/> ED I T O R S C H O I C E IN N O V A T IO N A W A R D
X

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.

nic-healey.jpg
Nic Healey
img0368.jpg
1 of 14 Nic Healey/CNET

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.

img0365.jpg
2 of 14 Nic Healey/CNET

Tomoon watch

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

img0371.jpg
3 of 14 Nic Healey/CNET

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.

img0364.jpg
4 of 14 Nic Healey/CNET

Seiko e-ink smartwatch

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

img0367.jpg
5 of 14 Nic Healey/CNET

Kisai Rorschach

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

img0376.jpg
6 of 14 Nic Healey/CNET

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.

img0378.jpg
7 of 14 Nic Healey/CNET

Tolino Vision

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

img0379.jpg
8 of 14 Nic Healey/CNET

Acatel E-Card

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

img0381.jpg
9 of 14 Nic Healey/CNET

YotaPhone

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

img0383.jpg
10 of 14 Nic Healey/CNET

Flexible e-ink screens

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

img0384.jpg
11 of 14 Nic Healey/CNET

Coloured e-ink

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

img0385.jpg
12 of 14 Nic Healey/CNET

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.

img0287.jpg
13 of 14 Nic Healey/CNET

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.

img0289.jpg
14 of 14 Nic Healey/CNET

Oaxis InkCase Sports

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

More Galleries

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor is ready to catch big air

More Galleries

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor is ready to catch big air

55 Photos
2022's best TV shows you can't miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and more

More Galleries

2022's best TV shows you can't miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and more

64 Photos
The best Nintendo Switch games to play right now

More Galleries

The best Nintendo Switch games to play right now

41 Photos
2023 Cadillac Escalade V: Ready to roar

More Galleries

2023 Cadillac Escalade V: Ready to roar

5 Photos
Inside the Smithsonian's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

More Galleries

Inside the Smithsonian's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

44 Photos
Best dating apps of 2021

More Galleries

Best dating apps of 2021

13 Photos
The 51 best VR games

More Galleries

The 51 best VR games

53 Photos