this new technology into future Adams because their current crop of Pixel Qi screens has been received with a lukewarm response.
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.