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Just 'ink' case: E-ink devices at Computex 2014 (pictures)

Say e-ink and you think e-readers, but the electronic paper is starting to pop up in smartwatches and phone cases, as we saw at Computex in Taiwan.

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Epson Smart Canvas

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Here at Computex, e-ink isn't just for e-readers.

New for this year, Epson's Smart Canvas watch gets a little artistic with its design.

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Tomoon watch

Chinese manufacturer Tomoon has a variety of smartwatches, include the e-ink T-Fire which has a slightly curved screen.

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Sonostar e-ink smartwatch

Not surprisingly, the E Ink company stand had a variety of innovative products using e-ink technology. This Sonostar smartwatch had fitness tracking capabilities, as well as call alert and reject, message alerts, and more.

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Seiko e-ink smartwatch

Seiko's e-ink watch offering was a little more functional, design-wise than some on display.

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Kisai Rorschach

True to its name, the Rorschach from Kisai uses an inkblot-style design to tell the time on its e-ink display.

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Onyx Boox i63ML Newton

There were of course plenty of e-readers on the E Ink stand, including the strangely named Boox i63ML Newton from Onyx.

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Tolino Vision

Out of the all the readers, the Tolino had the most endearing screensaver.

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Acatel E-Card

The E-Card from Alcatel is an e-reader so small you can have it with you at all times.

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YotaPhone

We've seen -- and reviewed -- the YotaPhone before: a smart phone with an e-ink screen on the back.

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Flexible e-ink screens

Bendable e-ink screens are continually being refined and tweaked. This is the 13.3-inch Mobius Module.

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Coloured e-ink

The 6-inch Spectra e-reader adds a dash of colour into the usually monochrome world of e-ink.

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Sony Digital Paper

Sony's Digital Paper is a 13.3-inch tablet that uses e-ink technology combined with a stylus to create an "etch-a-sketch on steroids". At $1,100 (£650, AU$1,175), the price is also on steroids.

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Oxasis InkCase

Away from the E Ink stand, Singapore-based Oaxis has a few e-ink phone cases. This is a wallet style flip case with the e-ink screen front-facing when closed.

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Oaxis InkCase Sports

Also from Oaxis, this is a sports version of the InkCase, displaying fitness data.

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