E-paper unplugged is key draw at Japan show

Yet another flexible e-paper display? No. Something special. This concept e-reader has no ho-hum signs of boring repetition. The new device from Taiwan-based AU Optronics (AUO) does not need an external power supply.

This six-inch-reader is made up of Rollable Organic TFT (thin film transistor) E-paper with a flexible photovoltaic battery attached to the e-paper. The-reader has 800 by 600-pixel resolution.

That combination of e-paper with PV battery was the attraction, and some say it could signify the future in e-readers. Talk about a marketer’s dream—if and when the device hits the stores as an e-reader, the device can sell on its flexible paper and efficiency parts that will not damage easily. Users can drop them in their briefcase or pouches without having to worry. The company says another plus is that the reader’s optimized charging circuit design delivers power savings.

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