Pixel Qi is dead (but its low-power displays are not)

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Pixel Qi, maker of low-power, sunlight readable displays has closed up shop. In late 2014 we learned that the company’s founder, Mary Lou Jepsen, was now working on a new display technology project for Google X. Today GoodEReader reported that Pixel Qi has pretty much gone out of business. But that doesn’t mean there’s no […]

Trimble launches Yuma 2 rugged tablet with Pixel Qi display

Trimble Yuma 2

Trimble has unveiled a new rugged tablet for outdoor use in construction, transportation, utility work, and other areas where tough build quality trumps pretty design. The 7 inch Trimble Yuma 2 tablet also features a Pixel Qi sunlight-readable display. Pixel Qi screens are a special type of LCD that offers full-color when used with a […]

Sol Computer unveils ruggedized, pricey netbook with Pixel Qi screen

Sol Computer Netbook

Sol Computer is a small California-based company that offers computers with Pixel Qi sunlight readable displays. The company’s notebooks and tablets are aimed at customers willing to pay a premium price for a screen that’s visible outdoors, including pilots and other professionals that work outdoors. This week Sol Computer started showing off its latest product — […]

Pixel Qi promises retina-quality low power displays

Pixel Qi power comparison

Pixel Qi‘s low power displays are based on standard LCD display technology — but the company’s screens support a high contrast mode that allows you to turn off the backlight and use the screens in direct sunlight — or in any room where you just want to save power. There are about a dozen devices […]

French EviGroup PadPro available with Pixel Qi sunlight readable screen


French tablet maker EviGroup has a habit of making tablets with unusual features. For instance, last year the company demonstrated a tablet with head-tracking capabilities. Now EviGroup is offering a tablet with an optional Pixel Qi sunlight viewable disable. The EviGroup PadPro is a tablet with a 10.2 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, a […]

Pixel Qi sunlight readable displays at CES 2012


Pixel Qi makes LCD displays that can be viewed outdoors in direct sunlight using nothing but ambient light. In full color LCD mode they still look better outdoors than a typical screen, but you can also cut the backlight entirely and use the screens in a high-contrast, nearly black and white mode that uses as […]

Pixel Qi, Shizhu Technology to produce tablets together

Shizhu tablet with Pixel Qi

A new family of Chinese tablets with displays that are viewable both indoors and outdoors in direct sunlight could be on the way. Chinese device maker Shizhu Technology is partnering with Pixel Qi to develop “a family of tablets.” Pixel Qi’s displays are LCD screens that combine some of the best features of an LCD with some […]

Pixel Qi: Over 3 million screens in the wild

Pixel Qi 7 inch screen

Pixel Qi makes transflective displays that look like full-color LCDs when used with a backlight, but look more like a low power, outdoor readable E Ink when you turn off the backlight on a computer, eReader, or other device. The company has been showing off its technology for a few years, but so far very […]