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LG First To Release A Bendable E-Ink Display…

LG is looking to stay ahead of the technological curve for displays, recently announcing the availability next month, April, of their flexible e-ink display. Able to be bent up to 40 degrees, from the centre, the new display is also thinner and much lighter than previous glass based displays.

Making use of a flexible plastic substrate LG’s new display is 0.77mm thin and weighs only 14 grams. Described as an electronic paper display – EPD – this is one tough display. Able to with-stand a drop from 1.5 meters, scratch resistant and of course bendable.

The display itself measures 6-inches diagonally and squeezes in 1024 x 768 pixels, giving ample space for reading. LG is producing the display to be included in e-book readers made by other manufacturers, it’s pure OEM hardware. No official manufacturing partners have been announced as of yet.

LG’s EPD technology is based on E-Ink corporations electronic paper display. With no back light requirements and only requiring power to change the display this is still the number one low power display technology.

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Kyobo Tablet: The Mirasol Display, Butterfly Wings Reflecting The World…

Display technology is changing faster than ever. Take for example Qualcomm, makers of much mobile chippery who have recently released upon the world a brand new display technology, the Mirasol display.

Working much like the colorful patterns on butterfly wings the Mirasol display reflects selective wavelengths of light using millions of tiny pits containing mirrors. This allows the display to have very different characteristics to that of today’s kings of display panels, LCD and eInk.

The first example of the Mirasol display is now available to South Koreans in the shape of the the Kyobo eReader, available through Kyobo’s Book Center. The new eReader promises low power, fast frame rates, color and the display actually gets brighter and easier to read out doors.

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Mimo Magic Touch Deluxe…

As our online lives spread, growing wider with each click, desktop real-estate is at a premium. Helping to alleviate this growing problem are the new crop of USB LCD displays. Mimo, a leader in the field have recently updated their top of the line USB displays with the introduction of two new mini monitors the Mimo Magic Touch and Magic Touch Deluxe. Adding Capacitive Touch Screen to the Mimo’s range of incredibly handy displays.

Mimo’s Magic doesn’t just stop at touch screen, being extremely low power the Magic is able to run off USB power only, allowing a single cable to connect the Magic to it’s host computer. The perfect netbook companion or place to offload all of those social media windows, conversations or real time displays while still keeping an eye on them.

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