Man, that little girl still looks sad. Maybe she’s waiting for her Pixel Qi display…

Remember back when the company announced that a select group of manufacturers would have access to the first Pixel Qi screens? As it turns out, those manufacturers ran into some production snags — those snags have kept Pixel Qi screens off retail shelves. As a new blog post from Qi’s Mary Lou Jepsen states, the displays are only in specialized, professional devices which you may never see on retail shelves.

Fear, not, she continues! Production has been ramped up and Pixel Qi is set to meet OEM demands including requests from “some of the largest computer companies in the world.” That’s certainly great news if it turns out to be true this time. Jespen also states in the post that a DIY partner program announcement will be coming soon

Hmm… So does that mean DIY kits will actually be available soon? Deja vu. I swear Brad told us last month that they were coming soon…then.

Anyone else feel like listening to ‘Tired of Waiting’ by the Kinks right about now?

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5 replies on “Pixel Qi display shortages rectified, DIY kit coming soon (finally)?”

  1. I go with the vapourware consensus. Displaying a concept product at a show maketh not a practical production reality.

  2. It’s vaporware. Every couple of months there’s another blog post or another video “demonstration” or another photo of this thing “in the wild” along with the constantly repeated mantra of “real soon now…” This time at least the excuse (it’s really out there, just not in anything anyone can see or find or buy) is a new one. It’s been like this for well over a year now and, for someone like me who would snap one up in an instant were it a real product, very tiring and disappointing.

    Definitely vaporware.

  3. They may be a overly optimistic (or perhaps terribly unlucky) with regard to their manufacturing schedule, but it’s not vaporware. The technology is real, the product exists, and it has been demo’d at trade shows. Search youtube for “Pixel Qi” and you can see their screens in use.

  4. I hope it’s not vaporware. I’ve been looking forward to these multi-mode displays for some time. They will make portable devices truly multi-functional devices. And I can maybe save my eyes lol

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